I gave up on American Idol a few seasons ago. The whole circus was just getting old.
The silly people they showed in the early weeks, that had no talent, but wanted their 15 seconds of fame... or whatever you want to call it.
Simon with his same old cutting comments that no longer resembled truth, just attention seeking, contest steering, ridiculousness.
Paula with her airy craziness, finally running out of adjectives.
And Randy, well, okay, I still like Randy. Dog.
I had no intention of watching this season. Until Stefano Langone. Turns out this kid went to my son's high school. He came and sang in their art class last semester. And he's got one hell of a survivor story after nearly dying in a car accident in May 2009. But you know what's more impressive? He can SING!
Sure he's got some good competition. But now I'm sucked back in, rooting for Stefano.
The other thing I find annoying? I was SURE I would hate this new line up of judges. But I don't. Steven Tyler rocks and I find myself liking Jennifer Lopez (minus her little mental breakdown last week).
Sigh. I need another show to watch like I need a hole in my head. Thank goodness for DVR and On Demand. And more importantly, Fast Forward. I most certainly don't need to listen to Ryan Seacrest.
You can check Stefano out here.