I don’t like the new judge on American Idol.
I totally understand why Kara DioGuardi is the new addition to the trio – she’s got an intense musical background, there’s a little more estrogen in the room, and she’s a new adversary for Simon.
But I’m not a fan.
There’s just something about white girls who do the finger snap and neck groove that bugs me.
And she’s mean. Purposefully.
That poor girl who tried out and wasn’t very good, who had written on her application that she was voted “Most Funny” in high school? Kara laughs after her audition and asks if it was a joke. And then she fake-backtracks and is all like, “What? Oh…you mean…wasn’t that…that wasn’t a joke? Oops.” Mean!
Now, please don't think I'm going to stop watching AI. No way!
The auditions are my favorite part of the show. Randy’s facial expressions alone make it all worthwhile. It cracks me up when he hides his face behind his papers.
As for the original three judges, it’s good to have them back.
Simon. Hey, he’s the guy you love to hate. Except I don’t hate him. I think he’s quite funny, albeit a tad nasty at times. (I will never forget when he told that contestant during auditions that he looked like a Bush Baby from the jungle. O.M.G.)
Paula. Hey, hey, Paula…are you on the wagon? Budget cuts include the Bacardi for your Coke cup? Paula is the most concise and lucid I’ve seen her in seasons. I’d almost venture to use the word “demure”. And I hate that word.
Randy. Seriously, you are one big dude, Dog. And I love when you sing along. And your funky red Sally Jesse Raphael glasses.
And, of course, Ryan Seacrest. LOVE him. He’s like a little doll; I just want to put him in my pocket.
As for who the American Idol will be? I have my picks already.