But it looks like Idol is going in a different direction. Of course, things with American Idol change regularly, so who knows what will be when the show debuts next January. Maybe the season is already feeling the unlucky burden of the Season 13 moniker? Right now, the rumor mill is talking that the panel will consist of returning judge, Keith Urban, previous judge Jennifer Lopez and newcomer Harry Connick Jr. Hurray for Harry!
Connick was an extremely effective mentor last season, being one of the few who in addition to Adam Lambert, we saw offer technical suggestions to the contestants.
Click on the following articles to read more about Connick.
To read more about how Adam Lambert was on the minds of the industry, check this article out, titled Why aren’t Jennifer Hudson & Adam Lambert good enough for ‘American Idol’? Warning: this article is the first I’ve seen that actually states in black and white that Adam’s sexual orientation may be the reason Idol won’t book him for a permanent status.
How many of you are still watching American Idol? I’ll admit it – I am. I’m like a bulldog – I don’t give up!
~ Carol ~