Thursday, May 27, 2010
Taylor Hicks, Kara Dioguardi, Ellen: How American Idol was Ruined
The rest of American Idol watchers would soon be just as pissed when Taylor Hicks actually won American Idol (Season 5) over the way more talented Katherine McPhee. This was the official beginning of the end for American Idol. Season 6 brought a very talented group but Jordin Sparks was destine to win because of her sweet vocals with the cutest most marketable face that Idol has ever seen. She screams Disney Channel! Season 7 winner David Cook beating out fan favorite David Archuleta was a shock but people were really tired of American Idol at this point.
Kara Dioguardi was introduced as a 4th judge in Season 8 and we all smelled that they were trying to replace our golden girl Paula Abdul. The black horse Kris Allen beats the fan favorite Adam Lambert and at the finale Kara Dioguardi battles “Bikini girl” and this is really when I knew Idol would be over.
Fast forward to season 9 where Paula Abdul has a disagreement over money with American Idol producers and leaves the show. Ellen is brought in to replace Paula Abdul who we should note has absolutely no music experience. The first day of Ellen on American Idol is also the day Simon Cowell announces he’s leaving American Idol because as he stated on Oprah recently: “He’s bored”. Now if he’s bored as a man who is making tons of money from the show, what the hell do you think the viewers feel? Boredom is an understatement my dear Simon Cowell.
My next post will include my ideas on how to save American Idol. Stay tuned!