Happy New Year one and all!
I truly apologize for the lack of news and updates over the last month or so, but I had an enormously busy but exciting Christmas season.
The marriage of my youngest daughter, the fun-filled family visits, the presence of my beautiful grandchildren – all during the month of December – totally absorbed my days and nights. What a great time!
However, I am slowly enjoying a normal, more relaxed, schedule, one that will stabilize once American Idol begins on January 12th.
What would we do without this show? There is very little else to watch on TV – at least in my eyes. I am ever so curious to see what will unfold now that Paula Abdul has left Ellen DeGeneres to fulfill her judgemental duties.
I love Ellen, but, will miss Paula. However, I think Ellen, like Paula, has a warm, accommodating quality in her persona that will be cherished and embraced by the singers.
And thank heavens - the Top 24 semi-final format is a “go”! It never should have left the building during Season 8.
And, by all accounts, it appears this is to be Simon Cowell’s last year, but I am sure he will be very successful selling his X-Factor show to the American public. This is still speculative, however. We shall see what happens over the next few months!
For now, I welcome your comments and thank you for keeping this blogging site alive during my absence. Bravo and Brava to all of you!