“Well hellfire, save matches, f— a duck and see what hatches!”
You might remember that quote from Steven Tyler in last season’s American Idol. The first season without acerbic judge Simon Cowell (he has since moved on to his own show “The X-Factor”) but it seems like the Aerosmith front man has perfectly eased into the quotable judge role left vacant by our beloved Simon. Of course, minus the meanness and the Brit accent. Jennifer Lopez (she can just sit there, be beautiful and not say a single thing and I would still be watching) and the Randy “The Dawg” Jackson (Yo, Taylor, man / I don’t know what’s goin’ on, man / I don’t know if it’s me tonight or whatever / But dude, that was completely the wrong song) and all his comments about the contestants being “pitchy”.
Tomorrow we will all be waiting for the new expressions from Mr. Tyler and Co. as the new season of the world’s most popular reality talent competition begins. Now on its 11th season, the show has produced the likes of Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Hudson, Daughtry (he should have won his season), Katharine McPhee and others. But for every Kelly, Carrie and Jennifer — there are memorable AI alums like William Hung, Norman Gentle, Katrina “Bikini Girl” Darrell, Tatiana Del Toro and Renaldo Lapuz, the Fil-Am guy who sang the classic “Brothers Forever.”
I have watched American Idol since its 3rd season, the season when Pinoys got hooked watching the show because of its two Fil-Am finalist Jasmine Trias and Camille Velasco. From then on I became one of the Idol fans who religiously watched the show from the audition stage to the finals. I personally like the audition stage more as I get to see all the Idol wannabes, from the ones who believe they were meant to become the next American Idol, to the ones who have weepy tear jerker back stories and the ones who just want to be seen on TV.
There are other reality competition programs on television, the aforementioned “X-Factor: USA”, “The Voice”, “The Sing-Off”, “America’s Got Talent” but none of them has matched American Idol’s popularity. After 11 years it seems that the program will continue its domination whether Mr. Cowell likes it or not. We can just predict what hatches come season 11.
You can watch the premier of the 11th season of American Idol tomorrow January 19, on Star World at 6PM, 8:10PM and 11PM. Follow Star World Philippines on Twitter: @StarWorld_ph for more updates and for a chance to win in their contest (Awesome prizes at stake). Hint: Use the hashtag #AIonSW*.
Till my next rant. This is the next Amer’can Idol (sorry, just chanelling Chico Garcia’s The Call Center Guy). Peace and Stay Fresh. 🙂