For me the judges are just as important as the singers. I would like to see judges that do more than tell everyone they have good voices. Of course they do, that is why you choose them! Many, many people do. Those who make it big have more to offer. It is their personality, presense, style and charisma. I would like to see the judges push those, who lack in this area, to create a strong, interesting style. Jessica Sanchez is the perfect example of how a good voice is not enough.
And for god sakes get a new stylist who will promise not to dress the kids in evening gowns! I don't want to watch a 16 year old dressed in something Meryl Streep would wear!
This show needs a lot of revamping to survive. Last season I watched on FF a lot. I wasn't even interested for most of them to finish the song. I listened to the first sentence out of the judges mouth; that is all that was necessary. Jimmy Iovine was the viewing highlight for me. I would love to see him as a judge. I don't think viewers want to see famous singers who don't know how to coach in the judges seat.
Simon could not sing and he is the best judge this show has seen, IMO.