I don't so many "procedural" problems with the running of the show.. nor do I have many problems with the Judges or Seacrest (ok, Paula is mildly annoying.. especially the way she claps!) ..
My biggest problems is the way the Judges determine the winner while the final 32 is going on.. It started a little bit with Kelly, and then went waaaay overboard with Reuben and Fantasia. I am not saying that either one of them didn't deserve to win, but the judges were pimping them all season long. I don't think Reuben EVER receive one negative comment... and it blew me how:
Simon would tell people that they always sing the same songs, that they need more variety, need to take more risks.. and then there is Reuben, singing the same f--king songs over and over.
Then Simon tells Josh (and others along the way) that they need to "lose a few pounds" -- then there is Reuben.. 400lbs..one foot in the grave.. who can't make it through a song without sweating his ass off.. But never a comment from Simon there?
It just seems that they pick out their favorite early on..and they could never do any wrong. It is so annoying.