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AMERICAN IDOL is Back Tonight

January 15, 2008 by  


Maybe I just haven’t been watching too much Fox, or perhaps it’s because I watch everything on my TiVo and fast forward through commercials, but it seems to me there hasn’t been much hoopla about tonight’s season premiere of AMERICAN IDOL. In light of the strike, I would have thought that Fox would be overwhelming our senses with all things IDOL. Have they and I just missed it?

Anyway, the biggest show on TV returns tonight, but business isn’t exactly as usual. In light of a dip in viewers last season, and perhaps the joke some of the contestants have become as of late, IDOL decided to make a few changes this year to breathe some much needed energy into the show. Among those changes will be the contestants being allowed to play instruments, and a refocus on the contestants and less on the celebrity mentors that come in during the later rounds of competition.

I like AMERICAN IDOL and will absolutely be watching this season, that being said, I’m not usually a fan of the first batch of episodes when they exploit the really bad singers. I don’t mind it much when the contestants are there to exploit themselves, but when the contestants don’t know that they’re that bad, it just becomes sad.

Because I’m traveling and have to watch IDOL on my Slingbox, I’m not going to be able to live blog as I often do, but I’ll be sure to pipe in tomorrow with my thoughts on some of the highlights (but probably more the low lights).

But I will be watching, and I’ll be joining in on the chat with my friend Joel at TV with MeeVee who is going to be live blogging tonight and tomorrow’s episodes of AMERICAN IDOL, so set a reminder to head over there at 8pm EST tonight. I’m going to be popping in over there to add my two cents and I hope to see some familiar faces (or at least screennames) in the comments.

Simon CowellJoel got to chat with Simon Cowell himself and the two talked about this season of IDOL and the fate of past contestants among other juicy gossip.

“…I asked the famously caustic judge how he feels about the nastier-than-life persona that has sprung up around him and how it has affected him, aside from making him richer – do perfectly nice people back away when he enters a room? The thought drew a belly laugh.

“You mean, do they run when they see me?” he asked, still cackling. “They’re very nice to me, genuinely. I haven’t had any uncomfortable situations in real life. Most people who want to come up and talk to me are very nice, very civil. … I hope over the years that people, a) realize that I know what I’m talking about and, secondly, that it’s actually more cruel to lie to someone or give them false expectations rather than tell them the truth.” (continue reading: “Simon Cowell Talks American Idol“)

So what are you feeling about tonight’s premiere of AMERICAN IDOL? Are you excited or are you over it?

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3 Responses to “AMERICAN IDOL is Back Tonight”

  1. AMERICAN IDOL is Back Tonight — All This Nonsense on January 15th, 2008 11:29 am

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  2. katayla on January 15th, 2008 12:20 pm

    I’ve been wondering where all the hype is, too. But I suppose I haven’t been watching much Fox.

    I think I’ll watch it. I hate the exploitation of the all the bad singers in the early eps, but I love it when we actually get to see the good singers.

  3. Liz on January 16th, 2008 2:02 am

    Simon can be pretty brutal sometimes, but I don’t think he ever says anything that people don’t already know (unless they’re totally delusional). Ask any performance artist: it’s worse when people pretend like you did a good job than when they’re honest with you. But even Simon isn’t as harsh as I would be on some people. Even he seems to get swept away with personality occasionally, giving rave reviews to performances I only thought were so-so.