American Idol Day 1 Should Be the Last

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Just as expected the season premiere of American Idol sucked.  Unfortunately, this episode was all about the divas and less about those trying out for the show.  What made this show worse were the profiles of those people who were rejected by the judges.  Why waste time on these people when they don’t make it anyway?  I guess they have to fill 2 hours somehow.

This is the whole problem with the show:  Why can’t we have just one hour shows and use the other hour for some other show?  It’s apparent that FOX expected the downward plunge of the ratings and down by almost 20% they declined.  Maybe this is a sign that this may be the last season of the show and won’t live to see unlucky season 13.

Sad that this show has become the “Battle of Fake Boob Divas”.  I really thought that this show was much much than that.  I will unfortunately continue to watch to see if things get better, but my hopes aren’t very high given the preview for episode #2.  I will write more on this as the episodes continue on.  Right now, there were no stand out performers that should or could make it to the finals.

My score:  5.

Summary:

This show is now for die-hard fans only.  It won’t make anybody who never watched before tune in now.  This is just more of the same as previous years, but with more fighting.

 

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X Factor and Idol – One Winner and One Big Loser

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Last week’s X Factor started off much stronger than last year’s premiere.  After Rachel Crow’s strong showing at the start of last year, I quickly got bored with the show and actually fell asleep while watching the show.  I blame boring judges and boring acts that made this happen.  After Rachel was dismissed from the show, I completely lost interest in the show.

What a difference a year makes!  Welcome to the Britney and Demi show!  This was all about them and did it ever show!  Between Britney being creeped out not once but twice, I really felt sorry for her.  For Demi, the story was much different.  With Jillian Jensen’s strongly emotional performance (if you didn’t cry, you are NOT HUMAN!), Demi’s showing of her love for her onstage continued a very emotional scene which showed both of their strengths.  Who knew that a Disney girl could get that emotional?  Big Surprise there!

The downside of this show was that Simon acted like a giddy little girl as opposed to his ever hating self and poor L.A. Reid hardly even got any airtime whatsoever.  This show was truly about the girls and it showed.  Maybe the guys will get their chance this week or maybe not.  Only time can tell.  So far, this show is off to a very strong start despite losing in the ratings to “The Voice”.

Speaking of singing competitions, American Idol has finalized their lame judges crew for the new season.  Only Randy Jackson has survived once again for its 12th year.  Joining him this year is over-the-top diva Mariah Carey, Mr. Nicole Kidman (Keith Urban), and fake boobed, fake hair, fake voice of Nicki Minaj.  All I can say is “Seriously, Are you kidding me?”  I think Idol has finally ran out of people and digging to the bottom of the pit.  From one survey I read, 96% of people were not happy with this crew.  Even U.S. Congress gets a better approval rating than this!  I really think Idol is in BIG TROUBLE for next season and should rethink their judges before the series begins next year.  I would recommend it.  Until then, we have plenty of other singing contests out there.