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dieblucasdie
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« on: Mar 13, 2009, 12:58:13 PM »

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dieblucasdie
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« Reply #1 on: Mar 13, 2009, 01:01:47 PM »

Also, gots to say, John, I think this is less about EVIL in the record business and more about EVIL in the TV business (when popular contestants like Jennifer Hudson and Daughtry leave early, the show takes a ratings hit for the rest of the season). 

I mean, the record industry still made plenty of money off them (if anything, the INJUSTICE angle helps), it's Fox that loses ad revenue.  And hey, hey, they made this announcement just before the sweeps / industry up-fronts season.
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RavingLunatic
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« Reply #2 on: Mar 13, 2009, 01:39:24 PM »

I've always said Idol needed to find a way to deal with the ever-vexing "tyranny of the majority" problem.
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« Reply #3 on: Mar 13, 2009, 02:50:29 PM »

so how has the rules changed?
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« Reply #4 on: Mar 13, 2009, 03:57:18 PM »

everybody has to wear a bear suit now
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Babar
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« Reply #5 on: Mar 13, 2009, 04:39:08 PM »

well, it's the voice that counts.
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« Reply #6 on: Mar 13, 2009, 04:40:26 PM »

You're kidding yourself if you think people aren't actually voting for the fur and claws.
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« Reply #7 on: Mar 13, 2009, 04:45:54 PM »

"As a singer, you sucked, but as a bear you were mad persuasive, dog. See you in L.A.!"
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« Reply #8 on: Mar 13, 2009, 05:01:49 PM »

What's really funny, to me at least, about this, is the fact that I didn't know shit about the rule change, and wasn't enlightened about it by the article John linked to. So I googled to find out what exactly had been changed, and the first article I found was this one from the Village Voice, which, of course, refers back to LPTJ.

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This slightly fascist display of power is being sold 'round the internet and on the show as a kind of J-Hud/Daughtry-inspired exception, with reference to the sorta canard that the Idol judges are "experts" who have an eye for talent more precise and reliable than that of the unwashed democratic masses. But given that this is pretty much unwashed democratic masses-driven entertainment--for the people, by the people, if you will--there's something fishy about the resort to expertise and the appeal to some sort of standard higher than the basic test of figuring out which idols inhabitants of the United States think are truly American Idols. As such, Last Plane to Jakarta calls conspiracy.

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"The rule change is about one thing only: conversations between the show's producers & industry executives who see, in the show, one of the only bright spots in the business. The judges will rescue people at the behest of labels or production houses who think they can make money off of people whom the viewing public have rejected, or, possibly, in whom they've already invested too much to see them lose."
This follows an entertainingly long disclaimer and precedes the sentences: "Can I prove this? Let me answer the question with a question: am I fucking Sherlock Holmes?" But LPTJ is clearly onto something obvious that weirdly hasn't been widely alleged: how this not a transparently special-interest related move to encourage all sorts of scummy industry people from making bets and investments on these people in advance, since now they have the technical means of making sure their horse crosses the line into the top five?

Oh, internet. Full circle in under 5 minutes.
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dieblucasdie
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« Reply #9 on: Mar 13, 2009, 05:26:06 PM »

I knew something like this was coming when they added that shitty 4th judge.

Why mess with the formula?  Simon being a dick, Paula being drunk, Randy making no sense, America choosing douchebag after douchebag.  That's what the show is.

I think it actually cheapens it by trying to make it a real contest with real rules.
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« Reply #10 on: Mar 13, 2009, 05:52:12 PM »

Ah, And We Did Not Think It Could Be Cheapened Any Further
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Little Sixes Little Nines
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« Reply #11 on: Mar 18, 2009, 02:16:21 AM »

would it cheapen it if the judges wore bear suits too?
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« Reply #12 on: May 19, 2009, 08:00:31 PM »

Bear suits cheapen nothing!
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