I have always been a music lover and in my early years played the drums. I was lucky enough to spend 12 years on the radio spinning records, so American Idol has always been a program that I have enjoyed.
This season however, in my opinion, just doesn't have the pizazz as in previous years. The talent is weak, people are tired of Randy Jackson's jive talk, and Simon's "over the top" criticisms. Kara talks way too much and her flirtations with Simon are sickening. Four judges are too many as it becomes very boring listening to all their comments after each song.
Simon is leaving the show after this season and the producers better think long and hard on getting the production back on track or the show will certainly lose its ratings.