‘American Idol’ Season 10 is beginning to take shape with the judges settling into their roles. Jennifer Lopez is bright and beautiful adding grace and charm to the show. Steven Tyler is edgy and sexy in an ‘old burnt out rocker’ sort of way flirting with the hot girls at every chance.
Any hopes of either mimicking Simon Cowell’s sharp tongue when critiquing the Idol want to be’s were laid to rest as both Lopez and Tyler turned out to be pussycats.
Thank heavens for veteran judge Randy Jackson who stepped up giving an honest critique and not giving in to a pretty face or crocodile tears. Jackson isn’t as harsh as Cowell but he doesn’t have to be.
This season of ‘American Idol’ is also full of heart wrenching, sob stories. Maybe they are taking a page from ‘ America ‘s Got Talent’ winner with Michael Grimm’s hard luck story of being raised poor in Mississippi by his grandparents?
This season of ‘American Idol’ has seen a young mother with a special needs child, a young teen with a father dealing with throat cancer, a young man living with his family in a shelter, a young female who began singing after receiving encourage from her cousin who is dealing with a brain tumor.
Singer Matt Dillard, 27, Milwaukee , was engaged to be married when his fiancée was involved in a serious automobile accident two months before the wedding. Dillard’s wedding plans were shattered as his bride to be suffered brain damage, and Dillard became her care giver. The judges asked to meet Dillard’s fiancé and she was wheeled in by family members but one can’t be sure how much she understood?
‘American Idol’ Season 10 also saw an influx of fifteen year olds after dropping the minimum age from 16. Both Lopez and Tyler appeared to have a soft spot for the young teens and it appears this season’s ‘Idol’ is going to be filled with fifteen year olds.
The good news is that this season’s ‘American Idol’ has a new fresh look and plenty of talent to choose from; should be fun.
Watch American Idol on FOX Wednesdays and Thursdays 8/7c.