I was too done with American Idol last season after it’s lackluster performance. I was ready to give up on it and set my sites on another singing competition on the boob tube—that is until it was announced that two new judges would be added to the fold—actress, dancer, and singer Jennifer Lopez and Aerosmith rock star Steven Tyler.
I love me some J-Lo and Steven, so these new additions was all that was needed for AI to get back into my good graces.
The 10th season of Idol begins on Wed., 1/19 at 8/7 CST with the prerequisite auditions that take place in various cities across the U.S. Many would say that the audition process is the best part of Idol. Wannabe singers give it their all in order to get their golden ticket—some sound like they are ready for stage and others, well—they sound like womp womp womp.
Randy, Jennifer, and Steven (along with a few guest judges along the way) will be picking the standouts of the auditions who will be sent to Hollywood. I hear the women are the ones to beat this year.
I hope that American Idol returns to its glory of finding unknown talents and making them stars, without all the political drama that goes along with it. Please remove the hokey vignettes, broad product placement, and overdone scripting, and get back to basics. If you do, you may return to being one of the greatest reality competitions on television.
This is your last chance, Idol. Make it count!
Will you be watching American Idol?