History YMMV / AmericanIdol

1st May '16 6:30:34 PM PerfumePreppy
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** In Season 7, after putting David Cook and Kristy Lee Cook in the same group, Ryan declared there were "Too many Cooks in the kitchen". This became funny after a viral video in 2014.

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** In Season 7, after putting David Cook and Kristy Lee Cook in the same group, Ryan declared there were "Too many Cooks in the kitchen". This became funny after Depending on how a viral video in 2014.certain AdultSwim [[Series/TooManyCooks infomercial/viral video]] affected you, this has either become funnier or just [[NightmareFuel cringe-inducing]].



** Season 7's Kristy Lee Cook once made a music video with a Confederate flag hanging in the background when she was a teenager. This got her the nickname KK-Kristy from Vote for the Worst

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** Season 7's Kristy Lee Cook once made a music video with a Confederate flag hanging in the background when she was a teenager. This got her the nickname KK-Kristy from Vote for the WorstWorst.
19th Apr '16 6:20:21 AM Movienut376
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**John Stevens from season 3 qualifies. With a singing style comparable to Tony Bennett or Michael Buble, Stevens, while far from untalented, didn't really fit in with the pop-oriented nature of the show, and the judges, particularly Randy and Simon, did not hesitate to let him know it. Far from being a woobie, however, he would go out, perform, and listen to the critiques with an earnest smile and no complaints, something that Simon complemented him on. He would ultimately finish sixth.
16th Apr '16 12:16:02 AM spiritsunami
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**** It also allows you to vote an unlimited number of times for whatever contestant you're supporting. So by trying to support multiple contestants, you ''are'' splitting your votes.
4th Mar '16 4:25:05 AM PerfumePreppy
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* HilariousInHindsight: Season 10 runner up Lauren Alaina's song "Georgia Peaches" uses the line "from Creator/AlanJackson to Aldean." Lauren was later announced as Jason Aldean's opening act.
** She also later opened for Jackson.

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* HilariousInHindsight: Season 10 runner up Lauren Alaina's song "Georgia Peaches" uses the line "from Creator/AlanJackson to Aldean." Lauren was later announced as Jason Aldean's opening act.
** She also later opened
Later she went on to open for Jackson.both.
8th Feb '16 9:44:45 AM KamenRiderOokalf
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* BLAMEpisode: Season 6's Top 10 episode which was mentored by GwenStefani. It had no real theme since only three contestants sang Gwen Stefani songs. It seems like it was just an excuse to get her on the show.

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* BLAMEpisode: Season 6's Top 10 episode which was mentored by GwenStefani.[[Music/NoDoubt Gwen Stefani]]. It had no real theme since only three contestants sang Gwen Stefani songs. It seems like it was just an excuse to get her on the show.
20th Nov '15 10:39:52 PM SPBurke
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** Quite literally with losing the Coke sponsorship, as the final season of the show was announced shortly afterwards.
21st Aug '15 10:52:01 AM singing30
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**Season 12 had Angie Miller, but considering it was the top 3 YMMV whether it was truly shocking
**Early in Season 13 the audience pegged Majesty and Sam tone the final two, only to both be in the bottom 2 by top 11,. it was justified by their poor performances that week.
**Adanna in Season 14 because of performing excellently the week before elimination
20th Apr '15 9:26:14 AM ChaoticNovelist
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** [[FanPreferredCouple Your mileage will most definitely vary]]...



* StrawmanHasAPoint: Simon took a lot of flack for being caustic and brutally honest in his assessments of the hopefuls, but...well, it needs to be said: some of them are just ''terrible'', and need to be told that.
** With Simon gone, Randy has now been saddled with this. In Season 10 (and to a slightly lesser extent in Season 11), Steven and Jennifer have often seemed afraid of criticizing the contestants too harshly, with Steven telling virtually ''everyone'' "Your voice is beautiful!" and J-Lo openly weeping at every elimination, which leaves Randy to play the bad cop role and give the contestants some constructive criticism. Predictably, every time Randy begins giving some constructive criticism, the people in the audience start booing Randy and shouting "We love you, [Insert Name of Contestant Here]!!!" Randy then has to explain--apparently to no avail--that he's just trying to be honest and give some helpful feedback to the contestants.
*** However, Randy is still guilty of some of the ridiculously positive feedback that Steven and J-Lo are known for. Interscope chairman Jimmy Iovine has served as an in-house mentor to the contestants from season 10 on, and on the results shows, he gives his feedback, which is always more "harsh"--in other words, ''honest''--than anything the official judges have to say. Needless to say, he's become the show's resident JerkAss...for telling the truth.
* TearJerker: Creator/DickClark died within hours of a live episode, leaving Ryan scrambling to compose himself. He barely held together.

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* StrawmanHasAPoint: Simon StrawmanHasAPoint:
**Simon
took a lot of flack for being caustic and brutally honest in his assessments of the hopefuls, but...well, it needs to be said: but some of them are just ''terrible'', and need to be told that.
** With Simon gone, Randy has now been saddled with this. In Season 10 (and to a slightly lesser extent in Season 11), Steven and Jennifer have often seemed afraid of criticizing the contestants too harshly, with Steven telling virtually ''everyone'' "Your voice is beautiful!" and J-Lo openly weeping at every elimination, which leaves Randy to play the bad cop role and give the contestants some constructive criticism. Predictably, every time Randy begins giving some constructive criticism, the people in the audience start booing Randy and shouting "We love you, [Insert Name of Contestant Here]!!!" Randy then has to explain--apparently to no avail--that explain that he's just trying to be honest and give some helpful feedback to the contestants.
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contestants. However, Randy is still guilty of some of the ridiculously positive feedback that Steven and J-Lo are known for. Interscope chairman Jimmy Iovine has served as an in-house mentor to the contestants from season 10 on, and on the results shows, he gives his feedback, which is always more "harsh"--in other words, ''honest''--than anything the official judges have to say. Needless to say, he's become the show's resident JerkAss...for telling the truth.
* TearJerker: Creator/DickClark TearJerker:
**Creator/DickClark
died within hours of a live episode, leaving Ryan scrambling to compose himself. He barely held together.
27th Mar '15 2:28:51 PM rianasalvatore
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** In Season 7, after putting David Cook and Kristy Lee Cook in the same group, Ryan declared there were "Too many Cooks in the kitchen". This became funny after a viral video in 2014.
12th Mar '15 4:33:50 AM jormis29
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* FanCommunityNicknames: Generated by the forums on the official site, ranging from the simplistic (Archies, shortened from Arch Angels) to the creative (Word Nerds, after David Cook identified himself as a [[OneOfUs crossword puzzle fanatic]] with this exact phrase in an early interview) to the just plain weird (Season 7's Ramiele Malubay's fans called themselves the [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Pikachu Posse]] -- seriously). For the record, Cook was very accommodating of the Word Nerds, dropping random words (including [[HeadOfTheClass "plethora"]]) into interviews on the requisite TV talk show circuit after he won as a ShoutOut to his fans (they suggested words for him to work into the interviews, and he obliged). Of course, they first realized that he read what they were writing when one of the Word Nerds mentioned something they thought he'd look good in and he wore it on the show shortly afterwards.

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* FanCommunityNicknames: Generated by the forums on the official site, ranging from the simplistic (Archies, shortened from Arch Angels) to the creative (Word Nerds, after David Cook identified himself as a [[OneOfUs crossword puzzle fanatic]] with this exact phrase in an early interview) to the just plain weird (Season 7's Ramiele Malubay's fans called themselves the [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Pikachu Posse]] -- seriously). For the record, Cook was very accommodating of the Word Nerds, dropping random words (including [[HeadOfTheClass [[Series/HeadOfTheClass "plethora"]]) into interviews on the requisite TV talk show circuit after he won as a ShoutOut to his fans (they suggested words for him to work into the interviews, and he obliged). Of course, they first realized that he read what they were writing when one of the Word Nerds mentioned something they thought he'd look good in and he wore it on the show shortly afterwards.
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