Friday, January 1, 2010

American Idol 2010 - Two night premiere, Tuesday January 12th

Are we ready for the January 12th two-night premiere of American Idol 2010? Last year’s ‘Idol Thoughts’ that I sent to many of you in email was a success. Many of you suggested I do a blog. I think you all had a great idea. Now you can comment right here by clicking on the word 'comments' at the end of this blog.

I find the best way for me to post my comments, whether in emails or in this blog, is to write them up in Word or Notepad first, and then copy & paste them here. I find it helpful to use spell check in Word and proofread my posts in Word. You may want to write up your comments in Word or Notepad before posting them, as well.

You certainly don’t have to do that, so if you want, you can just click on 'comments' below, and write in the comment box and submit. You'll likely submit your comments anonymously, so remember to include your name in them so we know who's comments they are. There are no points off for spelling or grammar errors – it’s just your Idol Thoughts that count!

There is a lot of information about the show at

The biggest change this year, in my opinion, is that Paula will not be judging and Ellen DeGeneres has replaced her. I’m looking forward to seeing how Ellen does this year. I still believe that four judges are too many. Three judges seemed to work just fine for many years, and they should have gone back to just three.

As for ranking the contestants, like I did each week before the elimination, I’ll begin ranking the contestants and commenting on individual performances when we get down to the top 12 to 24 contestants. The first few weeks' shows seem to be both annoying and entertaining at the same time. The shows do get better as the truly talented move on.

How will they top last year’s show? Will there be another contestant as entertaining and versatile as Adam Lambert? Will we want to go to next summer’s Idol Tour concert as much as we did last summer’s? My prediction: Start saving your money to purchase tickets so we can all go see the top 10 perform on tour. I think we will have a great time again!