Ellen, day 1

Is anyone else feeling like they’re watching American Idol on fast-forward this season?

Something seems to have changed.  I don’t know if it is actually a shorter show, or if it is just more time wasted on stories and tears and less on actual singing, but I’m not diggin’ it.

I watch Idol because I love music, and wanted to be a singer from a very young age.  Luckily, I realized I wasn’t cut out for a career in music, but Idol lets me pretend like maybe I could have been.  That being said, if you’re not into music, why would you bother watching?

There are dozens of shows on TV about people’s sob stories, and that delight in people’s misery.  Why does Idol have to one too?

Bring on some music!

On the plus side, of the few musical performances they actually showed, several were amazing.  Check this rendition of Paula Abdul’s “Straight Up” (55 seconds in):


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