American Idol 2013
01-31-2013, 09:22 PM,
#11
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Ryan was on Ellen today and he said that Steven was going to do that so I was waiting the whole show for him! He's awesome Smile
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01-31-2013, 09:25 PM,
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I thought it might have been Photoshopped...AI not on on the west coast yet Tongue
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02-02-2013, 11:40 AM,
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enhanced by Google ‘Idol’ Boots Veteran Contestant for Lies about Iraq
by Chris Pursell | February 1, 2013 at 8:10 PM | American Idol

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Contestant Matt Farmer with his daughter Katie on "American Idol" (Fox)

One would-be “American Idol” who was heading to Hollywood is now heading home.

The contestant, Matthew Farmer, was given the famed gold ticket after auditioning for the show (which aired on Jan. 30). On the episode, Farmer delivered a touching story of serving in Iraq, where he suffered a brain injury from an IED explosion. The singer also claimed that the attack had led to post-traumatic stress disorder and that he was taking medicine that made him sterile.

It turns out the tales were false, according to The New York Daily News. The report states that Farmer now admits that the story was made up, telling website Guardians of Valor that “It was all lies.”

“I am extremely remorseful and very upset that I allowed myself to take from the hard work of the guys that I was deployed with among others,” Farmer reportedly wrote on the site. “To think that I would go on a national TV show and get away with continuing a lie so big…is ridiculous.”

Fox News notes that while Farmer did indeed serve in the Army, he was never actually injured in combat. As a result, TV Guide reports that he is no longer on the show.
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02-02-2013, 03:50 PM, (This post was last modified: 02-02-2013, 04:22 PM by Tom22.)
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The poor guy is truly truly messed up. At least he knows he's messed up and so do the people around him .. that could help.

From what I understand, it's likely that he sufferers from a personality disorder that doesn't go away. Without a support network around him he'd would very likely to be put in an mental institution (or end up in the criminal sort of institution) as behaviour can cycle into even more irrational and delusional acts that can be harmful in even larger ways that the people relying on his lies.
I thought the talent last year was pretty strong in terms of voices but missed the mark in terms of finding stage personalities up to their musical craft. Having young girls is tough too. As talented as they can be , if they haven't lived long enough to know what's behind the lyrics you don't have true music.. just singing.

I guess that has a lot to do with song choice (choices allowed?). Many songs can be interpreted so they do have broad heartfelt emotions that the singer twists to something in their own life. But things just can't be happy or sad.. life is more complicated than that and some kids life experiences may have allowed them to see first hand more than others.

Skylar was pretty glib on stage but i just wasn't that impressed with her singing (but others differ with me as is their prerogative . Phillip Phillips was in so much pain that I think it really held him back in terms of banter.. he seems to have a quick whit and a personality that can make people feel good about themselves by being comfortable with himself while still treating things as special. His songs did start sounding a lot a like to me but thats a longer conversation. I won't go through them all about where they just missed for me but for the most part it was in more subtle ways than their voices and I haven't seen enough (not that we ever do) in auditions to feel like they'd have got it better or worse this year.
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02-02-2013, 10:05 PM,
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^ Speaking of messed up...all this guy wanted to do was get a chance to audition on American Idol. He heard they were looking for a WGWG. Sometimes you get on the wrong bus...and sometimes it all works out.

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02-02-2013, 10:27 PM,
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^^^ That video was very funny Buzz! Bill Murray grew up about 2 miles from me. He was one of 7 kids in his family I think. I went to grade school with his younger brother. Smile
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02-02-2013, 10:35 PM,
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(02-02-2013, 10:27 PM)Babbs234 Wrote: ^^^ That video was very funny Buzz! Bill Murray grew up about 2 miles from me. He was one of 7 kids in his family I think. I went to grade school with his younger brother. Smile

That's probably why I like you so much Babbs...your Bill Murray sense of humor.

I have a number of nephews in their 20s that are big Bill Murray fans, along with me. We always insert Bill Murray lines in the conversation when it is appropriate or not...Tongue

..."am I upsetting you princess?" Dodgy
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02-02-2013, 11:21 PM,
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(02-02-2013, 10:35 PM)buzzenator Wrote:
(02-02-2013, 10:27 PM)Babbs234 Wrote: ^^^ That video was very funny Buzz! Bill Murray grew up about 2 miles from me. He was one of 7 kids in his family I think. I went to grade school with his younger brother. Smile

That's probably why I like you so much Babbs...your Bill Murray sense of humor.

I have a number of nephews in their 20s that are big Bill Murray fans, along with me. We always insert Bill Murray lines in the conversation when it is appropriate or not...Tongue

..."am I upsetting you princess?" Dodgy
Buzz, your posts are very entertaining and I always look forward to reading them. You and Himm are like a comedy team together. [Image: fighting0031.gif]
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02-05-2013, 07:33 AM, (This post was last modified: 02-05-2013, 07:51 AM by buzzenator.)
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New Article...

The Cost of Being on 'American Idol'

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/the-cost-o...21854.html

Quote:With 100 former "Idol" top 12 contestants now competing for the love, versatility definitely becomes an asset, if not a survival tool.

"Some of the ones that are so great but don't win, everybody says, 'Oh, they'll be fine, they were such a great contender,'" says Rushfield. "But the public's attention span can be pretty short."

...thinking of someone Idea

Quote:Sure, everyone wants to be the next Chris Daughtry or Carrie Underwood. But if your vocals are remarkably bad, you could jump straight from audition week to international stardom as the best of the worst.

Case in point: William Hung. The sonically challenged University of California, Berkeley engineering student so thoroughly ravaged Ricky Martin's infectious "She Bangs" during his third-season San Francisco audition that within days he became an international cottage industry, shaking his bon-bon on talk shows and cashing in on the karaoke circuit.

He may have been denied a golden ticket to Hollywood, but Hung currently ranks 26th in record sales among "Idol" alumni, according to Billboard. His 2004 album, "Inspiration," sold 240,000 copies, reached No. 34 on the Billboard 200 charts and spawned a 40-minute day-in-the-life DVD. Not a bad payday from a couple gallons of gas and parking for the audition.

...go figure Dodgy

Quote:With each season, it becomes increasingly difficult to sustain an "Idol" launch for the simple reason that there are more Idols in the marketplace. The challenge has become even greater with "The X Factor" and "The Voice" having joined the mix of singing contestants.

How do you keep the idolatry alive? Take notes from Phil Stacey, a country singer from the sixth season who had his ducks in a row long before the confetti fell.

"He came off the tour and he started playing shows in a circuit based in Nashville and really built a following," says Rushfield. "He began to sell albums out of there and record companies signed him based on that."

The takeaway: Build your base from home rather than chase the Hollywood dream.

"It becomes a real regional thing," says Rushfield. "If they're just focused on Hollywood, they're coming into a world where there are now 100 former Idols and a lot of competition. But out where they came from, there are a lot of people who want to see music and the 'Idol' name means something. If they harness that, they can get a lot going."

one size doesn't fit all Dodgy
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02-05-2013, 09:39 AM,
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(02-05-2013, 07:33 AM)buzzenator Wrote: "It becomes a real regional thing," says Rushfield. "If they're just focused on Hollywood, they're coming into a world where there are now 100 former Idols and a lot of competition. But out where they came from, there are a lot of people who want to see music and the 'Idol' name means something. If they harness that, they can get a lot going."

one size doesn't fit all Dodgy
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It wouldn't upset me if Haley refocused on a midwest regional thing... but she does deserve to be the Hollywood Hottie.
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