Tonight we got to see the new American Idol Rule in action. Do you think it's mean? First the contestant gets rejected by America and then they get to stand in front of the American Idol judges and get discarded again~poor Jorge Nunez (he should have stayed over Anoop "Dog" Desai) and Jasmine Murray. They were the first to be subjected to this new form of humiliation.
Here's the new rule for those of you who haven't heard: If someone gets voted off, the judges can save them. However, they ALL have to agree on the same person and they can only save 1 person the entire season. The following week after the judges save someone, the bottom two people go home.
Here's the mean part...they make the person who just got voted off sing again (normal routine for Idol). Then Ryan Seacrest, puts them in front of the judges and asks, "Do you want to save him/her?" One judge says, "We all discussed it and I'm sorry but it's the end of the road for you." OUCH...rejected two times in one show.
C'mon, we all know that they are not going to save someone this early into the show! Here's a better way of doing it, have the person sing and after they show the pictures of their journey, the American Idol music starts to play. They either end the show (I think the person will know that they didn't get saved), or as the music starts to play, one of the judges says, "Wait a minute, hold on, Simon Cowell has something he wants to say." The music immediately stops (oooh the drama), silence in the studio, everyone holds their breathe..."We all decided to save you!"
See how easy that was. The contestants didn't have to face double rejection, and American Idol gets to achieve the anticipation and tense televison drama that they love so much.
What do you think? Besides the fact that I'm obviously a little obsessed with the show.