The 13th season of American Idol begins tonight. The show returns with declining ratings, very little buzz, a new judging panel and new producers. Oh yes…it also comes with competition from the NBC show, The Voice.
According to Television Without Pity, there are some positives changes that might bring back some of the fans:
- New Judge-Harry Connick Jr: JLo calls him “Hatchet Harry because he votes more “no’s” than the other two judges combined but his criticisms also tend to be accurate.
- Less Awful Contestants: Most of the bad singers and jokes are gone.
- Not Just A Cappella Anymore: The contestants are now allowed to audition with an instrument. Hopefully it will help with both nerves and pitch.
- No Randy: Well, at least as a judge. He will be the leader of the “Boot Camp” and will be working with the post-Hollywood Round contestants.
Will you be watching American Idol tonight?
Are you willing to give it another chance?
Every time the beginning of the Idol season starts, I think back to Season 2. I remember watching Clay Aiken in Atlanta and loved sharing in the excitement when he learned he was going to Hollywood. That’s what the show should be about!!
I will always be thankful for American Idol because they introduced Clay Aiken to the world. However, I haven’t watched the show for years. I loved it the first few years, but as the show seemed to move away from its original concept, I lost interest.
In remembrance of American Idol – Season 2, I thought we might have a bit of fun.
Clay sang many songs on the show. How many can you name today? Now, no cheating…no looking it up. I think everyone will remember Bridge Over Troubled Water and Solitaire. What other titles can you remember?
AND…for those who have the time, check the pictures below and see if you can put the song with the picture.