I just can’t seem to find my American Idol mojo this year. I still love J-Lo, and still think Steven Tyler is whacked and unpredictable and still cannot stand Randy J – well that isn’t entirely true, I can stand him now, the key word is “can” – but I chose not to.
Last night’s performance show was lacking of good performances. Whenever the judges lauded over a performance, for example, Elise, I was often thinking, huh? Although we did agree that Heejun should be HeGONE. I can’t stand Deandre Brackensack. When I was watching him last night I kept thinking two things. The hair has to got to go and the word Deandre looks a lot like the French word for Turkey – dinde.
There is a lot of disagreement and discourse on American Idol this year. Every Time a judge says a performance isn’t perfect and they don’t canonize the singer, which is most of the time, the audience boos and hisses. The coddling of the contestants by the audience seems to be increasing with every season. Last year the heckling audience seemed to bother J-Lo, Steve T and RJ a lot more, but this year they are doing a much better job at ignoring them. They keep on talking right over the bad judgment and Face Book enabling of incompetency of the audience.
So far, it seems like the women have a bit of an advantage over the men in talent, but this doesn’t necessarily translate to staying power, as the voters have their own agenda.
Despite this it is difficult to not get excited at the end of the results show when the editing and music hype it all up and you just cannot wait to find out whose dreams have been suddenly crushed.
Sunday, December 4, 2016, Watertown, NY