American Idol Finale Underwhelms, Much Like This Season


Leave it to the judges to save the show on the American Idol finale as Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler along with his band Aerosmith to make the show somewhat watchable.

It was obvious after Tuesday's show that Phillip Phillips was going to be the next American Idol. Maybe if Jessica Sanchez was able to perform with Jennifer Holliday on Tuesday's show, she would have made it more interesting.

Chaka Khan dazzled with her very skinny self and Neil Diamond showed that he can still dress sharp and bring his own style to the show.

There was a tribute to Robin Gibb that was somewhat off key.  A tribute for Donna Summer that was to feature Sheila E. never made it to live air.  Guess there just wasn't time after an on air proposal from former Idol castoff's Ace and a girl with a nice backside.

The finale underwhelmed like it did for most of the season.  We were not talking about the performances, aside from Jessica Sanchez being "saved" weeks ago.  Nope.  We focused on Jennifer Lopez's dresses and some overobsessed on her make up.  We looked for what Steven would say.

We never had that shining moment.  We had a moment when Sanchez did "I Will Always Love You" by Whitney Houston earlier in the season.  To show how much this season lacked, they had Sanchez sing the song again last night.

The American Idol Finale used to pull in Super Bowl numbers with special guests and a few surprises.  There were no surprises.  Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler made it bearable last night but not "must see" at all.

So, expect Jennifer to get her $25 million plus.  Expect Tyler to pull in $12 million and to see them next year.  The thing is, unless the talent improves, something has to change on Idol.

Somewhere, Simon Cowell is scheming.  If the judges of American Idol are stealing the show, his judges will do more than that.  With Britney Spears signed on and up and comer Demi Lovato there as well, it makes "must see tv" for X Factor.

The reason?  The talent pool on X Factor was much better than Idol's this year.  Simon knew his show needed improvements and fast.  Hiring Spears and Lavato gets them age groups that Idol no longer has.

Idol had to remind us about Kris Evans and Taylor Hicks last night.  They even took credit for Adam Lambert (Not an Idol winner) hitting number 1 knocking off Carrie Underwood, who was an Idol winner.

The Voice isn't dominating yet although the talent pool on that show was better than Idol this season.  Simon Cowell knows Idol dropped the ball and he intends to pick it up and not give it back.

What did you think of the Idol Finale last night?-DocFB