ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

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

Updated on March 11, 2011
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....


Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment
    • alekhouse profile imageAUTHOR

      Nancy Hinchliff 

      8 years ago from Essex Junction, Vermont

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

    • alekhouse profile imageAUTHOR

      Nancy Hinchliff 

      8 years ago from Essex Junction, Vermont

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

    • akirchner profile image

      Audrey Kirchner 

      8 years ago from Washington

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

    • Nellieanna profile image

      Nellieanna Hay 

      8 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.

    • alekhouse profile imageAUTHOR

      Nancy Hinchliff 

      8 years ago from Essex Junction, Vermont

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

    • VioletSun profile image

      VioletSun 

      8 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.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
    ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)