American Idol: Top 12 Boys
And so it begins. The Top 24… “Best season ever”…. “Most talented group yet!” Really? Where have I heard that before? Season 9…Season 8…even (good Lord!) Season 4 claimed the same thing. American Idol is back in full swing this week with 3 – count them – three! – nights of programming as we struggle through the Top 12 boys, Top 12 girls and the dreaded elimination show. (Find out your programming details here.). Here’s the deal – I’ll watch, so you can go do something useful with your life! Then, I’ll report back each week on highlights (I’m being optimistic here), weekly judges’ shenanigans, general contestant mayhem, and some predictions (to hopefully help you win your office pools!)
Let’s start with the judges. I guess Randy is now the resident bad guy and “serious” judge now that Senor Cowell has abandoned us. I’ve heard little so far about “pitchiness”, and the “dawgs” don’t seem to be out much.
While he seems downright harsh compared to the other judges, he’s really the only thing approaching a voice of reason this year at the experts’ table...that alone seems like a harbinger of doom to me. J.Lo is beautiful – really, I’d gladly give up a toe for her complexion or access to her extensions/wig/hairdresser, but she just doesn’t bring the crazy like Paula did!
And then there’s Steven Tyler. Gotta love that guy! Does anyone else get a creepy uncle vibe from him, or is it just me? My biggest prediction this year is that he’ll never say anything critical to a hot chick – he just doesn’t have it in him!
For the boys, let’s talk about the Good, the Bad and the Ugly – there were definitely a few of each in this opening week of viewer voting. Casey Abrams, you put a spell on me! Seriously, does anyone doubt that this guy will go the distance? I cannot fathom a universe in which he doesn’t clobber these other clowns…Continued on the next page