I love the country "crap". Its one of the things I like about AI, that they have such a wide range of singers and would hate a season that was all one genre.
That being said, I hope that this season they focus more on the music and less on the personalities or looks.
I also find it hard to believe that out of all the applicants the ones chosen last year were the cream of the crop. Overall they were dreadful, I didn't care if any of them won.