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It's that time of year again: thousands of ordinary folks aspiring to follow in the footsteps of Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, and others in being the U.S. of A.'s next musical superstar.


The Fox PR with a brief rundown of the season schedule:

http://www.americanidol.com/news/view/pid/1500


There are several notable changes this year, most notably the addition of a fourth judge-noted songwriter Kara DioGuardi . The broadcast schedule is slightly different: three weeks of auditions, then two weeks of the Hollywood round (with the return of group numbers). There will be 36 semifinalists (up from last year's 24) announced on Feb. 11; they will perform in groups of 12 on Feb. 17 and 24 and March 3. The man and woman with the highest total of viewer votes from each group, along with the next highest vote getter, will move on to the final 12.


The wild card round is back this year; the four judges will pick their favorite remaining semifinalists to perform once more on March 5, after which they will select the last three of this year's finalists.


The final round begins on March 10 and will continue until the finale in mid-May; no word yet on what themes or mentors will be selected, though one of the producers recently said that he would like to have Britney Spears as a mentor.



There will be NO Idol Gives Back special this year (probably due to the current state of the economy); the producers plan to bring it back next year. And, as far as I know, the current viewer voting system, allowing for unlimited phone and text message voting, has not changed.


LET THE GAMES BEGIN
 

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While this annual lame karaoke exhibition inexplicably has its share of fans here, can't we please at least change the thread title? If I have to look at that on the Programming front page every day for the next 5 months, I'll barf. A lot.
 

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Originally Posted by SowegaBowler /forum/post/15540959


There will be NO Idol Gives Back special this year (probably due to the current state of the economy)

That's funny because now, more then ever, is a time to give back a little due to the state of the economy.
 

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is this in HD or FOX SD WIDE?
 

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How are they going to break a tie with four judges?

They have had four judges before. The only difference will be there will be a fourth judge during the Hollywood rounds.
 

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New judge Kara was on Letterman last night. I found her cute but very annoying. Either way, I'm looking forward to watching this with the kids tonight.
 

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On a related front, Fantasia may be allowed to keep her house outside of Charlotte after negotiating a payment plan to keep it out of foreclosure. It was heavily liened to pay back taxes.
 

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Another vote for worst thread title EVER.
 

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Originally Posted by GrouchoDude /forum/post/15541043


I'll barf. A lot.

Could be the latest weight-loss fad; write a book, get rich, and thank the thread-starter for motivating your efforts...
 

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On a related front, Fantasia may be allowed to keep her house outside of Charlotte after negotiating a payment plan to keep it out of foreclosure. It was heavily liened to pay back taxes.

As far as I know, I don't think anyone has ever accused her of having any brains.
 

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Another vote for worst thread title EVER.

And another vote! Maybe we could get a Mod (CPanther95) to delete the last part.
 

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Originally Posted by IAM4UK /forum/post/15543930


Could be the latest weight-loss fad; write a book, get rich, and thank the thread-starter for motivating your efforts...

Not if you throw up in your mouth like I did.


[comic book guy] Worst thread title ever! [/comic book guy]
 

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Awww, CP; you're denying so many AVSers that opportunity for the treacle-induced up-chuck...
 

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Thanks to CP95 for shortening the thread title, per my request; maybe there can now be a bit more peace here as the season progresses.
 

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very poor feed over here on a motorla 3416 / pioneer pdp-5080hd... noisy picture, text overlays are jittery... i don't watch this show gf does, but i remember last year the picture quality was outstanding. hmm?
 
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