Jan 27 2013
12:15 pm

I am so over American Idol and vow not to get sucked in again this season. (I Tivo fast forwarded through one of the audition episodes. Nicki Minaj? Seriously? What's her deal?)

But, I thoroughly enjoyed "Elimination Night" by Anonymous. It's allegedly a satire based on a fictionalized behind-the-scenes look at the show, with not-so-thinly veiled characters and settings (American Icon on the Rabbit network starring Joey Lovecraft a/k/a Steven Tyler and Bibi Vasquez a/k/a Jennifer Lopez, etc.).

It's stupid, sophomoric and outrageously over the top. But so is American Idol. Some of it is almost believable, in a general sense. It also has a one letter minor surprise twist at the end, and I don't recall ever seeing that before. I had to stare at the letter for a minute to get it.

Andy Axel's picture

(I Tivo fast forwarded

(I Tivo fast forwarded through one of the audition episodes. Nicki Minaj? Seriously? What's her deal?)

Reserving final judgment until the performance episodes, but she's perhaps the best judge outside of Simon Cowell that this meagre platform has ever fielded.

She's got a whipsaw wit, she's genuinely funny, and she gets right up Mariah Carey's ass. She was also in the right when the non-troversy happened between her and the rest of the panel. I, for one, happen to think that it's fine that young adults have varied interests in the field of music. It doesn't mean that they don't know who they are, it means that they aren't closed-minded. Minaj was the only one not trying to stuff that child into a country pigeonhole.

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Being retired I watch American Idol. What else is there on?
One can tell after a few notes if the contestant has any singing talent. I agree sometimes with the judges and other times I don't understand their thinking. The show is just normal television entertainment. A vast wasteland. To each his own.

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