Vegas, baby, Vegas! Yep, thank God, it’s finally time, and you know what? These new rules are alright by me all around. This time around, the folks at "American Idol" had the right idea. I wasn’t so sure about some of the rules, especially the whole producers-picking-out-the-groups thing, but I like the new Vegas rules, for the most part.
For one thing, it gets us to the live performances on a soundstage in front of a live audience quicker- always a good thing after the post-audition burn-out. For another, it puts the performers up on a stage with a band at their disposal to do whatever song they want- a great opportunity to see what these folks are made of. By moving up that aspect, it’s really starting to feel like things are moving forward in earnest, and a lot sooner than they would have under the old rules.