I can understand why people would object to a non-music industry judge like Ellen. But in practice, how is this worse than sitting through Paula's content-free remarks for the past eight years? Who here hasn't ragged on Paula's ridiculous scripted comments ("You dance in the path of greatness"), hissy fits at Simon, and feel-good damning with faint praise ("You look lovely tonight!").
Some folks are swearing off Idol? You think Ellen's comments are going to be worse than Paula's? Really?
Good point - I think this is probably going to be true.Originally Posted by BobDobolina;3697246;
In my opinion she was great; but I think it depends on your expectations. I wasn't expecting her to be a dancing guru - I was expecting color commentary and that's what she delivered. She also had the smarts to realize when to reign in the comedy when she saw something very moving, and was able to give credit where it was due.Originally Posted by Critical;3697259;
Another good point. Many of us complained loudly last year that the focus of the show seemed to be shifting to the judges table (with the extra judge and less music - especially in the later rounds). I, too, hope that we're not boosting the yak factor at the front of the stage.Originally Posted by MsFroggy;3697233;