After American Idol opted to have only two of the judges weigh in on each contestant last week, the outrage among fans was heard ’round the world, and it didn’t miss the ears of the production company. This week, the judging will be back to normal, with all four judges weighing in on each contestant. And there’ll be the same number of contestants this week as last — thanks to the Matt Giraud save last week — so everyone’s just going to have to act like an adult professional rather than an eager schoolchild and keep their comments in the allotted time. I’ll be interested to see how that works out for these four gigantic egos who just happen to be attached to human bodies.
Meanwhile, E! asked readers which judge they could live without. The results were not at all surprising:
Kara DioGuardi, 44.3 percent
Paula Abdul, 35.7 percent
Randy Jackson, 17.4 percent
Simon Cowell, 2.6 percent
No one likes Kara. No one was ever going to like Kara. There was nothing that anyone could have done to make us like Kara. Kara is basically just Paula with less valium in her system. They should have gotten Janice Dickinson or something (who will, for the record, be appearing on I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Outta Here! this summer).
But I am surprised that Paula is considered more dispensable than Randy. Don’t get me wrong, I like Randy Jackson, but he and Kara are definitely the most boring of the judges. I mean, I don’t care what Randy says, because he’s just going to be reasonable and relatively polite about it. He’s not going to tell me anything I didn’t already know. But Paula? You just never know what will slur out of that vodka-soaked mouth of hers. It’s always a surprise! And it’s never really a sentence! I would miss Paula way more than Randy.