Steven Tyler is the breakout star of American Idol. I am not sure people are watching for the same reasons as the previous nine seasons, as Tyler has certainly taken over.
People can’t stop talking about the new American Idol, and by that, I mean Steven Tyler.
I have to admit, I stopped watching a few seasons back – I got tired of the same old, boring songs, and watching the judges argue. Even Ellen couldn’t get me to come back.
But when they announced Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler as the season 10 Idol judges, I was intrigued. I mean they are pretty big celebrities, why would they do such a show? How would it work?
Well they do get a hefty paycheck, so I am sure that plays into the reasoning. J.Lo claims she watched Idol religiously, while Tyler admits to never having tuned in.
So the season premier rolls around and I tuned in. It was a nice change, and Jennifer and Steven definitely steal the show. For the most part, the contestants walk in and have no idea how to act, can’t get composure over themselves, never mind sing a song halfway decent. But Jennifer and Steven act pretty down to earth, while Randy is clearly upset by the lack of attention, but handles it well.
Jennifer started out as a big softie, not wanting to say no to anyone. While Steven didn’t have such a hard time in that area, and he kept it lively by cracking jokes, making faces, singing, and showing off his personality, which people clearly love.
While Steven is clearly the star, people can’t stop talking about the huge ratings drop. And by huge, I mean they still took the top spot and raked in 26.1 million viewers. Not that shabby people.
Did you watch? What are your thoughts on the new American Idol and Steven Tyler as a judge?