This year Paula Abdul is missing. In her place Ellen DeGeneres, a talented lady, but not enough to fill Paula’s shoes. Simon Cowell is leaving so that leaves Randy Jackson and Kara DioGuardi to carry on. To even consider “Shock Jock” Howard Stern as a replacement for Simon is enough in it’s self to order a casket for the show.
Judges aside, this year’s crop of talent seems sadly lacking. There is no one or two notable figures emerging from the thousands of auditions. There is nobody singing good enough to entice me to pay for a CD or a download. Let’s face it, American Idol is on life support.
Come Spring though, we will have another opportunity to see what Canada has to offer. Some years have been good and some not so good. At least we have some consistency left to keep the faithful coming back.
Do I sound a little disgruntled? I’m not really. Every hit show has it’s starting point, it’s peak and in the end …. well that’s where the death throws come in. Simon knows it and soon the rest will know it.
Thanks for the ride folks…..