Strange Things Goin' On With The Judges, especially Steven Tyler

Idol judges
Idol judges
All three judges are performers
All three judges are performers
Steven Tyler
Steven Tyler
Grunge
Grunge

This week’ American Idol continued to surprise me. I am having so much fun watching Jennifer Lopez and Stephen Tyler and getting to know them. They, along with Randy Jackson are an interesting mix. I have been watching Idol almost from the beginning and have lived though all the changes with the various judges and I can honestly I like this mix better than any of them in the past.

First of all, they are all three performers, which I think makes it easier for them to understand and recognize what works on stage and what doesn’t. Their comments for the most part have been quite helpful, Randy being the toughest on the contestants.

I was quite disappointed this week in the comments Steven Tyler made. They were somewhat off the wall and not very helpful. For instance, He said to one contestant that he was “...a plethora of passion” What in the heck does that mean? Then he said, to another “ "You just sung your problems into next week.” OK. I'll bite. And another time, “Pure passion. Pure music. I can’t even judge it." What do you mean you can't judge it?  I don't get it. Don’t know what was up with him this week, cause his comments, have been spot on up until this point.

Wednesday night, Tyler was up, smiling and turned on. I followed him on twitter and saw where he was tweeting on his Blackberry during the show. He looked good too...not grungy as he has in the past. He was wearing a white lace ruffled shirt and a black suit...very classy. But on Thursday, his mood was totally different...no smile...no tweets...and he hardly said a word all night. In contrast, Randy was his same serious "Dawg" self and Jennifer Lopez gave the best comments of all. They were thoughtful, helpful and right on.

The performances were good this week. However I think the boys are turning out to be better than the girls this year, especially three of the girls, whom I hate to say should go home as soon as possible. And one of them did last night. I actually have been voting and was surprised at myself for getting it right in just about all cases. I picked the bottom three: Anthon Jones, Haley Reinhart, and Karen Rodreguez. The one I liked the least was Ashton Jones and she’s the one who was voted off.

The girl that I Iike the best is Pia Toscano and I voted for her last night. She's got everything going for her. I also voted for Casey Abrams, James Durbin, Paul McDonald, Stefano Langone, and Lauren Alaina. All of the contestants are talented, but I think these are the best performers.

Looking forward to next week....


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VioletSun 5 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

I enjoyed last night's show, so glad you turned me on to American Idol with your hubs as the talent is awesome. Perhaps Steve was having a bad day or just being eccentric. LOL.


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alekhouse 5 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky Author

You're probably right. just being eccentric would definitely fit.


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS

It's irresistible to watch. I like the panel of judges, too. There are certainly some talented contestants. Sometimes as I watch these young folks from relatively "nowhere" singing like stars, I think of some of the so-called professional "stars" who perform and close various talk shows, all noise and desperation in their extremities and tastelessness, and I think how much I hope all the finalists find real starts in their chosen directions. By the time the show gets to the 24 - then the 12 - they are ALL quite superior. When you think that they may only ever have sung for friends or classmates, it is pretty incredible. I hope Casey is all well by next show. He has really shown star qualities.


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akirchner 5 years ago from Central Oregon

Definitely getting hooked again...I said I wasn't but it's hard not to! Good piece and thanks for keeping us involved!


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alekhouse 5 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky Author

Audrey, You're welcome. Looking forward to tonight. Don't forget to watch.


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alekhouse 5 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky Author

Nellieanna, Sounds like you're pretty much hooked on Idol too. It's be interesting to see how it plays out.

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