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Former ‘Idol’ gets community service for brawl; Simon Cowell nixes Auto-Tune on ‘X-Factor’

stephanie-edwardsSavannah’s Stephanie Edwards, who finished 11th on “Idol” season six, received 80 hours of community service for getting into a girl-on-girl brawl in March which led to her arrest. If she follows through, her record will be expunged.

Details of why she got into the fight in the first place were not in the Savannah Now story.

- Auto Tune gets mocked but there’s always a presumption it’s NOT used on talent shows like “American Idol.” In the United Kingdom, Simon Cowell’s show “X Factor,” which is coming to Fox in the fall of 2011, former producers have said Auto Tune has been used to make some singers better and others worse. Cowell said it has now been banned. There has been no direct accusations on “Idol” that I know of (though it seems they were lip synching the group sings this past season.)

- Kris Allen, who was in town to open for Maroon 5 on Saturday, will be returning October 26 to open for Lifehouse at the Tabernacle. I’m planning to catch him then.

7 comments Add your comment

Sam-A

August 24th, 2010
4:16 pm

Making someone sound better is bad enough, but making someone sound worse, if they are actually a decent singer, sux!

Would hate to think the show we all love would stoop to either extreme.

Highlander

August 24th, 2010
4:17 pm

A NONtasia thread! Thank you, thank you, thank you, RH!!

Highlander

August 24th, 2010
4:24 pm

With Off-Key Lee, there’s NO WAY Idol was using Auto-Tune last season!

But I’m betting they’ll use it during his CD recording!!

Harriett

August 24th, 2010
4:44 pm

LoL at Highlander! True!

Bye for now, friends.

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Harm

August 24th, 2010
10:31 pm

I decided to remain in the BUNKER all day yesterday!!! I’m hoping to stay out awile!!! I enjoyed the company of my fellow blogsters and that bunker is top notch, but I was getting a little claustrophopic!!!

Auto Tone would be cheating!!!

Panama City Beach is still oil free!!! (My public service announcement).

Rodney Ho

August 24th, 2010
10:54 pm

I’m looking at Destin for a week-long vacation in late September Harm! Anyway, new blog entry… and only a brief mention of Fantasia (it’s mostly about Paula)