While I’ve watched the odd episode I’ve never watched a whole series of American Idol, something which is in the process of being rectified as I have tuned in to every episode of the new season, the 8th American Idol, so far.
The quality of the good singers is far superior to what we see on X-Factor and all the people, and the show in general just seems to be a lot more fun and positive. It also does have Louis Walsh and his idiotic pandering to different areas and countries in a shameless attempt to get votes for his poor acts.
The whole format of the show works better with all the judges voting without bias and not mentoring their own set of acts. So far the girls seem better than the guys but we’ll have to wait and see if that continues as the show progresses. The new judge Kara is good too, just don’t expect me to remember her surname!