This is the first season that I've really watched every episode of American Idol all the way through. In years past, I would just watch segments on YouTube. It saved a lot of time. I didn't have to watch the commercials, or listen to any of the judges' comments.
But this year, we switched cable companies and now that we can actually get FOX (yeah, we're rural) I thought it would be fun to see how Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez did as judges. After watching the first episode of tryouts this season, I was hooked. It's a little like watching a train wreck. No matter how awful it is, you just can't look away. Why, oh why, do they let some of those people even get in the same room as the judges? Thank goodness for fast forward. (And does anyone else think Steven Tyler looks a little like a capuchin?)
Now it's down to the final 24 and everyone has had a chance to sing for America and we'll find out who made it to the final 12 tonight. And I just want to say . . .
THE PRODUCERS ARE IDIOTS FOR LETTING CHRIS MEDINA AND COLTON DIXON GO!
My personal picks for the top 12 are (in no particular order):
Post-Results Show Update
Hey, I picked 11 of the top 13. (It's supposed to be top 12, but the judges picked 3 wild cards instead of 2.) Robbie Rosen didn't make it. Ashthon Jones and Stefano Langone were wild card picks.
And just to compare, this is Steven Tyler.
And this is a capuchin monkey.