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Am I the only person who's not just sitting on pins and needles… - The Phantom Librarian
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fernwithy
fernwithy
Am I the only person who's not just sitting on pins and needles waiting for "Ronetta" on AI? Yawn. Maybe I'm just out of the loop with what's really a really good teaser, but the same stupid chick insulting Paula over and over as some kind of great promise of things to come...?

Is this really keeping up interest for anyone?
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From: acony_bell Date: January 25th, 2006 02:44 am (UTC) (Link)
I will admit to being a huge AI whore in the past, but this season has been a big let down so far. It keeps getting more and more over the top... some of it feels rehearsed.

fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: January 25th, 2006 02:46 am (UTC) (Link)
I quit last season after the Constantine fiasco, but I can't help being a hopeless optimist. This attitude is being very harshly tried.
ladyvorkosigan From: ladyvorkosigan Date: January 25th, 2006 02:48 am (UTC) (Link)
Nope, in fact those are the promos that finally convinced me to change the channel. If I wanted to watch Jerry Springer. . .
psychic_serpent From: psychic_serpent Date: January 25th, 2006 02:51 am (UTC) (Link)
Ha! She was just on. I thought she looked like she got lost on the way to a Russ Meyers film festival. ;) The word delusional was definitely created for this chick.

OTO, I loved that little girl who did Billie Holiday! A seventeen year old--go figure. She was cute as a button, too, and I loved her speaking voice, saying, "Yes, ma'am," to Paula repeatedly. I expect her to go far and I'll enjoy watching her and listening to her do so. :D
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: January 25th, 2006 02:54 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh, I loved her, too! And "Yes, ma'am." How refreshing! And she didn't go in saying, "I'm going to be the next Idol," more like, "Well, I think I have a nice voice and can do this..."

You can definitely tell that this girl has been raised well, and by people who actually work steadily in the business.
ariesx5452 From: ariesx5452 Date: January 25th, 2006 05:18 am (UTC) (Link)
I really hope she goes far in this competition, it would help renew some of the lost hope in the belief that this is really a competition to find talent and not just score FOX a few more ratings.
jennnlee From: jennnlee Date: January 25th, 2006 03:01 am (UTC) (Link)
I think I'm just going to remain the only person in America who's never seen an episode of American Idol. Kind of like I was a theatre major who'd never seen Cats. It's becoming a point of pride for me.
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: January 25th, 2006 03:05 am (UTC) (Link)
I'll never argue its status as great art, and I have a pretty liberal definition of art. But it's empty-headed amusement during the dull months.
jennnlee From: jennnlee Date: January 25th, 2006 03:10 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh, I am all for empty-headed amusement. I think I got turned off to ever watching it when coworkers got more worked up over AI more than over the presidential election.

But I'm also in the sticks with no cable, so no decent TV reception. I miss a lot.
merlinssister12 From: merlinssister12 Date: January 25th, 2006 03:10 am (UTC) (Link)
I got bored of the "empty-headed amusement" at quarter-past-nine and came upstairs to bake brownies. Did I miss much?
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: January 25th, 2006 03:15 am (UTC) (Link)
Well, delusional Rhonetta was way more delusional than the bits suggested. They suggested that she was just rude, when in fact she was rude and completely crazy--she was thirsty and Paula asked if she wanted a drink of water, and she went out ranting about how she wasn't about "drink off of her... can you believe she thought I'd drink off of her? I ain't putting my lips where hers were..."

:am scared of people, but not that entertained:

A guy in a fireman's suit did a pretty nice audition.
miss_eponine From: miss_eponine Date: January 25th, 2006 03:16 am (UTC) (Link)
There was a guy from the teeny-tiny town where I live (the Mr. Personality), and his last name is the same as our mechanic. I wonder if they're related.

I get tired of the endless teasers too. If they only showed one or two it'd be fine, but they pimp it up like it's the most amazing/atrocious thing ever shown!
stephantom From: stephantom Date: January 25th, 2006 10:35 am (UTC) (Link)
I've pretty much always hated American Idol, but from the few bits I've seen of this season, it's gotten even worse. For how long can ridiculous people be amusing? You get immune to it pretty quickly. Plus I find myself wondering how much of it is staged and how much is just a joke. There was one guy who I am positive was just making a fool of himself for kicks - I'm sure there are tons of people out there who try out with the hope of being one the next William Hong.

I'm also more irritated with it than usual because it's taking up the slot that's supposed to be for House. Now that is a good show.
vytresna From: vytresna Date: January 25th, 2006 08:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
I don't see the big deal about William Hung, anyway. I mean, his voice is purely average. I think it's his looks that earned him such a bad rep.

Not that I've seen anything from AI except him, Keith, and the "Killing Me Softly" guy. Now, that last one was awful.
stephantom From: stephantom Date: January 25th, 2006 11:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm pretty sure that's the one I was thinking of who I thought was probably actually just doing it as a joke. It just really struck me as an act.
From: (Anonymous) Date: January 25th, 2006 09:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
I know what you mean. The "Ronetta" previews were definitely starting to get on my nerves.

I've been watching AI since season three, and I keep telling myself that I should quit watching because it seems to get worse every year. But I'm hooked.

Whitney
From: (Anonymous) Date: January 25th, 2006 11:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
I honestly don't find Rhonetta that funny. AI always makes a big deal out of people who REALLY aren't that special.

Anyway, I find it amazing that you watch AI too. I just had to say that :P
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