Wednesday, January 19, 2011

American Idol 2011 - Episode 1

Don't let Simon up there fool you.  I owe Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler an apology.  For the last few months, I've been whining and moaning about American Idol's decision to make them judges.  Tonight, I take it back. 

I could do without Steven Tyler screeching every five minutes, but it's still better than listening to Kara DeLaGuardiaAirport's annoying repetitive comments.  There is another not so minor problem with Steven Tyler being on the judge's panel other than the screeching.  I watched the first ten minutes of the show on my 13-inch television upstairs while exercising.  When I moved downstairs to my 42-inch television, Steven's 62 years and weird nose were there to behold in high definition. Dude does not look like a lady.

Jennifer Lopez wasn't obnoxious, as expected, and made a lovely and sympathetic judge.  Randy is still goofy and there were times when he would try to make fun of a contestant and would look to his right for some Simon-ish reinforcement, but got none from Steve-O or J-Lo.  A week ago, I would have never thought I'd say this, but Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez were too classy to act like jerks with Randy.  At least, that's how the show was edited.

I didn't think I would enjoy American Idol without Simon and now, I'm confused.  Does getting rid of Kara and going back to three judges make up for the loss of Simon? I guess it far, anyway.


Lorna said...

I am still an American Idol virgin but I think I will find it easier with the Tyler/Lopez combo.

Anonymous said...

I am with you Laurie...I wanted to call you last night but of course you know me I recorded and watched it late last night. Last time I did that I think I woke you up. HAHA I was in shock and much to my surprise I enjoyed the new additions. Although, for the first auditions I think there wasn't much talent. I hope tonight's talent is much better. Love and miss you girl!!!

Jenni Buck

Laurie said...

Lorna, it's an interesting combo.

Jenni, I miss you, too!