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This season's American Idol

Updated on January 20, 2011

Randy and the two new judges

Randy Jackson, Jennifer Lopez, and Steven Tyler
Randy Jackson, Jennifer Lopez, and Steven Tyler | Source

I don't watch a lot of TV. I like House, Lie To Me, and The Mentalist. I also like NCIS, but don't always have time to watch it. I have to admit that there are some reality shows I'm fond of...No, not the Housewives, no matter where they're from, or Survivor or the Batchelor. I like the shows that involve singing, dancing and creative stuff. I love Project Runway and Top Chef. And one of my very favorites is So You Think You Can Dance. And then there's American Idol. Honestly, I can't resist it no matter who the judges are.

I watched American Idol's first show of the new season last night. I have always liked Steven Tyler, one of the new judges. I think he's brilliant at what he does. You all might be surprised that an old lady like myself likes Rock music...but I love it and have been a fan for years. I especially like the old guys like Tyler, Jagger, Bon Jovi, and Bono, and even Tommy Lee. who are still around.

Steven Tyler

Last night, in my estimation, Steven Tyler was great. For the most part, he was relaxed, funny, and authentic. Maybe he was a little easy on some of the contestants, but the season has just begun and I think that will change as it goes on, especially when the number contestants is reduced and the nitty gritty of working with the most talented begins. I suspect some of Tyler's craziness, for which he is well known, will start come out more as the season progresses. I can hardly wait.

Jennifer Lopez

Beautiful as always, JLo was also relaxed and seemed to be having fun. I wonder if the fun part will continue as the stress of having to judge emerging performers continues. Having been a performer herself and in the same situation as some of the youngsters she now has to judge may take a tole on her. She was very empathic and sympathetic to many of the contestants, who appeared to be taking advantage of the situation. I know...who wouldn't?

Randy Jackson

Quite low-keyed last night, Randy appeared to be letting the other two judges lead in making the decisions on who was going to Hollywood. There were a few times when he wanted to say No and changed his mind and went along with Tyler and Lopez. I have a feeling that will change as the show progresses.

All in all, I enjoyed the show last night...except for the last 10 minutes when I fell asleep. I hope that the judges will toughen up on the contestants as time goes on and produce a better winner than the last two. To me, Carrie Underwood and Jennifer Hudson are the only real stars who have come out of Idol in the past few years.


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