Friday, March 25, 2011
The New Season of American Idol
When Paula left, I wasn't sure how the show was going to work, but it hung in there pretty well. I did not, however, think it was going to survive after Simon Cowell left. You might love him, you might hate him, but we can all agree on the fact that he has been an institution of the show and to have American Idol without him ... well, I had my doubts.
I watched the first episode with some trepidation. How was I going to like the new judges? Would Idol make it through this first rough season with a new cast?
I was pleasantly surprised. I'm really enjoying this season and I think the judges are doing a great job.
Over on Facebook, though, I saw some people complaining about how the judges aren't offering any solid advice. I'm confused at this statement - I think the judges are doing an awesome job. Let's compare the old judges with the new for a moment, shall we?
Randy Jackson - Yo, man, whassup? Whatcha doin' tonight? You know, dog, I just wasn't feeling it tonight. It just wasn't there for me, you know? I mean, I gotta give you props for comin' out here, but for me, well, it just wasn't there. Dude, you know what I'm sayin'.
Paula Abdul - You know what, you look really nice tonight.
Simon Cowell - That was the slimiest piece of sludge that has ever been scraped off the bottom of someone's shoe.
Steven Tyler - Well, bring out the barnyard animals and let's have a hoe-down - that was terrific.
Jennifer Lopez - You did an amazing job of opening up your vocal chords and just letting the sound wash out. I would work on those low notes, though.
Randy Jackson - Dog, you know what, you can really do it, man. And I've been here for ten seasons, man, so dog, you know, you and me are tight, man.
So I don't know what the Facebook people are complaining about. I'm hearing really good advice from the new judges, references to barnyard animals notwithstanding. I'm very happy to say that I think my earlier prediction of the death of American Idol will not come to pass.
*All celebrity quotes were generated in the sleep-deprived imagination of the blog author and are not meant to be misconstrued as actual quotes by the celebrity in question, although you have to admit, they're pretty darned close.