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Video: talking ‘Idol,’ ‘The Voice,’ Kelly Clarkson, Andrew ‘Dice’ Clay

Here’s my weekly video with Brittany Umar of Cinestars, discussing “American Idol,” “The Voice,” Kelly Clarkson’s upcoming concert, Andrew “Dice” Clay at the Punchline Feb. 27 and a second show added to the “Portlandia” tour Feb. 27 at the Variety Playhouse:




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By Rodney Ho, Radio & TV Talk

51 comments Add your comment

Travis

February 21st, 2012
5:44 pm

This is a great interview, I really enjoy both shows too, especially The Voice. I wanted to ask you about these websites that have all this online competitions for music talent and comedy club talent, I wanted to know what’s your take, I believe there is good artists ti be discovered here, and I want to participate, considering I never passed the auditions for American Idol :) please let me know your opinion, here’s the site: http://www.makeastar.com Thanks!

Mercedes S.

February 21st, 2012
6:10 pm

RoHo, can anybody keep up with you at the old AJC?

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Thanks, Rodney.

February 21st, 2012
9:16 pm

Outstanding commentaries, again. Thanks for keeping us informed, man.

Seth T

February 21st, 2012
11:39 pm

Kelly Clarkson currently has 2 songs in the Billboard all-category Top 100 – with Mr. Know It All at #49 and What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger at #1.

Kelly’s duet – “Don’t You Wanna Stay” with Jason Aldean has over 15 million hits on You Tube, and she has both Country and Mainstream fans buying her music.

Lauren Alaina has been doing some touring with Jason Aldean – she very recently opened a show for him in the MidWest and when Jason does the “Don’t You Wanna Stay” song, Lauren fills-in with Kelly’s part and harmonies in the song. I heard a recent concert drew 23,000 attendance.

The Voice has a lot more rough & dirty word snarking between the Mentor/Coaches, fine and entertaining for me, but a little rough if you have 10 year-old kids watching, I have a Ladyfriend who doesn’t let her kids watch it. but they have to bleep Steven Tyler sometimes as well.

In my opinion, I think The Voice has fallen prey to the idea of spending too much time on back-stories on the try-outs, and have wasted entertainment time with some bad choices to televise. That is the reason the audition phases of Idol got so long and boring to many.

Since 4 Coaches will have 12 apiece on their starting teams, it could get interesting, but there is some weak talent in spots already, just as Idol sent too many kids that took 4th place in their local Karaoke contest to Hollywood. But the top 42 on Idol right now may have some strong talent included.

Nick Saban

February 22nd, 2012
12:01 am

I’m barely taller than Kelly Clarkson!

Sam-A

February 22nd, 2012
8:11 am

Mercedes: from yesterday, I absolutely loved MTM, also “That Girl” (her clothes still look fab today) and “Carol Burnett” (some of her skits, ie Mr Tudball and Mrs Wiggins were absolute classics).

Jenny: there were some great songs back in the day. “Where the Boys Are” was sung by Kimberly Locke in the final 3 of Season 2 – and it was fabulous. Leslie Gore’s songs were a bit teenage angst ridden, but she had great melodies that you could really sing along with.

Highlander

February 22nd, 2012
8:31 am

Good interview, RH! Agree that The Voice is fresher but Idol is still holding its own.

Seth T., I don’t find the comments between the judges on The Voice “rough” or “dirty” at all. They have a much more playful banter and you can tell they really get along – it’s all in fun.

Unlike, as we’ve said before, the disaster that was the interaction between the judges on X-Factor!

Highlander

February 22nd, 2012
8:34 am

Let’s see if this emoticon works…

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Highlander

February 22nd, 2012
8:36 am

Okay, it didn’t! Still looking for an emoticon for “sarcasm.”

We really need one here! …Maybe just :p

Highlander

February 22nd, 2012
8:37 am

CRAP! That didn’t work either! Back to the drawing board.

Rickster

February 22nd, 2012
8:38 am

Should we take that as a “no” Highlander? ;-)

Mercedes S.

February 22nd, 2012
9:09 am

Rodney, re your question to yourself about “oldie” music not drawing the younger Idol demographic – hasn’t it been established that Idol’s audience IS “old”?

As for Andrew Dice Clay – people gave up on him and his crude sense of humor twenty years ago…has he mellowed or have audiences caught up with his crudeness?

kelly&carriefan

February 22nd, 2012
9:43 am

Hi y’all, happy Kelly concert eve!

I can’t see the video (YT is blocked at work), so I can’t comment. That said, I agree with Highlander, the judges on The Voice are way better (even if they snark on each other) than XF. I get the feeling that it’s all in good fun. For example, last episode, when Blake was talking to/about Christina, he gave her a really nice compliment.

D, Glee last night made me cry. Call me a sap, but it was pretty relatable in some ways. Zarofsky really broke my heart last night. And as far as the cliffhanger, I had a sense of foreboding the whole episode. We’ll see how it turns out, but I felt like Ryan Murphy copied this from his first show, Popular.

As far as classic comedies, I’d have to say I love Three’s Company, Golden Girls and, showing my age, Saved By The Bell. My more recent favorites are probably Friends and Will and Grace.

kelly&carriefan

February 22nd, 2012
9:44 am

PS. Er, make that Karofsky. Not sure where the “Z” came from.

Sam-A

February 22nd, 2012
9:50 am

Deirdre: Couldn’t wait – watched “Walking Dead” last night (while eating dinner – big mistake, re leg, and you know what I mean). I jumped more than usual, and turned my head more than once. Good episode, but I’m ready for the tension to be over. Rick’s wife – shut up lady! Rick’s eyes told a real story – hope what I read in them doesn’t happen!

Anyone know when “Falling Sky” starts back?

Mercedes S.

February 22nd, 2012
10:07 am

Who is Karofsky again,kc&f? My Glee watching has been sporadic. Did record last night.

Pitchy

February 22nd, 2012
10:22 am

I’m surprised Andrew Dice Clay is still performing anywhere!

kelly&carriefan

February 22nd, 2012
10:29 am

Mercedes, Karofsky was the bully who tormented Kurt for being gay. We later learned why.

Pitchy

February 22nd, 2012
10:42 am

@k&c – must admit, I was surprised when I found out why he bullied him so much.

JTesla

February 22nd, 2012
11:46 am

Since I don’t watch Glee, only catch it in passing as the wife watches all things Glee related, I thought I’d look at the wiki to see who these characters are. Is it just me or is the whole thing extremely cliché?

WikiWiki

February 22nd, 2012
1:05 pm

gawd! lookie herr at all these weirdos!

Mercedes S.

February 22nd, 2012
2:00 pm

Thanks, kc, suspected as much. Bullies who torment gays are often gay themselves.

Rickster

February 22nd, 2012
2:02 pm

WIkiWiki… byebye

Sam-A

February 22nd, 2012
2:04 pm

I think that may have been a typo – shouldn’t it be “SikkiSikki???

kelly&carriefan

February 22nd, 2012
2:18 pm

Ha! Sam-A, reading that reminded me of Bill Compton for some reason….

kevin

February 22nd, 2012
2:18 pm

shut up……snapper heads

JTesla

February 22nd, 2012
2:19 pm

I call dibs on Chief Weirdo!

Sam-A

February 22nd, 2012
2:28 pm

K&CF: Get that phone camera ready to snap something good for us tomorrow night! I was in a store over the weekend, and heard “Beautiful Disaster” (not Kelly’s) by Jon McLaughlin, who opened for Kelly at the Cobb Center a few years ago – brought back fond memories of that great concert. He was a great opening act.

Seth T

February 22nd, 2012
3:40 pm

I always enjoy the snarking between judges on The Voice myself, it’s kinda like among the guys in the band – —

it’s when Blake tells Adam to KMA (though all in fun) that my Ladyfriend feels uncomfortable in watching it with her 10 year-old daughter. Oh well, I’m sure she’s heard that expression many times already among school mates, her mom just doesn’t want her to think it’s cool or funny to say that at her age.

Top 42 last chance to survive tonight on Idol.

Jenny

February 22nd, 2012
3:42 pm

Sam, thanks for the info! I loved “Where the Boys Are” after hearing LeAnn’s version…. will have to look for Kimberly’s version! I didn’t watch Idol season 2 either (I started halfway through season 3), but I probably would’ve loved all of the top 3 that season.

Highlander, is there something we can use for sarcasm in the list Pitchy posted? Testing to see what this one does: :mrgreen:

More old shows I loved… Carrie Bradshaw & co. (I’m guessing Pacman won’t let me post the actual title.) And Seinfeld, Gilmore Girls, Felicity… and who remembers Ally McBeal?

Rickster

February 22nd, 2012
3:50 pm

I think Rodney needs to drop a few bucks (if the AJC won’t) for a backdrop. Brittany’s sitting in front of a picturesque skyline…. Rodney looks like he’s sitting in his parent’s basement.

A pink dresser?

REALLY?

Rickster

February 22nd, 2012
3:58 pm

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhh my eyes!

Why didn’t you guys tell me that the Village People rejects were at the end??

Sam-A

February 22nd, 2012
4:07 pm

Jenny, you also need to look up some of Clay’s spectacular performances, ie “Solitaire”, “Bridge Over Troubled Water”, “Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me” – all just gorgeous performances. Shoulda won!

Mercedes S.

February 22nd, 2012
4:17 pm

Re the pink dresser – may be a holdover from Mrs. RoHo’s parents’ basement

Any news yet about Simon’s “announcement”?

JTesla

February 22nd, 2012
4:21 pm

Well with all the jet-setting Rodney does, it doesn’t surprise me that sometimes he decides to crash in his parents basement. Either that or the wife banished him down there for daring to question the cost of hair care products. I got the impression early on that I was never to do that, maybe Rodney didn’t get that memo.

Rickster

February 22nd, 2012
4:30 pm

Speaking of parents basements… Rodney’s shirt looks like it’s made out of the same fabric my parents used to recover the sleeper sofa they had down there.

Jenny

February 22nd, 2012
4:31 pm

Sam, I’ve seen Clay’s “Bridge Over Troubled Water” (and that song probably would’ve made him my favorite)… but love the other 2 songs also and will look them up! And I’ve seen Kimberly’s “Over The Rainbow”, which I liked *almost* as well as Katharine’s (but not quite.) Dang, I really did start watching the show two seasons too late.

Rickster

February 22nd, 2012
4:32 pm

I always had to sleep on that sofa whenever my uncle came down for Christmas. I hated that sofa.

Rickster

February 22nd, 2012
4:32 pm

There was that metal bar that ran across the middle of my back that made it impossible to sleep.

Rickster

February 22nd, 2012
4:33 pm

Finally just took the mattress off the frame & laid it on the floor.

Rickster

February 22nd, 2012
4:34 pm

So glad I graduated high school and went off to college.

Never had to sleep on that stupid sofa again.

Rickster

February 22nd, 2012
4:40 pm

Here’s a link to video of ST, JLo & Randy talking about the winnowing process to get down to the Top 24:

http://video.foxnews.com/v/1466443884001/idol-judges-narrow-down-the-field?intcmp=features

Sam-A

February 22nd, 2012
4:43 pm

Enjoy tonite, everyone.

kelly&carriefan

February 22nd, 2012
4:47 pm

LOL, Rickster, you sound like you’re channeling Mo a bit there….

PS. “Get off my lawn!” ;)

kelly&carriefan

February 22nd, 2012
4:49 pm

Sam-A, yes, I sure will! Jon was a great opening act. She’s got Matt Nathanson this time, he’s had a bit of sucess and is probably better known for the single Come On, Get Higher.

Rickster

February 22nd, 2012
5:08 pm

Have a great evening everyone.

Green mile tonight, right? (of course.. I said that last week too.) :-)

Rickster

February 22nd, 2012
5:10 pm

Thanks K&CF. :-)

JTesla

February 22nd, 2012
5:33 pm

So two hosts for X-Factor: yawn.

Hope there was more announcement than that.

JTesla

February 22nd, 2012
5:34 pm

Rodney needs to mess with us and do the next interview in a totally random location.