Friday, March 26, 2010

What's happening to American Idol?

I've been hit or miss with American Idol through the years.  I had a year or two where I was an avid watcher, and this year I fell under this spell again.  I love Ellen, she is great and I love her show.  But I don't know if I love her on this show.  She is funny, and brings a lot of laughter - but I feel like the judges are all over the place with what they are saying to the contestants.  The ratings for that show have taken a huge drop.  I keep hearing it's all because the contestants are bad... but in the past, there have always been contestants people don't like, and some they do. 
Didi Benami and Aaron Kelly are probably my top two favorites. Lee Dewyze and Crystal Bowersox are definitely up there too.  Michael Lynche reminds me a little of Idol-flop Ruben Studdard and Andrew Garcia can't quite get back into his groove after singing Paula's song 'Straight Up'.  Siobhan Magnus annoys me a little (although I think her glasses are cute on her) - I feel like her screaming has attracted so many people, but I don't get it.  Poor Tim Urban, he just can't quite reach anything beyond hotel casino karaoke. 
Didi Benami left a sour taste on the judges this week, but I thought she was great.  I really like her tone.  I think she kind of looks like Taylor Swift. :) (pic) 
Photo courtesy of americanidol.com
I love Aaron Kelly.  I think he is adorable and has a similar tone to the main singer in Rascal Flatts.  Every week he has been pretty consistant.

Is anyone else watching the show?  What do you think?

Happy Friday!!

11 comments:

Kelsey @ Seattle Smith's said...

I am watching and hooked of course!! I really like Lee, Crystal, and Aaron!!!

SPLENDEROSA said...

Hi Tracy-Girl, just found you over at Bottom of the Ironing Basket, Simone's brilliant blog. Well,
1st your absolutely beautiful & adorable. On American Idol, I don't like Ellen at all on this show; it's apparent she has no music training & what she says is total nonsense. I don't even think a 4th judge is necessary. I think the contestants are about normal for this far into the show. Crystal, Aaron, Lee, Casey & Siobhan seem better then the rest.
I don't think Didi has a prayer, or Andrew. I'm like you...a bit bored by it all this year. Could it be Ellen? Could it be that Simon is leaving? Big hug from Texas, Marsha

Jessica said...

I've been watching pretty consistently also - however, that might change since DWTS is back! I was getting pretty annoyed with Paula, and then when Ellen was gonna be on I was kinda tuned back into it. But I have to agree with you about Didi, she's one of my favorites next to Aaron Kelly. I don't know what's up with Andrew Garcia either! That Paula song was great, but everything else he's done since then has just been eh. Hopefully he takes a turn for the better this week.

Jen said...

I agree; it is definitely lacking this season! I like Didi and Aaron as well but also love Lee. I don't understand the hype of Michael!

Scrappy Girl said...

I am just going to pretend you did not say that about my velvet teddy bear...lol.

Our satellite has been out so I missed a couple AI shows...didn't really bother me...it has yet to catch my attention this season.

I miss David Cook.

Ashley said...

DiDi is my absolute favorite this season too! I think her tone is so unique and I think she does a really good job each week...even though the judges just don't really like her. lol I think the show hasn't been as good this season but I can't put my finger on what it is yet that is making it less than what it used to be.

~ Kelly Ann ♥ said...

I totally agree w/ you about the judges--

*D* said...

i love aaron kelly! he sounded great this week, even with fighting laryngitis. but i agree, there's something off about this seasons show. i'm afraid it won't last much longer once simon leaves.

Life Abroad said...

I feel the same way about Idol this season. It's been kind of disappointing. Is this the best talent they could find?! I really liked Didi last week, even though the judges didn't. Crystal is good too, but other than them, there aren't any really amaaazing singers like there have been in the past!

French lover said...

I stopped watching... but then again, it's kind of hard to watch American Idol from France !

OceanDreams said...

I think this past week got a bad rap, but they are going to have a few bad weeks! My favorites are Casey and Didi. Can't wait to see what happens and the new songs this week!