American Idol used to be my favorite singing competition show. Therefore, it’s so disappointing to watch this year…which is such a shame. It is just bad timing and AI plain sucks! The semi-finalist Candace Glover, Angie Miller and Kree Harrison are actually great singers, but it’s just not enough.
Originally it was good to see “girl power” this year, with the ladies booting out all the guys early. But actually, it is lacking a bit of male energy and they are just too similar in sound leaving the show flat. All chicks and no dudes is not a good mix.
Last season the loss of Paula Abdul and Simon Cowell was a huge blow. But Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler somehow managed to keep it alive and exciting. They had great feedback, which is lacking with the addition of Mariah Carey, Keith Urban and Bitchy Minaj. Is it just me, or do they just repeat themselves…time after time. The producers need to hire JLo as a judge consultant…seriously.
It will be interesting to see just how badly they get beat by The Voice tonight. NBC Programming made a smart move, adding an extra day to compete head-to-head with Idol. I doubt even the holder of a million jobs, Ryan Seacrest can help. Is he Jamaican?
Tonight Jimmy Iovine selected the first songs for the contestants. While he has been a good addition and usually is pretty spot on….even his song choices sucked.
The home visit for the remaining three was good to see but unfortunately that was the best part of the show. Of course that is bad news since this is a singing competition.
If they do not get JLo back…they may as well pack their bags. We know Simon Cowell is secretly smiling inside and rearing to get back with The X Factor. This ship is clearly sinking which is sad to see. It is far better to end on top….than at the bottom. Have you seen their ratings lately? Wow…even The Big Bang Theory is kicking their butt!
If Candace Glover does not win….I will know this is the end of an era. She is clearly the best of the three left, but who knows if she will get the votes. Let’s just hope the 50 votes per person helps push her to the top.
What do you think? Is Idol a hit or miss this year? Will you watch next year if they continue down this path? Did Nicki Minaj cause the end of the best shows on Fox? Take the poll below and chime in.
On another note, did Nicki break into tears tonight? Maybe it was because she was shocked by electricity…or was that a new weave?