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American Idol 2011...Best Ever?

April 7, 2011 - Kim Collette
Ok knew it was coming! How could I possibly make it through an entire season of American Idol without putting my invaluable 2 cents in!?

At the beginning of this season, my thought was I'd try out the "New Look Idol" and see if I could manage to watch. I thought I'd miss Simon Cowell's caustic remarks. I thought it would be boring to see Jimmy Iovine every week mentoring the hopefuls. I thought Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler would be horrible additions to the judging panel. Boy was I wrong!

This season of American Idol is just fine. In fact, I think it's better than ever. These judges are actually enjoyable to watch. They actually KNOW the music industry and what it takes to be successful. Randy, Steven and Jennifer have even chosen a better group of singers than in past years. You don't see the Sanjaya's of the world. You know the contestants that in the past Simon would criticize so harshly that the American public voted for them to stay because they felt bad for them. And Jimmy Iovine, to me, has made each of the contestants better singers and performers. He is actually helping them with the song choice and how to portray the lyrics on stage.

I faithfully watched the performance night this past Wednesday. It was by far the best perfomance night that American Idol has ever produced. There were NO bad performances. Not a single one. I was thoroughly impressed! For the first time, I can't actually predict who will be in the bottom 3 or will be going home!

As for a singer who seems to be the clear cut winner? Again....this year is totally different. All of the contestants left could possibly be "Your Next American Idol." And....that couldn't be better for the show!

Until next time friends!

**A straw poll in the office came up with these contestants as to who they thought would be the final 3 standing: James, Lauren, Pia, Scotty or Casey. **Another poll of who they thought would win: Scotty, James, Lauren and Pia

Check back in May to see if our predictions are righ!


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