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Changes improve 'American Idol' live, but few are paying attention

Changes improve 'American Idol' live, but few are paying attention

About halfway into the "American Idol" concert at the Orpheum Theatre on Thursday, finalist Jax grabbed a young girl from the audience while singing Steven Tyler's "Love Is Your Name." It was a nod to the moment Jax shared with the rock icon and former "Idol" judge during the show's season finale a few months ago. Unfortunately, the tween froze in the spotlight, and nothing Jax did — putting her arm around her, whispering in her ear, dancing and spinning her around — could save the moment. SIGN UP for the free Indie Focus movies newsletter >> That awkwardness encapsulates where "American Idol,"...

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