American Idol Recap :: Tuesday January 12 :: Wednesday January 13
Idol is back for its ninth season and there’s lots of drama already! Simon Cowell has announced this will be his last season as a judge so we’ll have to get our fill of his snide comments while we can.
Can American Idol survive without Simon? Ellen DeGeneres is betting yes—she signed a five year contract, but we won’t get to see her on the judge’s panel until February. Instead, our guest judges were the always spicy, Victoria Beckham on Wednesday and Mary J. Blige on Thursday.
The casting call kicked off in Boston, with the usual coterie of banshee shrieks and Mariah Carey wannabes. Judge Kara DioGuardi faced off with a rude contestant who whined about having to wait three hours for his turn: “I don’t like you…at all,” Kara deadpanned. Still, while it’s nice to see Kara dipping into Simon’s bag of insults, Paula and her insane blubbering from the judge’s panel are sorely missed.
Pants On The Ground
Larry Platt, who is 62-years-old and clearly too old for the competition, entertained us all with his bizarre, self-penned song, Pants On The Ground that’s destined for YouTube viral greatness.