Dear American Idol,
This farewell letter is long overdue. We had some great times. Cringing in unison at those over-confident rednecks, gasping in awe at those amazing contestants, and sharing a few chuckles whenever the crowd got disappointed. But I’m afraid our time has come to an end. Terribly sorry-but it’s you, not me.
Recently, you decided to turn upside down. There were only two things you didn’t completely flip around were: the mind-numbing neon blue logo and Randy Jackson. Somewhere between 2009 and 2010, you decided to randomly change judges. Paula Abdul was the first to leave the show, stepping out the door in 2009, and I was okay with that. I said, “It happens. It doesn’t mean anything.” I let it slide. No biggie. Besides, I never liked Paula.
But in 2010, it went too far.You replaced Paula in 2009 with Kara DioGuardi, who only lasted a year on the show, leaving sometime in 2010, which was the same time Simon Cowell up and left us. Simon was the main attraction of you, Idol. Why did he leave us?
In 2010, Ellen DeGeneres came on the show, which made me so excited. Well, I thought. It turns out this show is going to survive with snarky comments from Ellen. But nooo. In that same year, she left. It was at that moment that I knew you would lose your flavor-you wouldn’t be enjoyable anymore.
I’m really unhappy with your new selection of judges. I mean, did you gather some artists and picked at random? The two new judges are just trying to replace the original judges: Steven Tyler has no taste and laughs unnecessarily. He’s trying way too hard to copy Simon, which makes him an utter fail. Jennifer Lopez is the replacement for Paula-soft and sweet. I don’t like it. The only person on the show that’s enjoyable is Randy, but that’s not enough for me.
I’m afraid I’ve moved on to greater things-The Voice, namely. We’ll see how that goes. Yeah, there’s a long way to go and there’s a rocky road, but I’ve found the replacement for you, Idol.
P.S.: If I put in an other randomness, the post would lose the letter flavor.