Re: American Idol Season 10
I agree the talent level is very good. I have been watching since Season 6 and this year the talent is the best. There isn't one singer that is head and shoulders above the rest, but there aren't any total duds either. All of them are good singers.
My early pick for the winner is Pia Toscano. I really like that Brett kid with the red hair and was sorry to see him go so quickly. I also like Scotty the country singer even though I am not a huge fan of country music. We have had folks voted out already that were good enough to be in the top 3-5 on previous seasons. The new judges' panel really did a great job of evaluating the talent this year.
Frankly I don't miss Simon Cowell at all. I never did think he could tell a good singer from a bad one, and judging by the large number of great singers this year that had been rejected in previous tryouts you could make a strong argument that the new judges know a lot more about good music than Simon Cowell did. Steven Tyler has been awesome as a judge. His passion and love of music really stands out and is a stark contrast to the negativity Simon brought to the show.