Monday, May 24, 2010
ADIOS AMERICAN IDOL--or fire all the old judges
We knew it was near the end when they hired Kara DioGuardi as a fourth judge. It's not that she doesn't have the musical knowledge, it's just that it totally changed the balance and timing of the show. Then the producers were foolish, and didn't give Paula the money she wanted. That was the death knell. Along comes Ellen, someone I like a lot and watch every day. BUT "Idol" is not the right venue for her gifts. "Idol" has been destroyed. Adam Lambert is probably the last real star they will ever create, and create is the wrong word. The talent is his. They just gave him a platform. THE ONLY THING IDOL CAN DO IS FIRE ALL FOUR JUDGES AND COME UP WITH NEW, HOT ONES, and even then, it will be touch and go. This year's contestants are all forgettable, with the exception of Crystal, who should be quite successful.