American Idol 12 So Far – Why Watch? (VIDEOS)

The first week of American Idol auditions are through. What did you think? I’m happy with the talent, particularly in Chicago. If you need a refresher, check out this recap from the American Idol You Tube page.

And here’s a recap of the New York City premiere:

American Idol has expanded what they offer on You Tube. For instance, the “Road to Hollywood” videos are now readily available via You Tube. Check out the playlist for New York City and Chicago.

As far as the judges panel, I’m cautiously optimistic so far. Most impressive to me so far, are Nicki Minaj, who brings wit, sass and smarts to the panel, and the quiet insight and intelligence of Keith Urban (PLUS HE’S EASY ON THE EYES OK I SAID IT.)

Speaking of Idol Hunks, Nicki Likes the mens:

Next week, Idol heads to Charlotte and Baton Rouge. Charlotte could be explosive–it’s the city where Nicki and Mariah Carey had their big blow out, There’s no way the producers are going to pretend it didn’t happen. I’m just hoping the “catfight” between the two pop stars doesn’t become the main narrative of the judges panel. That would be ugly and not fun to watch. That really is my main concern for now.

On Sunday, during one of the football games, FOX ran a new American Idol promo. Check it out. It’s titled, “Why Watch American Idol?”


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