American Idol Recap: The Competition Starts NOW?

American Idol, you have made some bold choices tonight, and they’re either really going to work, or this ratings freefall is about to become a national incident.

First, the show begins by telling us THE COMPETITION STARTS NOW. Though technically true, this seems to me like an explicit admission that Idol has been straight jerking us around for the last eight weeks. This show is only now starting to resemble the show you picture when you think of American Idol, and it is the middle of March. This season began in the dead of winter, and now in parts of the country it is light outside when an episode starts. That’s a long windup, and now that they’ve finally pitched the damn ball, it feels both sudden and long overdue. Read More...


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