Say what you will about Sam/Mercedes or Brittany/Santana but it’s clear they would never cheat on each other. Unlike Rachel on Finn or Blaine on Kurt.
Rihanna and Drake performing in Paris.
Based on brand new results, another year of American Idol may once again go downhill. Starting Tuesday night at 8:00 pm on FOX, American Idol created an unusual system called “Rush Week”, where it does state the Top 30 performs and gets a chance to sing for their lives. Ironically, only 20 out of 30 of the contestants had the chance to perform, leaving the other 10 to be eliminated after all of their hard work and advice given by now-mentor Randy Jackson, replacing Jimmy Iovine respectively.
Much to the fans’ disagreement, a majority of the good singers were eliminated, leaving more of the weaker contestants this year to sing. But is this a really fair way to determine the top 13? Absolutely not. It’s quite disappointing that the judges only have say in who can be in this Rush Week performance slot when it should be fair that everyone can have a chance to perform, just like last year. Even the past season had a very odd new format, but it at least gave all of the contestants a chance to perform.
On Thursday night, the top 13 was officially chosen based on America’s vote, and the judges’ Wild Card hopefuls:
- Malaya Watson
- Ben Briley
- Emily Piriz
- Alex Preston
- Jessica Meuse
- Dexter Roberts
- Majesty Rose
- Caleb Johnson
- MK Nobilette
- Sam Woolf
- Jena Irene - WILD CARD
- CJ Harris - WILD CARD
- Kristen O’Connor - WILD CARD
To really get to the point, this season isn’t what we thought it would be. This season turned out to be one of the strongest in the beginning, but as soon as the season progressed, many contestant favorites were eliminated by the judges, giving the people that they want a chance to perform. This doesn’t seem to be the fairest way to choose a top 13. In fact, it’s unfortunately, once again, a biased situation on American Idol.
Even Season 12 took a fall, and they at least had some interesting contestants with good voices, although the boys were much weaker than the girls. However, when it comes to this season, most of the contestants that we wanted to get in didn’t, while the weaker contestants took their spots.
Out of the entire top 13, there are only certain people who may possibly make it further than others. My prediction is that Alex Preston, Majesty Rose, Caleb Johnson, and Malaya Watson will make it further in the competition based on their unique voices.
However, in my perspective, I could personally care less, the ratings and the negative reactions fans give towards this season pretty much determines that the ratings will continue to decrease and many fans will not faithfully watch this season.
It’s definitely a tragedy that a long-awaited season would turn out to be the worst, based on the fact that we would believe that the return of Jennifer Lopez, and Harry Connick, Jr.’s addition to the panel would bring up the ratings even higher, and allow the show to go back to its old roots. But while past season’s drama with former judges Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey unfolded, I’d much prefer that season over the current one, it’s clear that the judges haven’t made the right choices, and that’s the larger issue in this American Idol downfall.
In addition, the season shows a very lack of diversity than any past season alone since a majority of the contestants are either country, pop and rock, and almost all of the male contestants are white. In addition, R&B is sadly neglected, but it’s quite clear that it’s neglected purposefully based on Candice Glover’s win last season, but this shows that it’s all about mainstream, it’s all about what’s marketable.
So, ask yourself: What’s the point of watching the show now?
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