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Why a live remote version of American Idol is a terrible idea
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t***@gmail.com
2020-04-17 04:24:59 UTC
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Idol will proceed with live shows this season amid the coronavirus crisis by having the 20 finalists perform remotely while the judges weigh in from their homes. "Although American Idol ceased to be about singing a long time ago, this new format strips away the last bit of normalcy from the singing competition and leaves viewers with one incredibly awkward televised Zoom meeting," says Shannon Melero. "Amateur singers just don’t sound good without the bells and whistles of a sound team behind them. Singing from home, presumably in a bathroom to optimize acoustics, also robs viewers of the musical arrangements put together by the Idol band. With no musicians and vocals being passed through a subpar microphone, what exactly is the show supposed to be? Canceled. It’s supposed to be canceled."
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2020-04-17 14:25:15 UTC
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Idol will proceed with live shows this season amid the coronavirus crisis by having the 20 finalists perform remotely while the judges weigh in from their homes. "Although American Idol ceased to be about singing a long time ago, this new format strips away the last bit of normalcy from the singing competition and leaves viewers with one incredibly awkward televised Zoom meeting," says Shannon Melero. "Amateur singers just don’t sound good without the bells and whistles of a sound team behind them. Singing from home, presumably in a bathroom to optimize acoustics, also robs viewers of the musical arrangements put together by the Idol band. With no musicians and vocals being passed through a subpar microphone, what exactly is the show supposed to be? Canceled. It’s supposed to be canceled."
You could say the same thing about the entire music industry, though -- especially with all the major touring groups (Live Nation, etc.) shutting down for the duration.

It's either this or ABC wasted a LOT of money because there would be no AI.

Mike
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2020-04-18 03:39:37 UTC
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Idol will proceed with live shows this season amid the coronavirus crisis by having the 20 finalists perform remotely while the judges weigh in from their homes. "Although American Idol ceased to be about singing a long time ago, this new format strips away the last bit of normalcy from the singing competition and leaves viewers with one incredibly awkward televised Zoom meeting," says Shannon Melero. "Amateur singers just don’t sound good without the bells and whistles of a sound team behind them. Singing from home, presumably in a bathroom to optimize acoustics, also robs viewers of the musical arrangements put together by the Idol band. With no musicians and vocals being passed through a subpar microphone, what exactly is the show supposed to be? Canceled. It’s supposed to be canceled."
I just read the whole article. It sounds like it was written by a
bitter old sore loser whose favorite (Bo Bice maybe?) didn't win
Season 4. Good grief. If they really hate the show that much, I'm
sure they have a remote control for their TV or DVR and they should
use it.

I'm not thrilled about the prospect of American Idol planning to air
the live shows with the coronavirus isolation protocols. Heck, even
the seasoned, popular professional singers who have been broadcasting
shows and concerts from home sound dreadful. Just awful. I do feel
bad for the kids who are being robbed of their Idol experience, but I
feel bad for the rest of us also whose lives are being upended. Guess
we'll just have to wait and see how this turns out. My expectations
are so low for the remainder of the Idol season that maybe I'll be
pleasantly surprised. They do have some of the best professional
technical people on staff so maybe there's hope.

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