Originally Posted by fearofpopvol1
I thought the show had good potential, but it suffers from some major problems IMO...
#1, The British host is terrible. He has almost no personality and he's a snoozefest. I'm far from a Seacrest fan...but at least he did a good enough job.
#2, Nicole is a putrid judge and mentor. Awful song choices, awful critiques, and says nearly the same thing to every contestant after they finish. She's incredibly dull.
#3, The biggest issue of all is that the show (sort of like The Voice) is more about the judges than the singers. How many times have you seen the judges criticize the contestants they've mentored? Never! I would have hoped at least Simon wouldn't have been a homer, but he is, even when his contestants aren't great and that is a major deal breaker. To me, this creates an unbalanced bias with the show that is hard to swallow. I loved Simon on Idol because he always spoke the truth. Now, he only speaks the truth if its not his contestant. #Fail
Maybe next year they will switch some things up, but I see these items as major disappointments.
I agree, the host is terrible, but he's rarely on so it's not a big deal to me. Why do they even need a host?
Nicole isn't great, that's for sure, but I don't think she's terrible either. She's average.
Your last point certainly has a lot of merit. I do like Simon better when he says exactly what he's thinking. That being said, there was hardly anything to critique negatively last night. Only a couple acts weren't spot on.
The judges certainly have some seriously big egos. I don't think the show is more about them, but I can see how you view it that way.
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