fix broken "Idol"
producers. Do these people have no learning curve at all? Nine seasons
and they still haven't learned
how to finish a live broadcast on time?
contestants. There is talent among the five finalists, though none of them
is as yet an "artist"
a job. You'd think providing the contestants with an entertainer's perspective
would be the perfect role
for Ellen DeGeneres, who could be
using her comments to help these novices become polished performers.
Yet it's less clear now than it
was at the start what purpose she thinks she's serving, other than to smile
and tell them they're great.
He's being nice because (maybe) they're both gay.
But Ellen is a terrible replacement for
the lovable and goofy (some say drunk) Paula Abdul.
Her jokes are stale and she screams "Buyer's
Making things worse, it's Ellen's show next year - can you say "Goodbye
Seafoamt. For some of us, just hearing Ryan Seacrest insert that dramatic
pause in his introductory
"this is American Idol" is enough
to set our teeth on edge. But even those who like him must realize he's
running amok. .
Here's another suggestion: get mentors that aren't creaky old
It hasn't been as bad this year, but they've had mentors like
Dionne Warwick, who had some hits forty years ago.
Worse, all the kids are forced to lie, "Dionne
Warwick is why I became a singer," which totally blows.
How can you be a hit show ehen you're catering to the 60-and-older
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