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American Idol is a United States singing competition modeled after the UK singing competition Pop Idol. As one of the longest running singing competitions in the industry, American Idol has become a mainstay of pop culture and launched successful careers of superstars such as Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood and Jordan Sparks.

Each year, American Idol conducts auditions across the United States with hopefuls securing a spot in the competition for the ultimate prize, a performance contract. Since the show follows a stringent set of rules, individuals potentially have questions and concerns prior to auditioning. This is where the customer service team at parent company Fox comes into play. The support team is available to answer your questions and concerns relating to every thing Idol.

Contact Info:

Individuals can contact the customer service team of American Idol through social media, by phone, email and traditional mail.

Phone Contact Numbers

  • Fox Broadcasting Company: 1-310-369-3553

Mailing Address

AmericanIdol.comc/o Fox Broadcasting CompanyP.O. Box 900Beverly Hills, CA 90213

Fox Broadcasting Companyc/o American Idol10201 West Pico Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90035

Official Website

Visit the official American Idol website in order to location an audition site, purchase tickets for the tour, view past and current contestants, view photos and videos as well as keep the conversation going in the American Idol community forums. Individuals can also purchase performances on iTunes through the link on the site.

Customer Service Email

Individuals wanting to send questions and concerns to the customer service team can do so by using the following email address We sent an email asking about the application process and how are potential contestants notified after being selected. We noticed an additional email address for individuals wanting to voice concerns relating to website experience located here:

Individuals can keep the conversation moving forward by contacting a customer service representative through the various social media channels:

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Customers cannot contact American Idol directly; instead, they can contact the parent company Fox. Wait time is not a concern, considering we called and a customer service agent answered. We asked for the hours of operation of the customer service department. The agent explained the customer service department is open Monday through Friday 9am to 5pm EST. The agent explained individuals can utilize social media and email to contact the customer service team, 24/7, but a response will occur during regular business hours.

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  1. To whom it may concern,

    Randy Jackson is the only ICON left on the show. This show is a great show and it allows Americans to show case their talents and there are some great talents. Everyone on the judges panel has honest positive and or negative comments that are good. Nicki Menaj is the down fall of this season, she continuously tries to banter with Mariah, who in her own, is a true ICON to most of the participants. Nicki contnually tries to domonate the decision and comments to the participants. It is my personal feeling that if she is not gone or removed from next year, I am done with Idol and many will suffer, it is a great show, she is just a pompous ass.

    • Hi my name is Megan Bomgaars and I love the show
      America idol it is my favorite show and I know it is located to
      Hollywood and it is my long time dream and I really what to be on
      tv and being star and wanted to be a America idol judge with
      The other judges like Keith and mariah so I hope you have a open
      job for me and to sit on those chairs and those cups on that table and thanks

    • We have been watching the show for awhile now! For the judges to say the talent was good this year is so WRONG! The talent is not good! For the judges to save SAM tonight was totally and completely WRONG! He should have been gone long before now along with Alex. Are you kidding me! The talent really stinks this year. The girls that went home! NOT! PLEASE! We can not believe that the judges used their save on SAM! Are you kidding me! Are you for real! PLEASE! This is OUTRAGEOUS! We have been so discouraged with the show! Last year it was NICKI! This year it is the lack of talent! Talent SUCKS! Come on you guys! BE REAL! Sam and Alex should have been gone LONG before now! So weak, lack of confidence! Don’t you see that! COME ON! PLEASE! I was pleased with the judges but their lack of integrity is Oh MY Gosh! PLEASE!
      Please respond to my issues and concerns in this matter.

  2. HI My Name Is Alan Burks and I would love to sing on American idol im 13 right now 3 more months I will be 14 and I would love to audition need information thank you so much……

  3. Dear Producers:
    I used to enjoy watching American Idol each season on FOX8 here in Australia, but since you introduced the talentless Muppet Nicki Menaj as a judge, you’re rating took a nosedive! GET RID OF THIS MORON! before your ratings plummet like the Niagara Falls. Nobody likes her, she doesn’t even look Human! What the Hell is wrong with you People??

  4. I’m not sure what is going on this year, this is the worst judging season I’ve ever watched. I’ve followed American Idol every year and was even a contestant the very 1st season. But I’m seriously about to stop watching it after the seeing how they have turned it into a spoof this year. It’s like if you are not the most outrageous or worst singer then they are booting you out of the competition. It’s so frustrating watching talented people being booted off to people who make my 4th grade son sound like Ricky Martin compared to them. Very disapointed!! If they want crap talent then they should change the name of the show to American Idol Spoof Edition!

  5. We have been die hard Idol fans from it’s begining…but Nicki Menaj is simply unbearable to listen to. She does not add to the Idol panel but rather detracts from it. She has nothing of value to offer in her comments and has really made us question whether we will continue to watch the show.

  6. We wholehardedly agree with Austin’s and George’s comments above. We have NEVER missed a single broadcast of American Idol since the very first season AND HAVE BOUGHT MANY, MANY, MANY of the cd’s recorded by AI contestants/finalists over the years but that awful Nicki is about to send us running to other channels in that time slot. PLEASE GET RID OF HER!!!!! She is NOT a good role model for the young contestants…or for other young people watching. Our daughters are not letting their children (ages 13 – 7) watch the show this season because of this horrible “role model.” BTW, Keith, Randy, and Mariah are great!!! Floridians

  7. I have never give an opinion on a show basically I didn’t think it would make a difference. However I have to say that the judges this year 2013 are the worst ever and that goes back a long time. They give bad criticism and do it without style

  8. I feel Mariah,s dresses are too low cut for the show. There are young people watching. We all know she has boobs, but why flaunt them on tv!

  9. Something has to be done with Nicki. She thinks she’s the end all and believe me she is NOT. She scowls when any of the judges don’t agree with her, she is either MEAN to the contestants or wants to have their babies and very bias. Please…She needs to apologize for last night’s attitude…

  10. I have lost all interest in watching American Idol this year. Don’t know what the Producers are thinking—-worse Judges possible—-Miriah thinks she is a Goddess and she’s sickning and Nicki is just sick—period.————–the ONLY one who is good is Ryan and I hear he may not be back next year. If that is the case no one will be watching——sad cause it used to be a really great show. Fox——–get some good Judges or you won’t have an audience next year. :(

  11. I’m a huge fan. Have watched every season starting with season 2. I have enjoyed the contestants as well as the judges…..BUT when Nicki Minaj opens up her mouth(just to hear herself talk) I want to reach inside the TV and yank whatever she has on her head off!!! I’ll most likely change the channel. She insults the viewers, the contestants,and Fox Nrtwork. Get rid of her.

  12. Nicki Menaj is the worst thing to ever happen to AI. All she wants is camera time and monopolizes the time that is supposed to be constructive criticism to help these amazing and wonderfully talented young people. I have been a devoted fan, but will no longer watch the program. Perhaps in the future if the judges are better I will return to the show.

  13. To retain an American Idol viewer-LOSE YOUR LOSER, NIKI. She is foul, rude, immoral, loud and nuts.
    Niki M. is hurting all the good American Idol has accomplished. There are other competing productions now with judges with intelligence, morals etc., good for all in the family.
    Your advertisers never spend money to tarnish their image to the American public. The public associates with who you support and hire.

  14. I have to agree — Mariah needs to keep her boobs covered up. We have young family members watching the show. Mariah is a lovely women and when dressed appropriately, she sets an example. Nikki on the other hand can be very nice but has been very mean and wicked and frankly it is not called for. It serves not purpose to destroy. She really ripped on the young man who was brought back with another girl to join the tour. His demeanor shows he has been picked on all his life and he has endured much. To have Nikki publicly ridicule him the way she did showed kids it is all right to continue the same kind of bullying.

  15. hi my name is joshua and i have down syndrome i am a brother to lander and i have a wanderful sister and she is amazine gril that she always been with me when she was little boys and grils. i wanted to tell you that she can sing wanderful thats why i wanted her to be on that show she is in new york and she just trying to be on broadway i hope you can consider her she can sing like a beauful gril
    love from joshua the brother

  16. I have a problem with Jimmy. Its not up to him to choose who should get voted off every week. He is there to get every contestant to be the best they can be, not to down play one over the other just because he may not like that person. That is his personal opinion, so keep it to yourself, I am pretty offenden that he is downing Lazaro for all to hear. The voting is up to us now. The judges are also telling us “this is the one to vote for.” They are there, as in the past years, tell the contestants how to improve, there is more said about how they are dressed. Also Nicki is horrible in eevery way, get somone else to replace her. Randy is and will alway be the best.

  17. I have been an avid Idol fan ever since the beginning BUT something is not right this season …
    First of all for the judges to keep pushing Kree who for the most part does not have the personality of many of the others who ALSO have very good voices.
    Please stop singling her out..
    I am very insulted with the RUDE behavior shown to Lazaro this week.. Telling him he needs to improve is one thing or that he is not as good as the girls in aPolite way is one thing but to be so rude not to even show him the courtesy of speaking to the young man was horrible.. Think about it judges and you need to publically apologize to him as well as the whole durance in the studio and the home viewers…

    I also wish for the old judges to be back.. I’m sorry I do not think Nicki nor Mariah are the right mix.. Keith is doing good and Randy I am very disappointed in your attitude this year.. I have always respected your opinions but there is a force of reckoning to be met..
    I love music and live for music and have all my life.. I am 72 years young and I surely hope some changes are made for next season or I am afraid with as many people who are unhappy this year the Idol may sink..
    Sincerely Marietta


  19. We have been watching Idol all this season and we are so sick of Nicki and her rude mouth and always playing with her hair. Randy and his dog talk and I love me attitude. As far as Mariah she needs to wear turtle neck clothes as her boobs are getting sickening to look at and her hands playing with her hair also. Keith is the only judge that should be back next year or you are going to lose viewers. Thank You and hope you listens to the comments. Phyllis

  20. I am a hug fan of American Idol. However, last night’s show (4/18/2013) showed the ladies in the Ford car having a little too much fun while driving – going on a “hunt.”

    At one point one of the idol ladies is reading a text message. There was too much preoccupation with the GPS and overall they were obviously distracted with finding what they were sent to look for on their “hunt” and not driving.

    Now what if a group of girls (apart from the show – fans) decided to do a “hunt,” become distracted and are seriously hurt or fatally injured while on “their” hunt.

    The focus of this ride in a instrumentality capable of causing harm or death was obviously not on the car, but rather on their end destination (“the hunt.”)

    These young ladies are now heroes to tens of thousands of people and there are probably thousands who want to be just like them, copying the moves they make.

    For this reason, I am asking you to give a disclaimer of sorts that while this “hunt” was fun for the idol ladies any duplication by fans should be done with full attention to the road while driving. The number one priority is safety.

    And if this was filmed in California it is illegal to drive and talk or text.

  21. All the judges are horrible, I thought with Keith on the show the country singer would have a chane but he sent hon janelle and that show that no country singer on american has a chane amber should have go home or the judges shou have used the save on janelle but they didn’t get rid of all judges or american idol will not be back next year as for this year I will not watch it anymore it sucks that they have their faviote and make sure they are thier and send the wrong one homes.

  22. Please don’t ask Nicki Minaj back next year. She is rude and mean. She obviously does not know how bring constructive critism to our contestants. Minaj has no class and probably feels inferior to the classy Mirah Carey. So disappointed in your selection of her as a judge. Screen your judges much more carefully.

  23. Been a fan since day one. Year after year good shows! I read today that your ratings were third place. Gee I wonder why! If you can’t see it I will gladly tell you why. There are contestants who much better than the trash that is judging them. Specifically Nicky who is a trash talking bad example for Americans. And mr. YO DUDE has becomr a Nicky mirror! Keith and Mariah are redeeming the whole show. Get rid of the lead thats sinking the ratings!

  24. Ryan Secrest you did a terrible think to Fantasia last week.
    Fantasia was not giving a chance to promote her new CD which hit store 4/23/2013.You wasted time with Clay who had nothing to promote. You should mention Fantasia #1 new release on the show you owe her that much.
    Thank you.

  25. Have always been a fan of Idol because it showcases some very talented young people. However, I have a problem with the judges, they should endeavor to be impartial at no time should they show favoritism such a standing ovations.
    Nicki should not be a judge at a hog grunting contest. It is very obvious she knows nothing about talent and to disguise that fact she can only make nasty, rude and unnecessarily tear the young singers down. Get rid of her.
    Randy is also being influenced by Nicki, If that kind of person is what he admires then he is less than what a judge should be

  26. I want to preface this by saying I love Mariah Carey and her new song but really, would she really want the young women in the show or the young women of america posing as a B porno star? After hearing the comments about how girls suffer with body image and the encouragement that you don’t have to be perfect how could you show that video in family hour? Mariah could have done a wonderful video without being the stereotypic “sex kitten”. There were just so many tasteful ways she could have gone.
    Thanks for listening.

  27. Was delighted about the final two gals going to the finals. Well deserved. Angie tried to be to sexy and mouth open all the time. Surprised she lasted that long. Go CANDICE!!!!!!!

  28. I have been watching Idol since Season 1. I am really disappointed in the judge’s this year that I would tune in to hear the singers and then turn the channel when the judge’s spoke. And then I heard the other day that you are planning on having them back for next season. I have never really been a Randy fan so him leaving does not upset me at all. The only problem I have with Keith Urban is that this is “American” Idol and he is Australian. If you are willing to pay millions of dollars to the judges, I’m sure you could find better ones than Mariah and Nikki. Those 2 were jokes this year with their little “cat fights”. Bottom line, if these judges are coming back next year, I will NOT be tuning in. Thank you.

  29. Last night may 19 the 2013 billboard music awards was on tv. One of the judges on Idol performed, “NICKI,”, she was acting like having SEX with a man on stage, how disgusting to watch. I hope she does not come back on Idol, she is no roll modle for anyone, she shouldn’t get air time at all.

  30. I am 54 Years Old and Do Not get into Todays Music Alot but there are some Artist Out there that are Good But there is Not much I cannot tell about Music. I Managed The Oldest Record Store in The United States in Augusta, Georgia back in The 1980,s. I Managed Home Folks News and Record Store when went back to The 1930,s

  31. If you want to improve the ratings of Aamerican Idol, you need Puff Diddy, Tina Turner, Micey Minaj and Quincey Jones. Pay them whatever they want and see what these proven artists will do with these aspiring singers. You also need to shorten the show. No one is truly interested in the humiliating preliminaries but the end results.

  32. I went on the official American Idol Website and realized that New York was not one of the cities listed for audition locations. Are they just not having auditions in New York? Or are they just late in posting the city on their official website?

  33. Hello, Have good judges,1 country,1 R&B,1 gospel,and 1 rock & roll,you already have keith urban, a country singer. Peace, sherrie bohler

  34. hi my name is mikeysha and i can not do my intro i have tried calling but the number was busy i only have 12 hrs to finish my on line audition and i have tried to do it from my phone and it wont work please someone help

  35. Also how do I help him get set up to audition for American idol. Please help me further my friend dream of being a singer. He just recently lost a aunt and his niece in a tragic shooting in his home town which was really hard on him please help make his dream come true believe me when i say he has an amazing voice if u have listened to k c jo jo he sounds the same…..

  36. Hi Ryan,
    You knew me my name is Katie bealer I’m your star
    Of your show I love to watch American idol you can put me in your show please I will be in it I wrote my own songs . I am in a magazine and book and I am be a famous have tour I wrote my lyrics Popstars Photographer all the my tour of United states what first states in here a Denver Colorado or Phoenix .
    What number at over there American idol watch on these week
    Your fan,
    Katie bealer

  37. The first auditions of 2014 in Boston, Ma. were absolutely awful. I heard only one contestant who could almost carry a tune. It is my opinion that none of today’s applicants should have been put through to the Hollywood tryouts.
    Can’t any of today’s youth sing any song that has a harmony and a melody, more than 4 chords, and individual notes? There really is very little being written today that could actually be considered “music”. A better description would be “aboriginal chantings”.
    Good luck to you all. You will all need it

  38. I used to like American Idol and I was happy to hear Harry Connick, jr would be a judge.
    I could not be more disappointed in him with his saying “fricken” this and that. I think he needs to clean up his language.This is a family show. I work as a nanny for two little boys ages 6 and 8. One of them used that word and I told them it’s not nice to say that.
    He does not sound very classy.
    Wash his potty mouth with soap.
    Thank You

    • Me too what would you like your daughter to see when they were 7

      This season sucks where is the funny stuff before it becomes serious. This is boring remember pants on the ground. Get real or get lost

  39. Hi American Idol crew,
    I am an eleven year girl from Hopedale, Massachusetts. I am writing to you all because a teenage girl named Emily Lambert auditioned for your show and did not make it. She had an incredible voice but I guess her looks didn’t make the cut. I heard that your show had too many blondes with blue eyes, so you did not except her. I disagree with all of you because it is not about the looks it is about the voice, right? All of you were remodels to me, but now I am not sure because you judged a book by it’s cover. I am a huge fan of your show, but when I heard the news I was shocked. Please think about your decision and email me back.

  40. Love this season!The comedy that flows this season is so much better than the clash of last years judges. Loved Harry putting the joker in his place!! It’s about time. For these young adults to put everything on the line for a chance at a dream is why we fell in love with American Idol. Keep up the great work, and thank you for entertaining America again. Sincerely, Cynthia Ehlers

  41. Bravo!!!! Great choice of Judges. The Producers brought back a great show lead with a focus on the contestants supported by very talented judges. A pleasure to watch. Congrats judges.

  42. Hello, My question has to do with sheet music. My daughter wants to sing a song Haley Reinhart sang for a school show. She needs sheet music for House of the Rising Sun. Where can I get this music? Thanks for your help

  43. Dear American Idol:
    Thank you for reinventing yourself!

    I am a 55 year old woman who watches only two reality shows (Idol and Any Project Runway version). I find that. for the most part, these shows do not seek to humiliate their contestants. I appreciate that. It links me both to the contestants and the judges. And they don’t make the judges the stars.

    I love the new set of judges! they are about the singers and not about the industry!

    They are personable. They are people.

    You have gotten rid of the huge robot cgi!
    I will watch you religiously. Even when you’re in conflict with some of my favorite shows. THANKS!!!!!!!

    • My sentiments exactly. :-) This show is about the performers . . . not the ego of the judges.

      I’m also gratified that they’ve changed the voting procedure. Many of the people who would have been voted off in the past (because they weren’t (fill in the blank) enough, have remained. It almost brought tears to my eyes to see the talented individuals who got to stay. I look forward to seeing what happens next.

  44. I’ve been American Idol since season one. I love the show because it makes millionairs out of cow girls. Honestly, this is the worst season ever. At first I thought it was because of Connik Jr,and I still do, but now I’m thinking some of the problem is the producers. Where’s the comedy? Where’s the fun? I didn’t finish watching last week and if this week hasn’t improved I won’t watch the rest of the season and probably never again. It used to be fun a funny. What happened?

    • I 100% agree, there were several people that didn’t make it this year that surpassed several in the top 12.

      Well I see there are 2 people that see it the correct way. Take the blinders off America.

    • I couldn’t agree more!!! These 3 Judges are by far the BEST American Idol has EVER put together. I can only hope they keep it that way! With these 3 I would never miss a show!
      I love each of them in their own way.
      I wouldn’t change a thing!!!

  45. How on earth did the contestant Jessica Bassett age 22 on Wed. night Jan. 29 not make it to Hollywood. Her voice was one of the best we heard.

  46. This is the best season EVER! The reason: THE JUDGES!!!
    I used to fast forward during their comments, but this year, I wouldn’t miss a word. It’s the best blend of personalities, knowledge and humor the show has ever had.
    Keep it up…you’ve got me hooked!

  47. We wanted to THANK YOU! This season has us smiling and laughing. It is such a relief compared to last season. We no longer have to cringe when we watch A.I. You have finally put the entertainment back in American Idol and we couldn’t be more pleased. Great job, guys. P.S. The addition of Harry Conick Jr. is inspired. He is genuine–he is funny–and he is a great fit with J-Lo and Keith. And he really knows his music!

    • What are you smoking? You must have a dry of sense of humor as Harry has, or he has payer you to write a good review. The show hasn’t been the same since Simon has been on the show.

  48. Morning
    Great show this year. Judges are all about Beauty Brains and Talent…And I love Harry and Keith too..kidding! I do have a segment suggestion…I would think that the Judges either individually or collectively may have at some point rethought some of their votes. Why not have one of them (Harry would seem a great choice) go through the short list of those second thoughts and why looking back he may have made a different call given a second chance….and then at the end of that short segment, have him fly to that one person’s house, knock on their door, and surprise them with a yellow ticket ( great theme of the idol can make a mistake but dont want to crush a dream)..Second thought is that one other person can be saved by viewers who vote to save that one other person they thought should have been picked (Telephone votes equals money and fan interest) and other judges or judge knocks on that door…. what do you think???

  49. Hello!
    I am a retired RN Supervisor. And have been a fan from the beginning.
    I have wondered over the years why the judges have not been inclined to teach the youngsters about TONE deafness! I have noticed many cases and the result is that the person can’t understand why their singing is described as off. These folks must understand that singing is not for them as they are tone deaf….and explain to them what this condition is. A sign at the entry door should be posted for all the contestants to read.
    Carry on the good work.

  50. I want to let the judges know i have no idea who he is but the first kid that came on tonight 2/5/2014 was amazing im from NY and really dnt know him but you guys made a huge mistake by sending him home hes the definition of potential the judges are totaly wrong about him

  51. Just finished watching your program ( 2-5-14 ), and must say
    that it was..
    Shocking, Disgusting, Grossly inhuman,Animalistic..

    And here is why..instantly it reminded me of the process,
    and procedure that the Nazis used when sorting their
    victims into the Ovens.. No need to go into details.
    You should be prosecuted not for mental cruelty , but for
    mantel Savagery.

    How dare you. ??!!

    Edward A. Wagschal
    NY. NY.

  52. Hello,

    I would like to let you know that both, my nine-year old daughter and I, feel that the manner in which you sent away those poor contestants off to their unknown destinations in two separate buses was not only extremely cruel and distasteful, but unacceptable. Do these contestants not deserve to be treated equally with some level of dignity and respect? Isn’t it already bad enough that they lost? The least you could have done was to at least wish them well and say good bye in a dignifying manner; they are people, not toys…

    I am truly disappointed in this unpleasant twist that your producers have chosen as it is absolutely unnecessary; in my opinion, it ruins the show…
    md & td

  53. I feel the director’s of IDOL should be ashamed of what they just did to the contestants on bus #1. It was like you had kidnapped them..or worse yet a replay of the holocost without the ovens..Hearding them onto buses and not knowing where they are going..just like the trains in Germany. I think you owe an apology to the contestants that were just cut and also the AMERICAN public…You have crossed the line tonight

  54. Hol arching tonight, I feel the judges are either playing favorites or just plain tone deaf. Or maybe we can hear the contestants differently. Example the first group was awesome and they cut one pf them, thenextvwere just ok, but they kept all of them. What is up with that ? I have always watched this show but itseemscto be getting worse and worse each year. The people they choose are no where as talented as they use to be, but the judges put them through anyway

  55. The judges are the best you’ve ever had. Cowell was an ass. Jackson and his rap and hip hop references was not much better, Minage, et al, sucked. The three you have now are knowledgeable, intelligent, collegial in making effective decisions, practical and believable. Much, much superior. Best you’ve ever had.


  56. booting Paisley Van Patten off the show was the worst thing you could’ve done to the show this season. She would have made it to the top. that was the producers fault. you did not advertise her during group singing. you need to have a redo because that IS NOT FAIR.

  57. Your contestant, introduced as a nurse is not a nurse, repeat, is not a nurse but a nurse technician. A technician is a glorified certified nurses aid. She has not taken a state board and is not licensed. The nurses of America are offended. Nurses have spent many hours to obtain their license. This contestant cannot legally introduce herself as a nurse and her introduction should be clarified. She is falsely representing herself as a professional and is liable to her state board.

  58. Your contestant, introduced as a nurse is not a nurse, repeat, is not a nurse but a nurse technician. A technician is a glorified certified nurses aid. She has not taken a state board and is not licensed. The nurses of America are offended. Nurses have spent many hours to obtain their license. This contestant cannot legally introduce herself as a nurse and her introduction should be clarified. She is falsely representing herself as a professional and is liable to her state board.

  59. I was appalled at the dress Jennifer Lopez wore last night. What a terrible example for the thousands of young girls watching. This is supposed to be a family friendly show.

  60. All of the Top 30 should have been able to perform and the public should have been able to vote for the Top 12. The judges got it wrong on some of the guys and more than half of the girls. The girls that did not sing were better then half of the girls that did sing. I have watched from Season 1 and this is the first year I am not impressed with the way they handled this Top 30. The judges talk about people that are marketable instead of keeping the people with true talent. They let some great talent slip away!

  61. To Harry Connick, Jr.

    THANK YOU for acting like a responsible father! I appreciate your question, “Is that something you want to be singing about at 18?”
    Keep up the good work!”

  62. THE ANXIETY YOUR SUBJECTING THE CONSTENTANTS IS TOO MUCH. The HANGER, The BUS, THE (10) NOT GOING FORWARD thinking they are. TOO MUCH I’m not watchin your show anymore BYE

  63. American Idol needs a “viewer judge” on the set. I’ve been watching Idol for about 13 years (since the beginning) when my children were teenagers. They’re now late 20’s, early 30’s. They’ve moved on, and I’m still watching with hubby. Every time we turn it on, we pause between singers and judge the contestants. I’m either right on point with the judges or shocked at the difference in our views. But I, for one, always have an interesting point as a listener from a non-professional (fan) point of view. Although the judges are professionally more advanced that lil ol’ me, I feel I’m equally qualified as a listener to determine who should move to the next level. With that said, I think it would be interesting to have a “viewer judge” in the fourth seat.

  64. On Feb 20, 2014 The judges picked the last 3 singers to be added to the top ten. Why not let the voters pick the 3 for we already picked the top ten. I believe this was an injustice to the process of letting the people vote. It was also an injustice to Spencer, for he has the whole package as the judges mentioned, beautiful gifted voice, a voice I could lisson to all day. The judges picked a girl that yelled as loud as she can, thats not singing, who can lisson to that all day! I don’t recall Jennifer Lopez or Keith Urban sing by belting it out loud! I would like Spencer to be brought back for the peoples vote making the choice. I believe he will go farther then most of them, I believe he is an equil to Dexter both will TRUE gifted talent!!!!! Thank you!

  65. Love the judges, but the contestants just can’t sing. Listen to the contestants on The Voice, several if them are far better than Idol contestants.

  66. My friend and I were disappointed and have lost interest of watching this season of American Idol. The reason is b/c our idol Spencer Lloyd did not make it to the top 13. I am sure a lot of teenage girls feel the same way. Spencer is a complete package for American Idol and he will be marketable in the industry especially on the American Idol tour. It was a wow factor when he came out on stage and then people start screaming his name and they even made a poster for him. American Idol did not see that? We thought he would be picked during the wild card unfortunately the judges chose CJ over Spencer. Spencer is such an adorable human being and has many talents to offer. We wish that the American Idol management will bring Spence Lloyd back.

  67. thank you for bringing back our real American Idol, the 3 judges are great Ryan is as good as he has always been the only problem I had was I could not hear Randy’s comments, thank you for bringing 3 great judges!!

  68. How can you not call it a popularity contest when NOW you vote before everyone sings. How Fair does it sound to you…Also is Henry Drunk every show he seems to be that or high

  69. The judges this season complement each other well and are of great benefit to the contestants. Though I really like Keith and JLO, Harry Connick Jr. is my favorite. It is disconcerting to me that the audience keeps booing him when he is giving very honest and useful criticism to the contestants. He really knows music and the music business, and he obviously cares about the performers. I hope that he continues to give straightforward advice on musicality; it will help the contestants to grow and survive in the music world. They all impart such wisdom to these young people (performers and viewers). Keith and JLO have strengths in different areas. Thanks for putting together such an amicable team

  70. I refuse to watch American Idol this year due to the way Keith Urban dresses. He should be ashamed to look like that on at TV. And Jennifer is so stunning, she should protest sitting next to him. Ryan dresses so well, Keith is an embarrassment.

  71. Love the show!! But this year the acoustics are off or something !!can barely hear the contestants singing. And we can hear the crowd more than anything, which is annoying. I don’t really know how to contact you but hopefully this gets to someone!

  72. Randy Jackson is wasting his words before the contestants take the stage. The split screen has the crowd noise soooo loud his words are drowned out. Maybe he has something we would like to hear????

  73. I have watched Idol for years, this year not thrilled with the contestant pick this time around, love Jennifer and Keith, but Harry is too weird, and too many negative comments just dissapointing all around, I find that fast forwarding through the show helps, losing my interest , seen better seasons in the past!
    This year will lose viewers, the voting not cool when 50 votes can be submitted at time each person, how is that even fair!

    • Harry is not weird. He is cool. Not only is he a judge, but he is also one of my new favorite actors. If you knew what was best you would like him too. Keep on making me happy Harry.

  74. I love the show,but I find that the constructive criticism from the judges is a little overwhelming and it makes me question the choices that were made by the judges on who they are criticizing .I don’t want to sound mean,but a little confused about this years competion

  75. i want to see an American Idol for music and a separate American Idol for country. They have music awards and country music awards. They are not combined and American Idol should not combine them. It is very wrong! Please chang

  76. Worst singers I have heard on this season. I will watch one more time. If not any better I will not watch again. Love the judges and Ryan but the contestants are awful. Can’t even sing. Don’t understand why. Very disappointed this season

  77. Hey Guys, Your sound is not coming across very well over the air. Not fair to the contestants that we can’t hear a good mix.
    And. . .the musicians need to come across with the same passion that is expected from the contestants.

    Make a great show sound great.

    Thanks, Mike

  78. this season is so disappointing and difficult to watch. This show pales in comparison to the Voice. There is absolutely no chemistry among the judges. They all look like it is just a job and have very little interaction with each other. On previous seasons, the judges were as compelling as the talent–not any more. Harry comes across like a perfectionistic accountant–not realizing that all talent does not have to be a dog and pony show. Sam, who has a wonderful presentation, was criticized for not reving up his performance. He reminds me very much of Ricky Nelson, heartthrob of the 50’s, and should be encouraged to develop his own style. Linda Ronstadt didn’t jump around either. It is not who he is to be jumping up and down. Even Jennifer has lost her glow and has been placed in between two incredibly boring men. The Voice is so entertaining in the judge line up and they truly appear to be enjoying. Idol has now become the Ryan Seacrest Show and he should take a page from Nick Cannon’s book. On the whole, the talent is minimal, the judges are dull and I will not be watching any longer.

  79. I watched american idol last week. Not impressive. I am watching it tonight. watched 4 contestants. Nobody is belting out any songs. They are all blah. I will watch it in a couple of weeks to see if anybody is better. There is no range in their voices and very poor song choices. There is nobody outstanding at all.

  80. I realize that we have little or no control over our appearance, but sometimes our appearance DOES make a difference. On American Idol, for instance. We seem to be more lenient in the case of females, but I have NEVER seen an unattractive male win. One of our best male voices of this season belongs to a young man who looks like he smells something unpleasant. I hope his voice will overcome his appearance.

  81. Coupla points ditected to present or future budges
    1/ safeguard fine artist musician/singer’s personal vision
    2/foster;nurture;develop THEIR personal vision
    3/ avoid educating or teaching person to stay inside the already music industries’
    packhaged box
    This has not been done since it began; do not allow
    themselves to be trapped. This is what the conservative social imagination always tries to do.

    I have taught art and culture

  82. Conservative social imagination (behavior) has been evident since the beginning of this show.
    Nurturing,educating and developing the artists’ natural phenomena has never been a real performance objective.
    The design of the show entraps the singer,songwriter,musician has been led to believe
    their personal vision of whom the fine artists
    natural abilities have been safeguarded.
    Realistically the participating individuals learn how
    to stay within the limited commercial standard.
    I do not see creative imagination being honestly developed. That natural phenomena of voice has been taught to be packhaged in a box.

  83. Worst contestants ever. A bunch of teeny bopper no talents. Unprofessional, barely singers-in-training. No Carrie Underwood, no Jennifer Hudson, no Kelly Clarkson. Instead, you get someone who acts like a crazy hyped up fool, i.e., Malaya. You get others who just don’t have enough talent to record anything. I don’t get it. The only time I watch now, is to see who is getting kicked off. The ratings are sinking. X-Factor went down because they had a bunch of young no talents. Idol is following suit. Sure, I like the judges, but they are already Idols. What is wrong with them, coddling these kids? I’m done and so are all of my friends. We are all in agreement.

  84. We are from Missouri and planned a trip to the LA area. My daughter received a notice from On Camera Audiences that she was on a list and they emailed her the tickets. We followed all the silly rules on dress code and such (apparently the dress code is not a requirement for everyone in attendance) and arrived at noon to stand in the hot sun for hours. Finally we got our ticket numbers 25,26, and 27. We thought that seemed pretty good so we were excited and then it happened….the bus kids arrived, and arrived, and arrived, and arrived, and let me add they came hours after we had stood in the hot sun. Apparently these high school kids were VIPs (go figure???). So after being treated like cattle and move from one hot area to another we again waited and waited. Finally they start to take us in at 4:45 for the 5pm show. Our seats were in the very back and you could see nothing and I mean absolutely nothing. We were not just in the back row we were in the back row to the back row. We offered to split up but still we were given nothing. I really think there must be a better way to do this. All total we spent 9 hours waiting to see the nothing. A huge disappointment.

  85. The judges keep saying this year’s contestants are the best of all the seasons. I’m not getting that at all! Each week I am more and more disappointed. I keep watching only because I can’t imagine not watching but I am very disheartened over the quality of singing by the majority of the top 10.

  86. Please do not have Harry Connick Jr.. return as a judge next year. He is very annoying, rude, overly judgmental, unintelligent, and unlikable. Several of my friends agree with me and he makes American idol unpleasant to watch.
    Thanks for your consideration.

  87. for Harry Connick, You are one of the last torch bearers for Jazz
    Shave;don’t look like such a “smutch”. The older Jazz cats were very clean…why shouldn’t you be instead of looking like the dumb musicians around today. Also you are the hippest on the panel…they don’t hear what you do so don’t take their put downs personally but it makes the program more saleable, I guess.
    Listen to early Lester Young 30’s and 40’s and sing his solos with him It will help your vibrato and make you more saleable I am in your corner and would like you to make jazz more palatable to the people. Jazz always was an “ebb and flow’ thing but you can promote it with your talent. Wishing you well. BW

  88. Just wanted to suggest to someone on the show that Sam very much resembles a pop star from the 50’s and 60’s Ricky Nelson. Look at old video of Ricky Nelson performing and look at Sam. The comparison, especially in his eyes, is amazing.

  89. How could AI have gotten so bad? The talent pool is astoundingly mediocre and the judges act as if they’re critiquing a high-school tryout. Production format is glitzy and contrived, the band seems off-key (or is it the talent stable?) and the contestant ‘insights’ are affected and hokey. I was a fan for years….too bad success made Simon detach from keeping his eye from what was going on with the show.

  90. I have watched idol faithfully from the beginning. This seasons contestants are the worst ever. You can eliminate them all at once and start over ! Bring back jimmy to coach them or do something now. This is a pathetic season

  91. I’m a longtime fan of American Idol. This season I feel compelled to contact Idol to say that this year is a disappointment. First I want to say that talent is undeniable but the show feels geared very much to a teen audience. The set is to busy but has improved from the beginning of the season. hip hoppy, lacking any class, and there is too much talking from and about the participants.

  92. sirs…….please tell the two guys either shave or grow a beard…..and look a little more human…. slovenly !!!!
    otherwise get new judges who have some self respect…and care how they look….]]

  93. This is probably the worst top 12 and now 9 that I’ve ever seen in the past ten years. Why did they pick 8 contestants that play the guitar it’s so repetitive. I really don’t care who they eliminate each week where in the past I was anxious each week as to who would be eliminated. Caleb is the only one and he’ll probably win. The judges mix very well together and it’s fun to watch them.

  94. I just watched the American Idol show on 3-26-14. I am an older person and I am sure many of the crowd and even the judges may not remember RICKY NELSON. But I will tell you when I watched Sam Wolf perform on this day, I swear it was Ricky Nelson reincarnated. His sound, the way he sang into the microphone, the way he looked at the crowd and most importantly, he LOOKS like Ricky.


  95. You should have saved Majesty. There were at least 3 others
    appearing tonight who were not good singers, for instance
    CJ. Your show is not a true talent show.
    Your show disappoints me. I don’t think for a minute
    America votes the way you say they do(for shame).

  96. I love the show. My students got me watching it in the second year. This is a very entertaining year. I love Harry and Keith. Thank you for all you do to make this show happen.

  97. You’ve got to be kidding me. Out of 7,000 contestants this is who you end up with? Half these people can’t sing. It’s Karaoke! C’mon.Wake up judges. Open your eyes and clean out the wax in your ears. I cannot believe these are who you end up with. I can sing better and I suck.

  98. Harry said Kaleb needs to sing a ballad

    He needs to sing “Color My World in memory of Chicago’s Terry Seth!!!!!!

  99. Sorry to have to watch this season’s high school talent show quality… Even the audio mix is off, the in-ear monitors are not working…! These kid’s are riding an ego wave, setting them up for lots of disappointment later in life, cuz they’re mostly just not that great. The judges are finally a really good mixture, but the only thing I look forward to now is Jenn’s smile… You are blowing it..! These kids are mostly not-ready-for-prime-time players, singing folk songs on the corner for tips… The producers should watch just one show of “The Voice” to experience real vocals and high energy performance… and take notes..

  100. It is obvious that JLo is being show cased more in the past few weeks. No doubt her people demanded that Harry take a back seat. Harry is a better judge and more personable. That is why the judge panel is popular (and Keith). Harry should not be taking a back seat to her.

  101. Please get rid of Harry Connack Jr
    He is terrible, his need for attention takes away from the show and the contestants. Awful.

  102. Harry Connick is not a good judge at all. Always negative and looks for ways to embarrass Keith and put him down. Tonight he acted like he wanted allll the attention I think something is wrong with him!

  103. Harry Connick Jr is being ridiculous on the shows. His attempt at humour is not good. He was creepy tonight when he joined the young girls and carried one on his shoulders. The show is supposed to be about the contestants and he tries to make it about him.

  104. I must add that Jennifer Lopez and Keith Urban are refreshing. They are mature and really care about the kids. They are impressive!

  105. I dont know if anybody from american idol actually watches it on TV because the audio levers are very bad. When some artist sing their voice is swallowed by the background music especially Jena and its hard to hear them sing!!

  106. Hi, I have been watching American Idol for many many seasons now. I love the show. I would like to mention that I was very very disapointed last night and I don’t find it fair or right that Malaya Watson was kicked off :((((. She has the most wonderful voice and talent. Also, she has the capacity and ability to sing all kinds of songs. Some of the other performers don’t have that talent and they are still in the show. I would like her to come back because I know she could say longer and become the next American Idiol. It’s not fair because the other singers don’t have a better voice they just have popularity and more votes because of the beauty or looks not because they are singing better then Malaya. I am asking the producers of the show or the juges to bring her back or the ratings of the show will start going down. I hope the message will be served for the good reasons. Thank you and have a great day. Mary

  107. The show is very entertaining but would someone please tell Harry that it’s not about him. It obvious that the other two judges are becoming annoyed with him.

  108. The show is very entertaining but would someone please tell Harry that it’s not about him. It’s clearly obvious that the other judges are becoming annoyed with him and so are we.


    All our family and friends have loved A I from the beginning but the last several years there hasn’t been more than one contestant worthy of our time.

    We hate to see the demise of this formerly great show just because the judges can’t judge quality talent.



  111. Alex and Sam could be the next Simon & Garfunkel. The judges were way off on their comment related to “Let it Go”. It was fantastic, as was their other duet they also sang.

  112. Please stop the curse words on the show. We DVR and watch with our children and have recently needed to turn it off due to the language.

    Thank you.
    Jon Sinnett

  113. I am very upset with the elimination of Dexter. I have not watched this show in 9 years and was only watching it because Dexter was a family member. I will never watch it again. I think Harry is a scumbag and a lot of people will not be watching this again as well like the older generation. Dexter is a well mannered true gentleman unlike many of the other contestants.

  114. would you please have JOLO dress more for a family show and cover herself up, the real short skirts and dresses and open backs need to be covered up. Ryan needs to not feed her ego and comment about her discussing dress attire. If she wants to express the sexy body then do it someplace else.

  115. Who is doing the sound mixing this year? WORST THAT I HAVE EVER HEARD! CAN’T HEAR RYAN OR THE CONTESTANTS OVER THE AUDIENCE OR THE BAND. HOW MANY TIMES ARE YOU GOING TO MISS CUES OR LEAVE MICS OPEN! Get it fixed AI it’s really annoying when you can’t hear the singing over the audience and band!!!

  116. Harry Connick, JR. Is not good for the show. He is always putting someone down, smarting off trying to get attention which is why he still carries Jr in his name because he acts like a child. He is jealous of Ryan and Keith because they are men.

  117. When will Harry Conick Jr be replaced? He is a horrible judge, very seldom has anything positive to say and definitely plays favoritism as a judge shouldn’t do. He can’t sing and his songs are boring. Most of the contestants perform and carry a tune better them him. Look at his face on live t.v he has a yellow stain around his mouth that looks discusting. I have lost all interest in American idol as have most people I know. Please replace him ASAP. The voice is kicking American idols behind. Wake up and smell the coffee America.

    Very disappointed viewer in Indiana.

  118. I am outraged and upset at your voting process I’ve tried four hour and a half to vote and nothing has been made clear is this a fixed competition or what do our vote really count . what is going on why is it so hard to make a simple vote on any of your systems text email or phone .

  119. I have watched your shows from the start but this will be the last.
    When a black man that can’t carry a tune is in the top five you have a serious problem and I’m sure you know it.
    Everyone I talk to including some good friends that are black agree this is WRONG.
    How sad this has to be.


  120. With Alex Preston in the top five on American Idol, many NH people are very upset to learn that the Top 10 Tour will not be coming his home state. We are praying that producers will reconsider and schedule a show at the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, NH.

  121. With Alex Preston making TOP FIVE on American Idol, many NH residents are upset with the fact that American Idol Top 10 will not be coming to NH this year. We are asking producers to reconsider and schedule a show at the Verizon Wireless Arena so we can show our support and bring our home town boy back to NH.

  122. I have watched American Idol every year. This is my favorite. I think Harry Connick, the reason. He has all of the celebrities meeting and greeting the audience and being more personal with the candidates. The judges and Ryan actually touch people and are not snobby. Great show this year!

  123. I have watched American Idol every year. This is my favorite. I think Harry Connick, the reason. He has all of the celebrities meeting and greeting the audience and being more personal with the candidates. The judges and Ryan actually touch people and are not snobby. Great show this year!

  124. What the hell was the purpose of putting those young people on the spot tonight? It served no purpose and violates the spirit of the show. These kinds of stunts wil eliminate me from watching next year. Fire the person responsible.

  125. Dear American Idol, I hate that you ALWAYS have the camera on Jennifer Lopez! I am a fan of hers, but why are you more interesting in showing your viewers her face, instead of the contestants???

  126. I can not get through on the phone to vote for Jena-marie. This is BS. The reason for not being able to get through and vote for Gina is “Line is BUSY, try later”

  127. While I love watching American Idol I am so disgusted with the way the judges act at times. Especially Jennifer Lopez! I am getting so tired of the the favoritism, I always thought they were suppose to judge each contestant on what they sing, maybe I thought wrong. I was so appalled they way Jessica was treated and the way Jena Irene was put on a pedestal.They say tell Jessica that not moving around and connecting with people is wrong well the heck do they think Alex does, he looks like he doing the peepee dance every week.I for one will not be watching the rest of the season, I am so sick of the way Jennifer is. So maybe another year the judges can do the judging the right way and keep their their favorites to themselves and not try to cram them down out throats.

  128. Harry Connick Jr’s throwing (Benies) to the audiance was offensive. You throw food to DOGS, not to people. It was not funny at all. He could have passed a tray to the audiance as a gentleman! This happened at the result show on May 8,2014. How he would like to have food thrown at him??? I was very disappointed in his behavior.

  129. I really enjoy American Idol but if Jennifer is a judge next year I will refuse to watch in the future.
    She is so in love with herself and does not really add anything to the show.
    She never know when to stop talking.
    Thank You

  130. I don’t think I can watch when Jennifer Lopez performs. I also look away when the judges are introduced. She usually wears something very unbecoming. Hasn’t anyone told her her body needs more covering. She isn’t thin enough to wear what the younger gals wear.

  131. I like the show and think these are the best group of judges. It needs to be remember that this is a family show and has lured many teenagers to watch. Jennifer Lopez need for attention with her attire and body motions should never be the focus. Maybe its in her contract to be seen a certain amount, but its your job to keep it clean. Very disappointed. What a bad example for our young girls. Maybe your time slot for the show should move to ten.

  132. Jena Irene really disappointed many fans by posting on facebook referencing her friend as her “Bitch!” I am so embarrassed for her. I am a mom and I and my 11 year old son are huge American Idol fans, And rallied for Jena! I am addressing my concerns to you aren’t they counseled on how to behave when they become famous? Such a shame to be teaching our children that this language is okay! No woman or girl or human should be addressed in such foul language, especially on social media. Jena has been blessed with this platform to reach the masses, please help guide her before she looses all her fans. I had to block her on our facebook, my children will not look up to such filthy language and be brainwashed that it is okay! Please help Sincerely, Concerned mom

  133. We have been viewers of American Idol since inception. We like to see people with talent develop their skills and attain recognition. It is fun! Suggestions for improvement: Because this is an “American Idol” show, the female judge should use discretion in her clothing and performances. Jennifer Lopez may not realize that selection of beauty is not beautiful when it becomes sleezy….thereby distorting what most Americans view as beautiful. The judges have a great opportunity to be mentors/examples. I would encourage them to set an example before the contestants and audience that the focus is on real American beauty that doesn’t need to display all the body, but reveals the spirit of beauty. Thank you!

  134. I love love love this show, there is no better. And you know that is saying alot.

  135. I watched the first show of the seasons last night. The judges were laughing at (not with) the young lady from Mississippi. They were rude and condescending. They treat those who are on AI for attention only with more respect that they treated this young lady who is at a very tender age and obviously serious about her singing career. Jlo was making fun of her as were the others because of her accent, talking among themselves when she was performing, and laughing at her when she left. Jlo says “la ya poppi” (really, just awful and dumb)- one is from Australia with an accent and the other from Louisiana with an obvious accent. I think a lawsuit would ensue quickly if some of the contestants made fun of them. Tell them they cannot sing but don’t degrade them because of where they are from. I have watched AI every year from the beginning and have just loved it, but I can’t watch it anymore with judges who have no manners and laugh at these kids who are so precious. That was my last AI until the judges are changed.

  136. Why not just call it the Jennifer Lopez show. Seriously, next time you watch, take note of the time in between Jennifer and anything else. I’m not watching anymore because it’s just disgusting.

  137. I just wanted to say that I think it is so rude of J. Loe and Harry Conick Jr. to talk while a contestant is singing for them. They need to be quiet and listen to them and give them the respect they deserve. It is so rude to talk, laugh and or make faces while they are singing. I am going to quit watching this show. Be sure they get this message. That is all.

  138. I just wanted to say that I think it is so rude of J. Loe and Harry Conick Jr. to talk while a contestant is singing for them. They need to be quiet and listen to them and give them the respect they deserve. It is so rude to talk, laugh and or make faces while they are singing. I am going to quit watching this show. Be sure they get this message. That is all.

  139. All of my friends luv watching American Idol from the inception.
    If you do not get rid of Harry Connie jr. we will stop watching. He is pretentious, not funny, has no taste, hurtful, rude, egotistical, boorish, obnoxious, boring and painful to watch. We even started to watch the Voice because of him. There is a reason why your ratings continue to drop.
    Get rid of him!

  140. I only watch when Adam Lambert is on. He is the most talented contestant from the show with Kelly Clarkson 2nd. The show peaked with Adam and has gone down since. I quit watching with Mariah/Nicki which was painful. I do like the current judges but not enough to watch twice a week. Adam was such a smart thoughtful judge. So bring back Adam and I’ll be watching.

  141. Nicki Minaj was a fresh addition to Idol. Jennifer Lopez is 45 and continuously tries to act like a teen. The show should be about the people there trying out to sing. Not about Lopez and her latest album or video. The camera is on Lopez 90% of the time and on the new young singers 10% or less of the time on Idol. Isn’t this American Idol? Not The Jennifer Lopez Idol show? If you replaced Lopez and Connick Jr with younger judges A. Idol might survive.
    This is the first year I’m not watching American Idol. I just can’t stomach what the show has turned into with these older lame judges.
    More fresh additions for judges, please!!

  142. Dear producers,
    Harry Connick Jr is good. I hope you keep him in the future. The people who talk bad about him are just jealous of his movie character. I will stop watching Idol if he quits

  143. How about a little more of the “good” singers and less of the B.S. What is going on with you guys? What happened to putting the focus on the contestants? I thought you had finally gotten the message when you got rid of Mariah and Niki and their silly behavior. I used to love Harry Connick; not so much anymore.

  144. Hello AIdol, please get this message to someone that can do something, as a big fan and loyal watcher of AIdol, I was completely disappointed when the tryouts in NYC 2014 (which aired early January 2015) for a young man named Tyler Toliver from Manassas, Virginia did NOT get a fair chance at “going to Hollywood”. He has written and recorded (in Nashville)and sang on stage, opened for big stars, sang National Anthem at NASCAR races, on and on…..Is there anyway he could be put back in line in another city. The Judges that night already were “burned out” with Country singers apparently. Keith was not there that day and he would definitely voted Tyler through.
    Yes your probably saying not all can make it to hollywood but some of the “untalented” people that got put thru was a joke alongside Tyler Toliver. Go onto his web site and facebook. He should of gone to Hollywood. His audition didn’t even make it on the show. Oh did I mention he was a U.S. Marine and served 4 years. thanks for the time. Dean in Virginia.

  145. We thought that last years selections by the judges were the worst we had ever seen BUT we were wrong because they are even worst this year. Harry Conick Jr. is very talented but is the worst judge of talent we have ever seen. All three judges should spend time watching The Voice and see how to really evaluate talent.
    The show is no longer on our Must Watch list.

  146. Very disappointed in the show, especially Harry Connick’s behavior. The limelight should be on the contestants’ and not on Harry. He detracts from the show with his silliness. Keith does great as a judge, Jennifer is eye candy and Harry gives good advice but acts too ridiculous and we’re getting tired of the show. The Voice is much better.

  147. I am curious why the sound always goes off in the middle of watching American Idol on Fox5 in San Diego. This happens every single episode. I then asked other friends if they experience this too and they all have said yes. Some of them said they stopped watching the show becuase it is very frustrating when you are in the middle of listening to someone sing and the sounds cuts off. Can anyone tell me why this happens all the time? I love the show but I am considering watching another show instead because this is a constant issue.

    Wow !! Talk about no competition !!!
    It’s no wonder The Voice has blasted past American Idol in the ratings !
    They would never, ever come up with the insane concept of putting
    their contestants into groups. Idol loses so many singers who are, plain and simply, dragged down by members of the group that they are stuck with.

  149. I truly dislike the rounds of ‘group singing’ and the sleeplessness imposed on the contestants. There seem to be many talented singers who get passed over because they are forced to sing in a group. I could only watch 1/3 of tonight’s show and out of frustration and boredom switched channels.

    Love Keith, Jen and Harry. They are keepers!

  150. I have watched America Idol for many years but I must say with the judges they seem to keep the ones that can’t sing and sends the great singers home…for that reason I have decided to watch the Voice its 100 percent better than America idol.

  151. Seriously, disappointed with the sing off they did in the top 24. Booooooo. Welcome to picking someone with a slander body versus someone with talent. Letting talent go because of looks. Bad decision. Rachael rocked!!! I use to love how down to earth jlo was. Hummmmmm. Really makes me think twice about thinking highly of someone who is truly only skin deep. That decision sucked.Pressured decisions isn’t these judges greatest attributes. Just saying…

  152. I commend you for the awesome talent you have this season. I have thoroughly enjoyed the show until tonight’s fiasco occurred. It’s unbelievable how the situation unfolded regarding whether Maddie or Rachel would move forward. I was most disappointed that Jennifer gave Rachel the “stank eye”, eyeballing her from foot-to-head, BEFORE Rachel even had a chance to sit down:( Everyone knows that Jennifer is a beautiful woman, however, we also know it takes a lot more than physical beauty to become successful. Though Maddie did have a good look, she also had already been eliminated. My entire household believes that Rachel had the the better performance, more personality, and far better stage presence than did Maddie. We are very disappointed that you even suggested a singoff between the two, and adding insult to injury, selected Maddie over Rachel. YOU WERE WRONG FOR THAT!!! Harry, you were harsh and unkind in critiquing Rachel, and Keith really shocked us all by agreeing with you. Come on guys, rethink the unfairness of it all, not to mention the heartbreak, coupled with needless embarrassment that was given this young lady. Please make this right…please bring back Rachel and give her the opportunity she deserves. Thank you for listening.

  153. At a time when women are under constant scrutiny about their looks, body type, and size…….. I find it personally appalling that all three judges on your current panel are behaving in a way that is completely biased to physical appearance. The issue last night with Rachel having been told the spot was hers until they noted the other smaller, shorter/tighter, dress wearing female walked out after her rejection……. Was a devastating blow to Rachel when her spot was taken away after a “sing off” which had clearly occurred the previous night. What this show fails to realize is that issues like this have broader effects than to this one female and that this is instead another epic fail toward women in general. These celebrities have no concept of reality…….. They are wealthy, their pathways of life paved for eternity. Yet, they sit and judge people based solely upon appearance. Tell you what, Rachel is beautiful and talented also and this show lost out tonight as did its viewers.

    I tried to post on the idol facebook page, however, your show clearly does not accept negative criticisms as my comments were deleted. Seeing that this show is nothing more than a beauty pageant, you clearly need to hand out tiaras instead of record contracts……. Furthermore, because this is now anothet pageant…… I will no longer watch your show.

  154. OMG what horrible sound!!! Who is mixing the sound? It is so bad I cannot believe it is professionally done! This is why I switched to The Voice. These theaters you’ve switched too are absolutely terrible. Even the judges sound muted and the echo is untenable. I hate missing this show but it’s about the singing and THAT IS BARELY AUDIBLE! Your loosing me not because of the judges the sound gentlemen the sound!

  155. im keep repeating myself because people don’t get it,i don’t have to be famous and rich to make a album cd or audiobooks,
    I just make my cd ! I don’t need fame and money,this is not about fame and money,this is about respect and reputation,might or fact ! you don’t need fame and money to have success.

  156. my talent is to do audiobooks,i record history and biography on cd’s and I don’t need to be famous and rich to make my album,i just go ahead with my album,make five copies and donate it to diferent libraris,and then call a radiostation to ask how much they charge to play my cd,and i don’t need,madonna ,I don’t need celine dion, and I don’t need ozzy ozbourne.

  157. the only reason im not doing my recording is because Im goin to the dentist for my dental restoration and I been spending couple of thousands,it affect my speech a bit,dental restorations is a process by step is worth time and money and the results are,quality and a nite decent smile.

  158. Please, please, please stop focusing the camera on Jennifer Lopez!!! It’s so overdone that it’s actually disgusting. My husband and I are so sick of seeing her continually posing. The show should be about the contestants while they perform rather than Ms Lopez. And if you can’t stop focusing on the judges, how about showing close ups of the other two who appear to be much more natural and less self absorbed. Thank you

  159. I think you guys should go a hip hop version with the judges like Rev run,a couple well known hip hop judges. Artists write there own tracks no cursing just lyrics stage presence. And you can offer not a major deal but a total exsposure deal with videos maybe a feature FROM a famous artist radio spins and a big interview wit sway in the morning and 100k cash. Free CD cover an studio time. Trust me the hip hop world is loaded from all over the world. You can get the same viewers. Just and idea I been a fan since day one but I Dnt song I rap wish I could cause man I know I would win I know what it takes. Please consider it reach out make a quick tv blast of internet blast watch the feed back make ya host cube idk just and idea my name is Shannon, thank you God bless

  160. I have been watching american idol from the very beginning,But I am wondering why you have judges. They like everybody. Now as an avid watcher I think I will have to switch. Thanks for the years of wonderful judging jobs now simon is gone and not the same.

  161. My wife and I have been avid watchers of your show for years, but we have never been more disappointed in the so called talent of this year. They SUCK…. and SHAME on the JUDGES for not telling them they suck. The selection process was biased from the start. Hell you got rid of the good talent early, and the program is VERY RACIAL LEANING!!!! WHAT A SHAM!! Who runs the show, The Department of Justice? Why not have REV. SHARPTON for a JUDGE next year? The only GOOD singer that is there is CLARK. The rest couldn’t even win KARAOKE. We refuse to watch anymore. Ya’ll SUCK. Good luck to Clark.

  162. We turned you guys off – finally. Whew. One: Choices and productions was rediculous. Two: the BUTT shot of the dude singin.. Really? On national TV? If a woman did that would it work out the same? No, you lost viewers tonight.

  163. Could you send so message to contestant JAX and tell her to sing adel’s song “One and only”! It would be perfect for her raspy bluesy voice sure to be so winner for her, thanks

  164. For the last ten years, our entire family has sat in the living room excited to watch each and every night of American Idol. Tonight, I found myself looking at my children with such amazement that the one judge we have the most faith in, Keith Urban, continually “espresses the greatness of each of the contestents”. Frankly, I think this is by far the least talented group of singers there has been on American Idol. The judges must be paid this year to try to build up the show for FOX by trying to tell the viewers that this is the best group that we have all seen. When Randy Jackson was there, or SImon, they gave an honest opinion of what they were watching. I honestly turned the channel tonight. Something has to change folks. You are reaching…..

  165. Omg amercian idol sucks. It’s not even good.. First of all you all need to look at your judges!!!! Get someone on there that has hit albums in today generation. You need someone who’s successful and someone who don’t care to be honest.. None of these contestants are good not one. The VOICE is the best and it makes this show look horrible.. And you all have change the routines!!! Why?? If it’s worked in the past 10yrs why change it now? Next year you all need to rethink everything and go back to the way where the show was ran back when it was successful..

  166. I have been a fan of American Idol from the beginning. In past years, however, my interest has waned after Hollywood week. This season though I can’t wait to watch these amazing people perform. Their talent, as a collective is remarkable. What blows my mind even more though is their sense of support for each other. These are truly good humans and their humility and goodness etches into my mind each episode. They are truly gifted and good, quality people. That is the part that “gives me goosies”. They are each vying to win, yet if I didn’t know better I would think they are all members of a team. I can only hope for the best for each of them on Idol and beyond. Way to be humans first and for most. Peace.

  167. For the past 13 years my husband, Ronnie, and I have gotten together to watch American Idol with 3 other couples. We rotate homes and the host has dinner for everyone. It has been an amazing 13 years. We even had a local magazine take pictures and write an article about our American Idol journey. The crazy thing is we are all in our 60’s. We would love to come to the finale. Is there a chance that American Idol would invite its biggest fans to the finale? I look forward to hearing from you soon.
    Debbie Rhodes

  168. I have been watching American Idol since it’s inception, but no more. This year there are mabe three people with any kind of vocal ability. The cannot understand the judges putting some of these people on the stage. They keep commenting that they have done a good job. Does the sound change that much from the live performance to my house, as some of them sound horrible! I can understand why viewership has fallen off. I am now watching The Voice, which showcases really talent vocalists.

  169. You have got to be kidding me Mr. Connick, Jr., “the best performance of the night…”??? LMAO. I’ve lost all respect for you Harry. You need to get your ears checke.

  170. Have watched from the very beginning, but after tonight I don’t know if I will watch again. Very disappointed in the judges using their save. I don’t think he deserved it. Last week was twice the singer he is and they didn’t save her. Was very disappointed in the performances and still don’t think these singers stand up to recent years. I always thought Harry was the most honest with performances and doesn’t let it show that he might have a favorite. Just over all disappointed in the show so far this year. It will take a lot to get me to watch again after tonight.

  171. The show tonight was unbelievably dull, hard to believe these kids are this year’s contestants . Kind of pathetic actually.. Most of the performances tonight were extremely weak and unpracticed/unprofessional. Most of them, with the exception of Nick and Clark and Tyanna were very weak, very immature performances- very unemotional and non interesting. They are all struggling to find out who they are, no one is consistent at allll!!!! !!!! So sorry to say, it is a horrible season !!! They seem at best hi school choir voices and not even as good…YUK !!! What happened to the contestant pool. These kids are not ready for IDOL

  172. I know you are trying to update your show, but really it’s still very stale. The voice is really hard to contend with. You need better judges. The ones you have are good, but not relavent. Harry is so into himself I think he thinks he is so special. The age group you are aiming for for is not Harry. Judges not interesting. Show has lost it’s shine along time ago. You might make it another season. You need help. Always take the first offer you get on your house. Try and apply that to your judges and show. The first was the best. If you need help let me know.!

  173. That save was really sad. It’s all about the hipe. Jennifer copied the dress from Carey Underwoods dress. People open you eyes. You need a better format. Upgrade the show. I’m sure you have lost ratings. Look at the voices judges. Very relevant. Harry, really, jennifer looks good, Keith all great people, but not worth watching. It’s all all about relevance. Okay, why should I care anymore not worth watching the show. Good luck! Need help let me know,

  174. Look at your demographics. I’m sure it doesn’t include your judges. I’m sorry, but you need to fix that ‘first. They are all good, but they need to be something we want to watch. Sorry to be so blunt.

  175. Your last show really was bad. The music they picked was bad-bad-bad. I really have to fight myself to keep watching the show. So glad the judges stop trying to act like the voice judges. Please do not let Jen sing anymore. Tell Ryan to shave he does not look cool. As a lot of kids watch you show Jens dress last week was in bad taste. I am 77 years old and I know what I have to say will not mean a hill of beans, but thanks for reading this.

  176. 3/22/15

    Heard a great song that would be ideal for the contestant ‘JAX’ to sing: FANTASY BY ALINA BARAZ
    Sounds just like her.

  177. I just love the chemistry between all 3 judges on American Idol. Keep up the good work. My number one reason for watching the show is because of the 3 of you. No backstabbing. A sincere friendship and respect of each other’s comments and the humor. I appreciate the constructive comments made to the contestants, especially you Harry. I hope they keep the 3 of you on for future seasons. Thanks.

  178. i want to suggest someone to American Idol and would like for them to surprise her and have her try out. She sings theatrical in the Peace Center of Greenville and is SOOOOOOO good. I am a singer but too old for the show but in going to some theatrical events there she is so ready. Her stage presents and singing will take her far if i could convince her to step out to American Idol.. Her name is TAYLOR MARLATT. You can find her 3/4 of the time at the PEACE CENTER in Greenville SC ..Tell her JINX sent ya.

  179. I have been a fan since AI started, haven’t been able to watch for a few weeks, I am real disappointed so far with contestants a real group of “interesting people” not what I relate to when I think of an “american Idol”!!!

  180. LOVE the show but although the young kid is swet clearly he cannot sing and has no business being on stage with such talent. Clearly he was chosen to appeal to the young girl voters .

    It’s supposed to be a SINGING competition ..

    Also J LO .. Beautiful but really the outfits are more for a doll not a 45 year old woman especially on a family show and please all the judges need SO much attention ..It’s getting sickening. Stay in your seats and leave the attention for the Idols…

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