American Idol. You either like it or hate it. I’m in the former camp. I enjoy the talent and the ‘quest’ that the show provides … but winning the popular vote isn’t an indicator of talent.
Plenty of ‘also-rans’ were super-talented and (in my eyes) more interesting than the eventual winners. I will NEVER forget how moved I was by Melinda Doolittle. Just wonderful!
And Adam Lambert was head and shoulders … etc. That’s life. I wish them well.
Those of us who watch the show have been struck by the change in the judging line-up. Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopaz joined Randy Jackson. It’s worked really well, with the pair of them bringing a positive energy to the auditions. Well, that’s what I was thinking… and it looks like TV reviewer Jon Caramanica, writing in the NY Times, agrees.
“Steven Tyler is an unalloyed genius.” Read this…