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First, the positive: Steven Tyler’s a horny, old man on crack & that’s always amusing to watch. I also loved how he made a comment about JLo’s legs to Randy when she walked to the audition stage to hug some chick.
Now for everything else…
Overall, the show seems very fake, even more so than the past couple years when you could tell shit wasn’t going well backstage. Simon Cowell’s witty, sarcastic personality is woven deeply into the fabric of “American Idol” and the producers who’re in denial of this fact are only gonna be disappointed. Granted, “Idol” will go on to make millions for everyone at the top, but after watching the premiere last night, I can say with confidence that the show’s best years are definitely behind it.
Also, who the fuck chose Jennifer Lopez as a judge? It’s possible the network’s making a play at bagging a ton of new Latino viewers, but come on now! J.Lo’s either too worried about the negative affects on her image or she’s too annoyingly sensitive. How can you hire an over-sensitive judge on a singing competition known for its harsh critiques?! Totally fucked up.
Regardless, I can recall myself on numerous occasions thinking of how Simon Cowell would react in certain situations. For instance, if a girl who obviously can’t sing is on her knees begging for a ticket to Hollywood, then Simon would simply take one for the team by playing the insensitive bastard card & call security to escort her ass out. There were a handful of similar occasions when people obviously sucked ass, but Jennifer Lopez was consistently the weakest link when it came to throwing people out.
As for Randy, he’s playing more of a babysitter role this year. I hope he doesn’t lose it on live TV b/c I can see frustration setting in quickly. He has obviously made the decision to ride “American Idol” to its deathbed and who can blame him w/ those fat paychecks?
I understand all this scrutiny might be a lil’ too harsh & too early in the game, but I just didn’t like what I saw last night, that’s all.