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** Season 5 was full of 'em. One notable example being [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xcf4z33PvdI Will Makar]], who was often compared to Bobby Brady (by both Paula and the audience), and for the most part, came across as very cheerful energetic, and just about ready for anything.

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** Season 5 was full of 'em. One notable example being [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xcf4z33PvdI Will Makar]], who was often compared to Bobby Brady (by both Paula and the audience), and for the most part, came across as very cheerful cheerful, energetic, and just about ready for anything.


** Season 5 was full of 'em. One notable example being [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xcf4z33PvdI Will Makar]], who was often compared to Bobby Brady (by both Paula and the audience), and for the most part, came across as [[Keet very cheerful and energetic]].

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** Season 5 was full of 'em. One notable example being [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xcf4z33PvdI Will Makar]], who was often compared to Bobby Brady (by both Paula and the audience), and for the most part, came across as [[Keet very cheerful energetic, and energetic]].just about ready for anything.


** Season 5 was full of 'em. One notable example being [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xcf4z33PvdI Will Makar]], who was often compared to Bobby Brady, and never seemed to run out of energy.

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** Season 5 was full of 'em. One notable example being [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xcf4z33PvdI Will Makar]], who was often compared to Bobby Brady, Brady (by both Paula and never seemed to run out of energy.the audience), and for the most part, came across as [[Keet very cheerful and energetic]].

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** Though ratings have continued to shrink, reception to the show's reboot on ABC warmed in Season 17 due to the more developed chemistry of the judging panel and the very healthy crop of talent.


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* HarsherInHindsight: After he was reinstated as the thirteenth male participant in the top 25, Ryan gave Jermaine Jones code number 36 instead of 13 because ThirteenisUnlucky. Oops.[[note]]Actually, as early as Season 8, the first time there were 13 performers in an episode, it had been revealed that ''Idol'' had failed to snatch up the toll-free number associated with 13, as they'd never needed it before, and it belonged to a phone sex company.[[/note]]

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After he was reinstated as the thirteenth male participant in the top 25, Ryan gave Jermaine Jones code number 36 instead of 13 because ThirteenisUnlucky. Oops.[[note]]Actually, as early as Season 8, the first time there were 13 performers in an episode, it had been revealed that ''Idol'' had failed to snatch up the toll-free number associated with 13, as they'd never needed it before, and it belonged to a phone sex company.[[/note]]



* HilariousInHindsight: Season 10 runner up Lauren Alaina's song "Georgia Peaches" uses the line "from Creator/AlanJackson to Aldean." Later she went on to open for both.

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* HilariousInHindsight: Season 10 runner up Lauren Alaina's song "Georgia Peaches" uses the line "from Creator/AlanJackson to Aldean." Later she went on to open for both.HilariousInHindsight:


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** Season 10 runner up Lauren Alaina's song "Georgia Peaches" uses the line "from Music/AlanJackson to Aldean." Later she went on to open for both.
** Following ''Idol'''s channel hop revival from FOX to ABC in 2017, Fox Television Group head Dana Walden had some [[https://deadline.com/2017/05/american-idol-fox-reboot-return-2020-dana-walden-1202093577/#! choice words]] for the series' production company Fremantle Media over their decision to take the show off of FOX. Later that year Disney (ABC's parent) announced that it would purchase most of 21st Century Fox (including the Fox Television studio) and that Walden would be named the head of the Disney-ABC Television Group, putting her once again in charge of airing ''Idol''. Walden admitted that [[https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/features/dana-walden-talks-disney-tv-strategy-netflix-growing-pains-1165232 the irony of the situation was not lost on her.]]


* AndThereWasMuchRejoicing: In response to Steven and [=JLo=] leaving after season 12 and the speculation that Randy may be out the door as well.



* BaseBreaker: Some of the performances or the contestants can turn out to be this.
** As for the judges, Nicki Minaj is either the best or the worst judge in the history of the show.

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* BaseBreaker: Some of the performances or the contestants can turn out to be this.
** As for the judges,
BaseBreakingCharacter: Nicki Minaj is either the best or the worst judge in the history of the show.show.
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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". Depending on how a certain Creator/AdultSwim [[Series/TooManyCooks infomercial/viral video]] affected you, this has either become funnier or just [[NightmareFuel cringe-inducing]].

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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". Depending on how a certain Creator/AdultSwim [[Series/TooManyCooks [[Film/TooManyCooks infomercial/viral video]] affected you, this has either become funnier or just [[NightmareFuel cringe-inducing]].


* IronWoobie: Both Season 10's Haley Reinhart and Season 11's Hollie Cavanagh had to endure numerous trips to the bottom 3 and bashing from the judges and actually got STRONGER because of it.


* 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 [[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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* 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 [[JustForFun/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 [[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.


*** Vote Splitting would only explain it if each person was allowed one vote. American Idol lets you vote for multiple contestants if you choose to do so.
*** 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.


* HarsherInHindsight: After he was reinstated as the thirteenth male participant in the top 25, Ryan gave him code number 36 instead of 13 because ThirteenisUnlucky. Oops.

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* HarsherInHindsight: After he was reinstated as the thirteenth male participant in the top 25, Ryan gave him Jermaine Jones code number 36 instead of 13 because ThirteenisUnlucky. Oops.[[note]]Actually, as early as Season 8, the first time there were 13 performers in an episode, it had been revealed that ''Idol'' had failed to snatch up the toll-free number associated with 13, as they'd never needed it before, and it belonged to a phone sex company.[[/note]]

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* UnintentionallySympathetic: Season 9ís Andrew Fenlon is viewed as this by many. Sure, he came in sulky and a bit moody. But in comparison to other rude contestants, he was okay and came off more nervous. He also appeared to have a decent singing voice. But the judges, namely Kara, come across overly harsh toward Andrew. Kara went too far to judge him on his looks and for not having a girlfriend, but not on his singing. Even Andrew was confused by this. In the end, Kara comes off unprofessional and rude while Andrew comes off more confused and nervous.


** Another opinion is that Simon didn't care about Season 9 and deliberately tried (and succeeded) to see if he could get the public to vote for someone who wouldn't sell records. His gambit ultimately failed because the first season of TheXFactor failed to produce a star.

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** Another opinion is that Simon didn't care about Season 9 and deliberately tried (and succeeded) to see if he could get the public to vote for someone who wouldn't sell records. His gambit ultimately failed because the first season of TheXFactor ''Series/TheXFactor'' failed to produce a star.


* SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped: ''American Idol'' is a credit to the world; it reminds us of how dangerous and harmful an uninformed electorate can be. Thank goodness for the judges and their save.

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