American Idol - The Worst of Seasons 1-4
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- Funnies moments from all 4 seasons
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- Fashion Faux Pas
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Top Customer Reviews
This DVD has some of the best worst performances from the first four seasons. You get William Hung, you get that guy singing "Like A Virgin", you get my personal favorite, Mary Roach. You've got to credit these people for at least having the guts to get up there and try.
Now for the part that's not so great about this set. Many of the songs have been cut, I would guess because they couldn't get the rights to them. By cutting out the songs, you don't really get to see why they are being so harshly judged. So the judges come off as being rude for no real reason.
Aside from that, this DVD is great fun. But again how many of us would have the guts to get up there ourselves??
This DVD has everything you could want as far as that goes. You get the full auditions or arguments of such people as Tamika (It's TA-MEE-KA! TA-*MEE*-KA!) Bush, Adam and Dirk, William Hung and more. Oh yes, there's William Hung. You'll get his entire audition, never shown before as well as full-on performance with accompanying music and girl dancers. You'll also get crazy medlies of Christmas songs, America the Beautiful, fashion faux pas and more.
A lot of the content is presented in an approximately hour long highlight reel, with some commentary by Paula Abdul. But the really "good" stuff, as described above, is in separate Special Features.
The main problem with this DVD is that the "Worst of American Idol" seems to be packaged with the worst of DVD problems. There is no scene selection on the highlights reel, so you're stuck trying to find your spot. There are no close-captions or subtitles either. I mean --- I can't say I entirely blame them, a lot of this stuff really is indecipherable, but even trying could have helped. There are some bad audio problems on a couple of the earlier segments also. The worst thing is that every time you pop in the DVD, you have to sit through three copyright / logo displays, followed by an intro that's about a minute long from Paula. I couldn't get this to either skip or fast forward.
P.S. --- I don't know why so many people are saying that you just get some padded show or whatever. Yes, there *is* a clips show with this, but there's a whole bunch of special feature segments with unedited and complete auditions and/or arguments.
So overall --- I like this DVD, but I really have to mark down because of the described problems, which don't have *anything* to do with the content.
High and low notes of `Idol'
New DVD set explores popular show's first four seasons
By Curt Fields
Fans of TV's insanely popular "American Idol" fall into one of two camps. They watch because they enjoy rooting for the occasional discovery of genuinely talented performers, or they enjoy the train wreck of seeing people who have no business being near a microphone destroying a song and acting amazed when they're told they stink.
Whatever your motivation for watching, Tuesday's upcoming DVD releases should tide you over until the show returns in January as "The Best of American Idol: Seasons 1-4" ($19.98), "The Worst of American Idol: Seasons 1-4" ($19.98) and, combining the two and tossing in a bonus disc, "The Best & Worst of American Idol: Seasons 1-4" ($34.98) hit the market.
"The Best Of" disc contains some of the show's more memorable moments, including Fantasia Barrino's "Summertime," Kelly Clarkson's "Respect" and Bo Bice's a cappella "In a Dream." It focuses primarily on the top two finalists from each season, so there's lots of Clarkson (the most successful post-"Idol" performer so far), Justin Guarini, Ruben Studdard, Clay Aiken, Fantasia (she's dropped the Barrino since winning in Season 3), Diana DeGarmo, Bice and Carrie Underwood.
A few other contestants are represented. Season 1's Tamyra Gray sings "Feel the Fire" and reminds you what a joke it was that Guarini made it to the final two that year.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It was a sad DVD. I really don't like watching people being made fun of. I give them credit for just getting up on stage. I wouldn't buy it againPublished 13 months ago by just my opinion
How can you not laugh when presented with the sometimes totally unrealistic talents? It's just too much!Published on May 14, 2010 by Kristina Suder
Great Seller - This is one of my favorite DVD's - Too, Too Cool!Published on January 3, 2007 by Mario S. Marino
This DVD did not show the worst of the seasons and I was very disappointed that they didn't show the best of the worst.Published on December 20, 2006 by cslaughter1
I placed this item on my wish list because I figured it would be hilarious. My boyfriend and I are avid "Idol" watchers and we were looking forward to seeing all of our favorite... Read morePublished on February 23, 2006 by BlondeNBlue1
I was so very excited when I saw this dvd was coming out! Screw the BEST of American Idol--I was definitely more interested in the WORST! Read morePublished on February 2, 2006 by D. Garbuio
If you've followed the show and seen most of the episodes then you've seen 95% of the clips on this video and will be disappointed. Read morePublished on January 13, 2006 by P. S.
People this is a lame dvd. Sure some of the favorite moments are there but where are the performances? Mary Roach without her singing?!? Just not as funny. Read morePublished on January 13, 2006 by Caplock2la