This January was way different than many in the past. What was different? I wasn’t counting down the days until American Idol started. I said at the end of last season I wouldn’t watch. It to me represents a show that is in the way down and at; its peaked. Simon Cowell was so right to say he was leaving while the show was on top. I decided to quit watching a season or two after that peak. Not even the funny auditions could have brought me to it this year.
A close concept, The X Factor didn’t do very well on FOX during the fall season. I didn’t watch despite Cowell and the beloved Paula Abdul being on it. Apparently a lot of people didn’t watch. Maybe NBC’s The Voice is the new wave of music singing shows. Its smaller and last flashy than both of FOX’s two shows.
I enjoyed Idol while I watched it and don’t regret wasting three night of my life each week from January to May watching it. Oddly, I don’t feel like it left a TV hole in my heart. Ha… Rather a relief of not having my nights controlled by it.