American Idol 2011 Season

Just admit it—you knew you were going to miss Simon Cowell on American Idol. But weren’t you surprised when you saw how crazy Steven Tyler was when he was judging? Or how sensitive Jennifer Lopez was? And did you ever think Randy Jackson could be so harsh? The new season of American Idol brought TONS of surprises!

With over 21.7 million views a night, the new season is definitely something to talk about. Blogger Orlando Sentinel from says that the three judges are a lot better than the four judges last season, and Steven Tyler makes us forget about Simon leaving. He makes funny faces, mouths along words to songs, provides percussion by banging on the desks, and even howls. You could always find yourself laughing at one of the crazy things he says like, “I know why we’re here. We’re all here because we’re not there.” What does that even mean?

Also, we were shocked when Jennifer Lopez had the hardest time saying no to some of the singers. “Oh my god, I hate this. Why did I sign up for this?! I want to go home!” she cries at one point. Who could blame her? She puts an end to people’s dreams!

There is one major change that happened during the season—the talent. A lot of younger singers… and a LOT of major talent. During auditions, we hardly saw the people who sing awfully and saw more of the professionals. They are working harder than ever, and more and more people are tuning in to watch.

Idol is trying to make a big change to the show, and, how it’s looking so far, change is good!