Hello everyone, and welcome to another year of American Idol. This year boasts a few changes, as I mentioned before, and with the ups and downs of last season, let’s see if they can make this a year to remember. Tonight starts the auditions, and they start the trek in the city of Phoenix, AZ.
I have to say, it’s a good thing that this is a two hour episode, because right off the bat, they waste all of the A Block on the fluff we have all gotten to know very well. However, as I mentioned before, this year, they introduce Kara DioGuardi. Why is she on the show? She is a professional writer for some major talent, and I guess they think that she will bring new life to the show. I personally don’t see it happening, but I am only one person.
Arizona had some ups and downs. There were some good singers and there were some very bad singers. All in all, I didn’t agree with all the people they put through, nor was I that impressed with Kara. Except for when the bikini girl insulted her, she didn’t really show much of her own personality.
I did have one question going into the show, and they answered it, rather lamely. With three judges, they could never have a split decision. However, with the four, what would they do if it is split? Apparently, all they really need is two judges to say yes. I think that’s kind of lame. I think a better answer would have been to either, give them a second change with a second song, maybe give everyone the same song, and let them all sing it out at the end of the day. Sort of in the same vein as So You Think You Can Dance. The other option is involve Ryan. He always thinks he knows better than some of the judges. Drag him in for the tiebreaker and let him decide their fates.
This season is turning out to be a very interesting one. I think I will get a major kick this year. With that, I will wish you all the best, and We’ll see you tomorrow in Kansas City.
The Reverend Statik