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I think all the "performance" tables should have 'date performed', 'order #' and 'result' eliminated[edit]

I've noticed there is some variances of the performances list from season to season and even between artists of the same season, I don't necessarily think they all have to match exactly. However the addition of columns for "date the performance aired," "order number," and "result" come off to me as not very compelling or encyclopedic information. It adds clutter and I feel degrades from the actual encyclopedic information that people (not diehard fans of the show) would be interested in. The date the performance aired is redundant. I doubt anyone really cares that much, but if they did they could easily verify that information, frankly it matters more what year and that should be self evident in the accompanying text. The "order #," I feel, completely comes of as a fan blog, akin to what outfis the judges were wearing or how many musicians were on stage during a certain performance. Over the years the only credible information about the order number revealed by the producers is that they have to craft a good show each night so may start off and end with better performances, beside that they have avoid appearances of favoritism. So the "order #" effectively tells us nothing unless it can be proved that the order they perform in means something, which the producers have confirmed it doesn't. The "result" column also feels like it would be better on a fan's blog, not an encyclopedia. The only surprising thing presented here is that some of the winners have been in the announced bottom two, three, four, etc. And if that is really surprising we should put that in the prose, not the table, "fabulous contestant X was in the bottom 3 twice before winning the show." Certainly we don't need to actually state the obvious that each contestant "advanced" each week. That is also self-evident that they are still in the competition. And the bottom two or three is also up for debate as these are who is announced but since the votes are kept private we can never know. So we are assuming they are in the bottom two or three because they got the least votes, but that's unverifiable. I did see one chart at David_Archuleta#2007.E2.80.9308:_American_Idol_and_David_Archuleta which looks nice but I'm not sure if it needs to be sortable by each column. I am willing to help change all the charts if who will do the work is an issue. Any comments?Insomesia (talk) 20:22, 24 May 2012 (UTC)

Merge proposal encountering some opposition[edit]

I had BOLDly redirected List of Pakistan Idol finalists to Pakistan Idol, in part because there was exactly one entry there, and only one season of Pakistan Idol has aired (and is still airing), so per WP:XBALL, we can't exactly presume that more seasons will occur (and even then, there's not much reason why the finalists shouldn't just be listed in the main article or each season, as they probably will be). That was reverted, and so I tagged the list article with a merge to Pakistan Idol (season 1), since there's only content from Season 1. I also started a discussion at Talk:Pakistan Idol (season 1), which has received no input. Instead, the proposed merger tags were removed without discussion, and instead HTML comments were inserted directing editors not to add proposal tags to the article. I reverted that directing editors to discuss the proposal. No discussion is forthcoming, so I'm calling for wider participation here, as well as at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Television/Reality television task force. —/Mendaliv//Δ's/ 19:07, 10 February 2014 (UTC)

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Harej (talk) 16:57, 14 January 2015 (UTC)

RfC on DeAndre Brackensick standalone article[edit]

An RfC has been opened at American Idol (season 11)#RfC on DeAndre Brackensick standalone article --Jpcase (talk) 20:37, 20 December 2016 (UTC)

Trenyce for peer review[edit]

I've listed Trenyce for peer review. This article is about an American singer and actress best known as a finalist on the second season of American Idol and for her work in musical theatre. I would like to get this article to the level of a Good Article sometime in the future. This is the first time that I have worked on this time of article (something on a living person). I would greatly appreciate any help on this. Comments would be greatly appreciated, at Wikipedia:Peer review/Trenyce/archive1. Thank you in advance! Aoba47 (talk) 22:58, 21 January 2017 (UTC)