It’s January and everyone in the Idol bubble knows what that means! Another American Idol showdown is in the works.
American Idol Season 10 premieres on Wednesday, January 19th on Fox from 8:00 P.M. -10:00 PM ET/PT and will feature preliminary auditions from New York / New Jersey.
The following night (January 20th) from 8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX, the auditions continue in New Orleans.
The complete American Idol schedule is available at the AmericanIdol.Com website and, that, in itself, is an improvement. I always had a difficult time trying to find the show’s schedule on the main site but this one came jumping out at me. It’s going to be a good year!
Having watched host Ryan Seacrest, returning judge Randy Jackson and newly appointed judges Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler on Jay Leno the other night, the chemistry between these four artists looked comfortable and real. It seems to work.
I also like the idea of a veritable rocker in the form of Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler on the panel. I am sure his presence will augment the ratings, as people who never watched American Idol before may want to tune in to see what he has to say. Indeed, he mentioned on Jay Leno that he has never watched American Idol and, somehow, I think that is a very good thing. He won’t subconsciously transform into a Simon Cowell.
And speaking of Simon, I think it is important to allow Jennifer and Steven to re-invent the wheel with Randy Jackson. Simon has moved on and so should we. I know I have, although I am looking forward to his X-Factor show when it airs in September 2011.
So, as have said many times before, let the Idol games begin! I feel excitement in the air! Do you or is it just a good day for me? Time will certainly tell.