It was confirmed today that J. Lo, Steven and Randy Jackson would make up the judging panel on Idol, but I don’t think this motley crew is going to gel! Do you?
What oh what will become of my beloved American Idol now that Simon Cowell, Ellen DeGeneres and Kara DioGuardi have been replaced by Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler? I think I have an idea — and the outcome is NOT going to be pretty.
The unhappy announcement was made today, Sept. 22, that J. Lo and Aerosmith singer Steven would be joining Randy Jackson on the judging panel, and although I’m happy that Randy is sticking around, I think Fox has made a serious mistake.
Steven is too whacked out for viewers to identify with. Sure, the Baby Boomers will be stoked to see him on the show, but who’s really going to appreciate his addled drugs & rock ‘n roll sensibility? Liv Tyler‘s rocker dad says he plans on becoming this season’s answer to former judge Paula Abdul by “giving everybody a little love”, but he doesn’t have the adorable dippiness that made Paula so unique.
Jennifer is totally the wrong choice to replace Simon. She may have a mouth on her, but that’s not the same thing as being RIGHT. Every Idol fan knew the only opinion that counted was Simon’s, and I’m going to have a hard time believing that J.Lo – who’s music career has totally bombed – knows what she’s talking about when it comes to legitimate talent.
At least Randy is still kicking around. He may not have the most concise criticisms, but he’s a pro — and the show would have crumbled without his presence. “I can’t believe it’s been 10 years of the greatest show in the world,” he said during a press conference this morning. “I am looking forward to this next season; we are going to knock it out of the park. Season 10 is going to be hot!”
I’m not so sure about that, dawg…