This season will be my very first time watching American Idol. I've caught snippets of the show here and there but never a full episode and definitely not an entire season.
And with so many Idol fans in Enid I won't really have much of a choice but to watch the entirety of season 8.
(Can you believe there's been eight seasons? Crazy.)
It's not that bad of a show. It's most definitely entertaining. I'm just never all that impressed with the level of talent. My main problem is that the first thing I ask when I see a contestant audition is:
"Could this be the next American Idol?"
And since the answer is very often an absolute NO it becomes a little tedious to watch 36 semifinalists make it through while knowing full well that only a handful really have what it takes to win.
So I guess I'll just have to wait for all the fluff to get voted out before I really start caring but I will go ahead and make my very early predictions...
1. Danny Gokey for the winYes, it's a little early to be so sure and, honestly, I'm really not that sure at all. All I know is that he has an amazing voice, compelling stage presence, and he just might have the best darn attitude out of all the contestants which I think will bring him the votes. Also, I like making big predictions early on and hoping for the best.
2. Tatiana will (hopefully) be the first to go
Please, for the love of God...
3. Norman Gentle = Sanjaya reincarnate
I kind of love/hate Nick Mitchell (aka Norman Gentle) right now. He's an idiot and a genius. But most of all he's an entertainer and if American Idol is willing to admit that entertainment sometimes holds as high a value as talent then I just might be alright with that. However, Idol is running a high risk of reviving the Sanjaya effect, possibility delegitimizing the Idol empire. Only time will tell.
So, any Idol fans out there? Agree? Disagree? Let me know...