Talk:American Idol

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Former good article American Idol was one of the good articles, but it has been removed from the list. There are suggestions below for improving the article to meet the good article criteria. Once these issues have been addressed, the article can be renominated. Editors may also seek a reassessment of the decision if they believe there was a mistake.
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May 20, 2006 Peer review Reviewed
May 24, 2006 Good article nominee Listed
May 25, 2006 Good article reassessment Delisted
Current status: Delisted good article
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edit·history·watch·refresh Stock post message.svg To-do list for American Idol:
  • Thorough copyedit.
  • Delink unnecessary links.
  • Weed out unnecessary garbage so one can read entire article within the span of a day
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Semi-protected edit request on 21 February 2014[edit]

How many times do I have to tell you? American Idol (Season 13) will be the 1st time in 13 years to say the "Treasure Of Rainbow Beard's Motto" and sing the "I Wish" song, from the "Care Bears Big Wish Movie" in television history! So, could you please put the "Treasure Of Rainbow Beard's Motto" and the song, "I Wish," from the "Care Bears Big Wish Movie," please!

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"Goodnight America... for now"[edit]

A rhetorical question: Will the show actually be returning? Content should probably be added about this, per sources like this and this. Seacrest ended the finale episode by saying, "And one more time, we say to you from Hollywood, goodnight America... for now." And Simon Fuller said in an interview, "Idol will certainly be coming back for sure" and similar comments. Reading between the lines, though, this all may simply mean that Fuller wants to create a completely new show that improves on the old show? Dirroli (talk) 23:58, 8 April 2016 (UTC)

The show may possibly return, although I'd expect that Fox might revive X-Factor first. However, speculation on whether it will return or not is not really appropriate for the article unless there are clearer foundation for such discussion per WP:CRYSTAL. At the moment it is not clear if what Fuller plans to do would be a direct continuation of Idol or something entirely different but based on Idol, and we have no idea what the intention of Fox might be. If it is something new even if derived from Idol, then it would have no true relevance to this article, and such speculation would not be appropriate. If there are clearer indications from Fox, then it may be worth adding. Hzh (talk) 02:23, 9 April 2016 (UTC)

I've added the Seacrest quote in the Season 15 section, which is appropriate for that section. However it should be left as just that, any speculations about the show's future should be left until we have further information. Hzh (talk) 15:31, 10 April 2016 (UTC)

Proposing new Judges timeline[edit]

The current table is hard to read. Im prosing the follow:

Its collapsed so the only people that'll see it are those who want to. I believe the information is also easier to access. CCamp2013 (talk) 21:45, 23 May 2016 (UTC)

I like the idea of this even more than the current one:

or even this one:

CCamp2013 (talk) 22:47, 23 May 2016 (UTC)

Leave it as it is, I'm not sure why there is this obsession with changing the table, there must have been a dozen or more versions of this table already. I would have removed the current table as well, but for the fact that someone will add another one in no time. Yours in any case is ugly (like one in The Voice, which is a page with a ridiculous number of tables), and the current one is small and compact. Hzh (talk) 23:55, 23 May 2016 (UTC)
@Hzh: you also can't read the current table. Its basically useless. Also, it isn't just your decision. This needs to be up for discussion. CCamp2013 (talk) 02:31, 24 May 2016 (UTC)
I can read it perfectly fine, you would need to specify more clearly what your problem with the table is. There had been a number of discussions on various tables in the articles already, for example, here, here and others, also in users talk pages, but it does not make any difference - once in a while someone else will come along and change the table to their own preferred version. I'm simply stating the case for keeping the current one - it is stable, it is small and compact, and it looks good. Strictly speaking we do not need a table, everything has been covered by prose (and prose is the preferred option for article), it is there only because others will add a table regardless. This one is here to stop others wasting time making a new one that would get reverted. Check the past edits and you will see all kinds of judges tables, e.g. [1], [2], [3], and there is no reason why yours should be the only ones under discussion. Hzh (talk) 10:01, 24 May 2016 (UTC)
@Hzh: I'm just saying the dates are confusing. An average visitor won't know what version of the show each judge was on. I prefer the second table I suggested. Its clear and more to what you are going to accept. Why should the year be there instead of the season? What sense does that make? This is the only one I'm now proposing. It exactly like yours and takes up the same amount of space.
CCamp2013 (talk) 22:59, 8 June 2016 (UTC)

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