Out With The Old, In With The New! Are You Going To Miss The Top 24 On 'American Idol?'

Fri, November 19, 2010 8:45pm EDT by 2 Comments
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We’re about to lose some of the funniest moments on ‘American Idol’ now that they’ve dropped the top 24 from the line up! Are you outraged?

This is crazy! Some major changes are about to take place on American Idol, and I don’t like it one bit! First, they lose Paula Abdul and Simon Cowell as the judges, and now the hit show has dropped the top 24 contestants round and will cut directly to the final 12! Are the producers trying to lose their fans as well?

“I didn’t think [the top 24] were very good,” executive producer Nigel Lythgoe tells TV Guide. “I was bored with them by the time they got there.”

Has Nigel completely forgotten the entertainment factor of the show? One of the main reasons fans tune in is to see people go on the show and make fools of themselves.

Nigel seems to think he will spark interest by implementing a set of new challenges for the competitors, like filming the best music video, working on self promotion and collaborating with a band and dancers to come up with an awards show styled performance. BORING!

We also still don’t know if new judges Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler will be able to fill Paula and Simon’s shoes. “They both listen intently, and don’t make glib remarks,” Nigel says. “They give honest critiques.” YAWN!

Sure, Nigel suggests Randy Jackson has even stepped up his role a notch, but honestly how exciting can this man be? “Randy is pulling his weight,” Nigel explains. “He really has stepped up. He’s essentially come out of himself. He’s enjoying being in that position.”

Whatever! It sounds like this upcoming season is going to be a total snooze fest. But hey, at least now I can forget about popping an Ambien to help me go to sleep — all I’m going to have to do is turn on Idol.

BFFs, what do you think of the all-new American Idol? Are these changes going to be for the better or has Idol totally lost its appeal? Vote below!

– Lindsey DiMattina