Last night I watched American Idol as the final TV show contestants were picked. That is one of my favorite parts of the show, seeing people melt in either joy or heartbreak as the judges tell them “Yes” or “No”. I can imagine that the highest of the highs, those that get the few yes votes alloted, would be so overfilled with excitement that they breakdown and cry. I mean, it is a yes to getting on to national TV on American Idol. Who wouldn’t want that?
And then there are those few that get the nos and appear to have their world shattered because to them American Idol was their life’s work and they will never, ever amount to anything ever again. Or perhaps they just give that impression.
In any event, it has always been a fun part of the show for me to watch because the magic number of 24 seemed so perfect with all those people making it to the final round of judgement. But wouldn’t you know that in the air of keeping things fresh the producers of American Idol have decided to allow 36 contestants into the TV stage this year? Why would they do this? I mean other than to make the season a tad longer which in turn would generate more ad revenue which in turn would pay the executives higher bonuses?
Anyway, I am cranky about this. I know I cannot do anything about it and that my opinion, in the grand scheme of things, means absolutely crap to anyone. But this here blog is my platform for communication of all things rant, rave and opinion. So you, loyal reader number one of three, get to hear it. Read it. Get a taste of my opinion.
I hope it works out good this year. I really do. It has gotten better just about every year. And this year’s talent pool runs pretty deep.