So basically the US version is the same mess that the UK version is. In other words there's at least 2 obvious crap acts for Vote For The Worst to go nuts over (the rapper kid and the homeless guy), and a bunch of needless, manufactured drama that I think they're thinking will polarize the American audience into watching much like it does the UK audience. Sorry, Simon, doesn't work here. Pitting Rachel vs Melanie was dumb. Especially given that he sent through a girl that cant sing on key prior to showing which of the best two singers in the competition got through. Regardless, thank god for the DVR because that was way too long of a show.
I hate Nicoles team except for the 60 year old guy and Burrito Man. I think I like all of Paula's picks, but she didnt really have any hard decisions to make. The bad groups were sent packing.
LA Reid's team is the least watchable to me. He has two guys I want to watch (Chris and Marcus) and two guys I'll most likely be fast-forwarding through. I can't stand the Sinatra acts when they're on Idol, so this is no different to me. And rapping isn't singing, so the sooner that little twerp gets sent home, the better, but I have a feeling he and the hobo will be around a long time.
Even without the sexy (albeit mannish) rugby player, Simon's team is solid and interesting. Can't wait to see them all perform. My personal favorite is Melania, who Simon cast aside but then "rescued".
My DVR states this upcoming Tuesday is a 2 hour LIVE Wildcard performance. Whatever the hell that means. Just one night next week, so not sure when they'll do a results show.