American Idol is going through a major overhaul (probably to save their consistently dropping ratings). First up was the judge exodus with Kara DioGuardi being given the boot. Then they upped the caliente factor signing on Jennifer Lopez for the mucho caliente price of $12 million. And now, the show’s finally decided to take a tentative step into the 21st century.
American Idol will now allow singers to audition online on MySpace. Apparently, the gimmick is to celebrate the show’s 10th season. The rules are that AI aspirants must pick a song from a pre-approved list, and warble the entire tune a capella. Approved contestants will then go to L.A for callbacks.
Meh. With Simon gone, there’s no fun watching a disastrous audition anyway. And they’ve given newbie judges J.Lo and Steven Tyler the biggest gift of all, apart from increasing their bazillions. They’ve given them the power of the immediate “delete.”
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