OK, it’s time to talk American Idol. First I must comment on the judge change. I LOVE it. I really loved Simon and thought I would hate it without him but I have been pleasantly surprised. The show, is quite enjoyable to watch. I love that Jennifer and Steven LOVE music and sometimes it’s fun just to watch them watch the contestants. My only quibble is with Steven and making comments about the young girls but it seems the producers have nixed those moments from the show.
As for lowering the age to 15, I’m torn. These kids have some amazing talent but seeing the younger ones when they are being rejected, I’m just not sure they are old enough to separate rejection of that particular song from rejection of themselves. Maybe I’m crazy but I wonder.
As for the talent…this year is AMAZING. I particularly enjoyed Hollywood Round 3. Here are some of my favorites:
John Wayne Schulz. I love him. So much love him. Like, he might be one of my favorites.
Jac0b Lusk. He’s not one of my overall favorites but this performance was amazing.
Casey Abrams. Another overall favorite. He’s genuine and so talented he leaves me in awe.
Robbie Rosen. That falsetto was so pretty
Lauren Alaina. She’s so much fun.
Ashton Jones. I was in tears after this. I can’t explain but it’s like she puts her soul out there.
Kendra Chantelle. She came out of nowhere but I really like her.
OK, did I just list everyone that sang?? Wow, it’s gonna be an amazing season. Who are your favorites so far?