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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 http://www.americanidol.com/ 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 ask.fox@fox.com. 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: idol.web@fox.com.

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

Our Experience

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

  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
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  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

  18. I AGREE WITH THE COMMENTS THAT LAZ SHOULDN’T KEEP GETTING PICKED ON. THE WHOLE OBJECTIVE IS TO LISTEN, GIVE POLITE GUIDANCE TO BENEFIT THESE ” KIDS” TO HELP THEM. NOT!!!!! TO INSULT OR TEAR THEM DOWN. GUIDE THEM BY EXAMPLE, LETS SEE SOME OF YOUR FIRST ATTEMPTS IN SUCH A GLOBAL ENVIORMENT. I LOVE ALL THE JUDGES, IN FACT, I WAS PLEASANTLY SUPRIZED TO FIND I ACTUALLY LIKE THE GIRLS (DIDNT THINK I WOULD) I KNOW SOMETIMES IMPROVEMENT IS NEEDED BUT THAT GOES FOR ALL THE CONTESTANTS GET REAL AND KEEP IT FAIR

  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.
    Sincerely,
    Kayla

  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!
    Thanks!
    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.

  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…
    Sincerely,
    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.

    Lance

  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!

  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. 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

  90. 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….]]

  91. 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.

  92. Harry said Kaleb needs to sing a ballad

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

  93. I THINK CALEB SHOULD REALLY SING A SONG
    FROM THE GREAT OZZY —-MAMMA I’M COMING
    HOME ,YOU CAN DO-IT? THANK YOU GOOD LUCK!

  94. 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.

  95. 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

  96. 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.

  97. 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!

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