I have never hidden the fact I am an American Idol tragic. I think I have seen every season since it began and its a ritual in our house as Leakhana loves it too. There is something just so addictive about it. When it was announced Simon “bumpart” Cowell and Paula “mad as a hatful of snakes” Abdul were leaving, I thought it was the end of the show. I loved nothing more than seeing Simon bury a young hopeful with his no-nonsense and often acidic tongue whilst his co-judges watched on horrified. Plus he drives a Bugatti.He is a legend in my books. And Paula….well when she is off the meds she is ok too.
Well….I can report AI is alive and well thanks to the brilliant casting of Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez as the new judges alongside long termer Randy Jackson. Steven Tyler is a god and Aerosmith…well….what can I say ? If you are not a fan…..stop reading and piss off right now. Tyler is flamboyant,eccentric,passionate and brings a whole new vibe to the show. Last night he got up on stage and belted out a drum solo and announced three kids would be going through before adjusting his spectacles and re-reading the results and simply saying ” oops …sorry….only two of you are going through ” thereby shattering one young hopeful. HAHHHAHHAHAHA.Then there is J-Lo. Until I saw her on AI i thought she was just a fabricated pop tart with a huge arse. J-Lo is …well…..lovely ! She really knows her musical stuff ( pitch,harmony blah blah ) and she is not all soppy soppy like Paula was. She can be delightfully empathetic with one hopeful and then ” no…sorry….you suck” with the next ! I have completely re-engineered my view of J-Lo.
Possibly the weakest link now *gasp* is Randy Jackson. I have always been a huge Randy fan. His classic catchphrases like “yo yo yo lissen upppppp” and ” say whhhhhatttt ??” doesn’t sound stupid coming out if his mouth and he is a genuine music dude. He has style and charisma BUT he is now surrounded by two HUGE orbiting planets and he is no longer the force he was. I guess he is trying to see where he fits in with Tyler and J-Lo and I really hope he gets it together.
And as for Simon Cowell. He doesn’t really give a toss. He is still making $4.6billion a second and was last seen sailing around the Bahamas on a 1.2km long super-yacht named IAMTHEGOD. I sure won;t miss that horrible bloody hair and that bumpart though…….