Seriously? OMG! WTF? » They are f*cking up American Idol even more
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[ # ] They are f*cking up American Idol even more
November 17th, 2010 under American Idol 9+, Eating Contests

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First it was bad when American Idol let Paula Abdul leave the show, then it got even worse when they let Simon Cowell go too and then it got even more worse when they announced their replacements would be J-Lo and Steven Tyler. After they announced them as the new judges with the old Dog it seemed like things were on the up and up because they said were going back to the three judge format.
Well guess what, Nigel Lythgoe made my life so much easier today because he let TV Guide in on even more changes and I think they are so bad I now have my reason to stop watching the show.
Here is a list of changes that Mr Capped Teeth told TVG:

– The finalists will face new challenges, including contests to make the best music video, to promote themselves, and to work with a band and dancers for an awards show-style performance.

– The producers have also eliminated the round that shrinks the contestants from a group of 24 to 12, instead opting to just go straight to the top 12. “I didn’t think [the top 24] were very good, I was bored with them by the time they got there,” Lythgoe says of previous seasons. It’s unclear if this means the judges will choose the top 12 and what will replace the episodes that usually cover the early voting rounds. Both Fox and the producers declined to elaborate.

– As previously announced, theme weeks will focus on decades rather than a particular artist.

He went on to say that the show is focusing more on creating an artist than a winner. What and ever, it is a TV show and we really don’t give a sh!t what happens to the winner after the finale.
Could you imagine Clay Aiken or Chris Daughtry trying to do those awards show-style performances? Not everyone can do them and doesn’t mean they can’t be the American Idol.
Yes I hate the 24 too, but you know what it let’s us get to know the singers more before they reach that critical Top 12. You know you can’t judge the singers from just their auditions. Like TVG I want to know what they are going to do to replace those three to four weeks of broadcast. I also don’t like the decade theme weeks because if we do a new decade every week will be going back to the early 20th century before even Nigel was born. At least I think it was before he was born.
I seriously don’t understand why they are making all of these changes to show that was doing perfectly well without them. You would have thought after this summer’s disastrous ratings and feedback for SYTYCD because of all of the changes that Nigel implemented for the show, that someone would have taught him the expression, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Seriously Nigel how many shows does your ego have to f*ck up before you realize change isn’t always a good thing???


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