If you are not a regular viewer of American Idol, you can skip this post. For the rest of you addicts … er … fans, read on.
My rant is not about the contestants — although I wasn’t enamored by tonight’s country performances. No, I want to register a complaint about the behavior of "the regulars."
1) Ryan, your constant insults tossed at Simon aren’t cute or funny. If you two are truly enemies, leave the show. If not, try acting like an adult instead of a spoiled child. Oh, and Simon is right. Lose the beard you had tonight. It is not a good look on you.
2) Paula, I know you are the cheerleader, that you subscribe to Thumper’s mother’s advice ("If you can’t say something nice…"), but could you please stop
interrupting Simon after you’ve said they were cute or true to themselves or that you love them? You had your say. Let him have his. Even if he is
gruff, even if he insults, even if he is wrong, zip your lip.
3) Simon, you are the most honest judge on the show, and I agree with you at least 90% of the time. I’m sorry the audience boos you so much. Of course, I think you could soften the way you deliver the truth. Have you ever heard the phrase, "Speak the truth in love"? I think you could be "brutally" honest in a kinder way.
4) Randy, yo dawg. You’re escaping my rant. Unless you would like to come up with a few new lines to become part of American lexicon. We’ve just about memorized the things you say to the contestants week after week.
Okay, done ranting. See you next Tuesday.