Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Is the New American Idol Rule Mean?

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.


Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

I agree the new rule is definitely harsh - the concept is nice, but the execution is terrible...especially since they're always running out of time by the end of the show, it seemed particularly harsh last night. I like your idea much better - they would get their suspense and drama that they so love! :)

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Carina Gardner said...

That's a pretty good idea! Them everybody would be waiting at the end of every show to see if it happens!

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KC Mom said...

I haven't watched Idol for a few weeks so I have no idea what's going on. Doesn't sound like a good rule to me. I'm not up for embarrassing people.

The Blonde Duck said...

I think a lot of reality shows are overly mean. Think about that poor girl on the Bachelor! That's humiliating.

The Kooky Queen--Rachel said...

I haven't heard that rule!! That's crazy but I guess that might save people who aren't crowd favorites but then again, what's the point of saving them if they aren't crowd favorites!? I'll have to watch that!

G said...

I didn't realize that but I don't like the show too much. I watch it, if I am really bored. There is only one season I followed and voted thruout and that was for Chris Daughtry.

I do like mean Simon, only reason I can stand it is to hear him talk! lol