I can't help myself -- I tune into American Idol even when I swear I won't each year. Each year I swear it's my last if it's not a better season than the one before it.
This year American Idol is bright and shiny and new. It defines NEW BEGINNING with the change of judges and new format changes we've been promised. I love Steven Tyler and I think Jennifer Lopez is a Madonna in the sense that she is the queen of creating opportunity. She knows how to use her assets. And Randy -- well Randy is Randy. He's never felt like a major player to me. I was disappointed the past two years in the show. The talent just wasn't as exciting as in past years. I'm really hoping that with the new judges we see some exciting talent as the season progresses. That will be the test for me when I decide if I want to tune in or not. Do I want to see the performances? Last year I fast forwarded to see only a few. I really hope we get some Chris Daugherty goodness this year!
So -- what do you think of Idol so far? Do you even care? And who are your favorites from the show past and present?
And since we here at the Casablanca blog are gearing up for a huge February contest with more than 10 books as a grand prize and lots of daily prizes, I thought I'd help get everyone in the mood by having a giveaway. Just post your comment for a chance to win. I'll choose one commenter to win HIGH OCTANE my March Blaze release.
In February I'll be giving away one of these:
I've also posted an excerpt for LEGEND OF MICHAEL here
So comment away and good luck! I'll draw the winner Tuesday night since this is the weekend and people tend to be away from their computer.