I'll tell you one thing, it seems they are going to have their pick of celebs and recording artists who saw what Idol did for Lopez and Tyler.
I just wish they would not go that way again.
The biggest problem being that again, the judges end up feeling disposable. Like they are using the show.
Not like they are their for the prupose of creating a legitimate show that is worth watching.
There was far more drama on the panel when Simon was around because he was always trying to get on Paula's nerves.
I think the judges' drama was at its worst when Kara was around in seasons 8 and 9. She has a very harsh personality, and it didn't seem to blend well with the panel.
I think the show has always been biased. Right from the beginning, the judges have always had people they favored. The issue in the last two seasons is that the judges have been uneven in their praise. They are over the top with some contestants (Joshua this season, Scotty last season for example) while making others really have to work for it (Hollie this season). They also would critique certain people for things one week, yet praise them for that very thing the next week (Phillip with his changing of melodies).
A judging panel that could at least be consistent would be nice lol.
I think Harry Connick Jr. would be a good judge. I thought he was great with the contestants the year he mentored them. I think someone mentioned Pink and I think she would be a great judge also. Shania would be good too but isn't she doing some Vegas shows so I don't know if she would be able to do it anyway. I really don't think I would like Adam Lambert of Mariah as a judge but obviously I would still watch the show if they were the judges. Well if Idol wants ratings then maybe they should get Carrie to be a judge. lol I doubt she would have time since she is going to be touring.
More rumors are out!
According to E! News, Adam Lambert, Miley Cyrus, and Mariah Carey are at the top of the list. I actually wouldn't mind this. They NEED someone to go up against Demi Lovato on X-Factor to bring in the young demographic, and Miley could do that. Having Adam really won't bring in any new viewers who aren't already watching the show, and I think Mariah is perfect for the panel. lol
More ‘American Idol’ Judge Rumors: Adam Lambert, Miley Cyrus, Mariah Carey Top of the List; Steven Tyler Pressured to Quit (UPDATE) | Jason the Gleek
I'm a huge Miley fan, so yea, haha. I think people would be surprised. I think she would be great.
I could care less who ends up replacing them I don't really watch it anymore unless somebody I like performs on the results show ( Carrie) or some other singer but whoever it is good luck to them...
Honeslty I think they should get people that arent that famous, like some music executive or someone that had a career in music a long time ago. That's what helped Idol at first, no one really knew, maybe just a few people, who Simon, Randy and Paula were. And Ryan wasnt famous either. So the focus was in the contestants. The moment the show became the "judges show" it went down hill.
Or maybe they should just cancel the thing and leave it like that lol.
People are speculating that Jennifer chose to leave because she didn't want Steven stealing her thunder. Don't know if it's true, but either way, it's a funny rumor.
I actually wouldn't mind Miley Cyrus as a judge. She doesn't give a shat what people think of her, so I don't think she'll be trying to walk a fine line or anything. On the other hand, she's not the best judge of pitch.
Why don't they try for some retired A&R reps?
American Idol: Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler Were Dumped Says New Report | American Idol | mjsbigblog
This is a interesting read.
If this article has any merit looks like everyone might be gone including Nigel, Kayne as a judge would be quite interesting.
Kanye would be perfect! I would actually start watching again.
The man has talent and that idgaf attitude. Perfect.