How do I put this gently? American Idol sucks ass. It has for years and it continues to get worse. Last year, even with Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey on the panel, the show was boring, uncomfortable and deserved to be canceled. Fox hoped that by bringing back Jennifer Lopez for this season, they can pick up in the ratings again, but seriously, people – just let this shit die already. Oh yeah, Harry Connick Jr.‘s on it, too.
Well, the troll that guards the Idol bridge, Ryan Seacrest, really wants you to give the show another shot to, I dunno, be good?
From The Hollywood Reporter:
“I will say this to those who have watched the show throughout the years and maybe they didn’t watch last year. I ask them to come back and give it another shot this year,” Seacrest told The Hollywood Reporter Friday on the red carpet at the Z100 Jingle Ball 2013 concert at Madison Square Garden. “The judges are so fun, and they are having such a good time and they get along with each other so well that I think you will see your old American Idol back on the air.”
Well… no, I don’t think so. Even X Factor is shit. I think people are just tired of seeing the same old crap on TV all the time. It’s a fixed “competition” wherein the producers decide pretty early on who they want to win. They give the public the illusion of “voting” for their favourites, but we all know if an unpopular contestant – one that they deem unworthy – came out on top, those votes would be fixed. They prey on people with sob stories and it’s all just a mess. Idol has been on for like, 10 years now. It’s done. Say goodbye. Bow out with some small amount of grace.
That being said, I’ll be watching in January… but not because I enjoy it, because I have to live blog it for another job. It’s the bane of my existence.
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I know we should really be over this whole thing. American Idol, which wore out its welcome on our TV screens back when Paula Abdul left the show, should be canceled. We should all be living in peace to try and overcome our nightmares of Randy Jackson calling everyone “dawg”, but alas… we’re back with another season, and a new-ish judges panel that will really… underwhelm you.
We already knew Jennifer Lopez was back to cash an easy check (though she swears it’s not for the money, LOL) and that Harry Connick Jr. was joining her. But had we seen them all together? Where’s poor Keith Urban? Well, seek no further: they’ve posed for their first photo together.
Okay, this has to be said: How fucking terrible does this panel look? What a bizarre combination of humans! It’s not that I particularly care about either of them on their own, but putting them together seems so wrong and I honestly cannot see how this is going to work. Then again, maybe producers did it on purpose to finally tank this terrible show once and for all.
What do you think? Will you be watching American Idol this January?
Harry Connick, Jr. has appeared on American Idol here and there as a “mentor” and performer, but now he’s going to be a judge, joining Jennifer Lopez and Keith Urban. I think he’ll be great because I remember in those episodes when the happy Idol kids would have to see Connick and sing for him and he would be really blunt and unimpressed and would dash dreams if necessary. So I’m down for more of that. This means that Dr. Luke will NOT be joining the show. A deal could not be reached. The Hollywood Reporter was first to pick up the story. Here’s a bit of AI lunacy from THR:
Earlier this week, THR reported that Connick was a contender for the gig as Fox was reluctant to bring another woman on board after last season’s friction between Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj, which did not play well with the show’s key older female demographic. While the network had hoped to bring an industry professional into the mix, time is of the essence. Had the show not signed a third judge soon, production could have faced a delay.
Wow, way to go, Fox. You’d rather delay your show than hire another woman.
Anyway I think HC Jr. will be great. I won’t be watching though, because I haven’t watched American Idol since that awful country music singing kid won and Steven Tyler was a host and the whole thing was just a big mess.
Is Harry Connick, Jr. giving anyone else MAJOR Jeff Goldblum vibes?