I started watching Idol about midway through Season 7. You remember that one, right? The two Davids downto the wire, Cook upsetting favorite Archuleta in the finals.
Then came 8 with the Allen/Lambert finale and 9 a year ago with the DeWyze/Bowersox finals and another upset.
Along the way the format changed little, at least with the beginning auditions. The rest of the way was tweaked a bit and never seemed to alter interest. So, now I’m beginning to wonder why the show’s producers haven’t tried altering the beginning. I mean Wednesday night’s opening day of pivotal Season 10 was… well, predictable.
You see one terribly bad singer, you’ve seen them all. You hear one sob story, you’ve heard them all. You listen to one more so-so singer scared to death to be there
in the first place and you just want to scream.
So, you wonder why this portion of the show hasn’t been altered. If it weren’t for newbie judge Steven Tyler this year’s opener would have received two thumbs down. In a different sort of way he showed he can hold his own with Simon.
But everything else was so… last year and the year before and the year before that. We shall see what Thursday night brings. As for Wednesday night, give it a C-minus.