Extra! Â Extra! Â Read all about it! Â My left pinky toe is going to be a judge on American Idol next season! Â Along with: a rubber band ball, Garfield the Cat, and Zachary Ty Bryan. Â Yeah well we’re pretty much at that point, aren’t we? Â After 12 seasons, we’ve seen more people come and go from the judges’ chairs than Michelle Duggar has children. Â Well itÂ feels that way, anyhow.
FOX is allegedly pitching their ideas for next season in a meeting next week, and their ideas definitely do notÂ includeÂ Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj, Keith Urban or Randy Jackson. Â Randy claims to be leaving on his own terms, and whether that’s actually true or not, who knows… but I can’t say I blame him. Â I stopped following American Idol after Jordin Sparks won, and the only reason I paid any attention to it at all that year is because my roommate Mike and I would sing along, dramatic show-tune style and drink a lot of Franzia. Â It definitely stopped being fun after that.
I also stopped trusting the judges’ opinions after Simon Cowell quit. Â A lot of those kids need a harsh dose of realism, criticism and insults! Â Well I used to think so, until he allegedly ordered Demi Lovato to lose weight forÂ The X Factor. GROSS. Â Even still, a lot of the judges have been too polite and accepting, which is why we haven’t seen a Carrie Underwood or Kelly Clarkson level of success in a long time. Â So maybe, just maybe, we could all live withoutÂ Idol? Â I mean, look at how many reality talent shows there are now. Â It’s ridiculous.
Lately, the most interesting thing aboutÂ Idol has been the ever-changing judge panel. Â That’s not what the show is supposed to be about – cat fights between “divas,” abusing the word “pitchy,” and Steven Tyler‘s creepy, mangled toes. Â Sorry, no thanks. Â I’m sure I’ll get a lot of heat for this, but if the pitch meeting with FOX goes down the tubes and the show is cancelled, there’s no love lost here. Â If you’ve forgotten about some of the juicier scandals ofÂ Idol, though, please allow us to remind you.
I’d love to see FOX do a show following the resurrection of Brian Dunkleman‘s career, though.