A cure for our 'Idol' boredom?
Oh man, not one, but two celebrity guests tonight. Uh, how were we so lucky? That means a full hour show...
You'd think a ten percent ratings drop from last year would motivate them to keep it simple, but Idol's sixth season is still picking up new fans and continuing to find new ways to keep us entertained -- even when that means morphing into something other than the beloved original format.
I wonder if turning American Idol into a variety show is a good thing? No longer is it only a singing show but also a telethon for the needy, an outlet for songwriters and a place where celebrities go to sell a few CDs and pretend they sing better than the contestants. All they need now is a stand-up comic and a cooking segment.
I do like the idea of "Idol Gives Back." If it isn't quite selfless, it still benefits needy and deserving people -- and that's always cool. Also cool is the opening up of the Idol machine for undiscovered songwriters. But, the coolest of all is my Tivo, which allows me to skip all that B.S. and get down to what I want to know. Did Haley get the boot?
Yes, she did. I don't know how I feel about that. I don't really care for her voice, but now whose legs do I look forward to?
Who's next? My guess is Phil. Not necessarily because he was in the bottom two, but because I don't see him picking up Haley's votes and because he was in the bottom two.
I'm starting to get pretty bored this season. So, maybe the pyrotechnics, dancers, celebrities, the games, the giveaways, and the telethons are worth it after all.
Jon Peter Lewis was a finalist on the third season of "American Idol." His newly released debut album, "Stories From Hollywood," is available everywhere online and can also be downloaded at americanidol.com. Visit Jon's Web site for more.