If you missed the news over this summer, American Idol lost two of its judges, Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler, both leaving on their own accord. Or so we’re told. Maybe they could sense a sinking ship when they’re ass-deep in the water? (Tyler probably knew first, what with the lack of fat on his own ass.)
Well, ladies and germs, yesterday it was officially announced that the judges for this season of American Idol will be Randy “Dawg” Jackson, Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj, and Keith Urban.
I can totally understand why Mariah Carey is a judge – girl can SING. She’s been in the business for nearly 25 years and seems to be a trustworthy judge of talent. Keith Urban? Well, with the plethora of country folks on the show now-a-days (oh, Scotty McCreery), having someone from the country genre makes sense. But, Nicki Minaj?
Alright. Here’s how I feel about Nicki Minaj – she’s a performer. Her rap skills are kick-ass and underused. Long story short, I don’t really feel like her resume fits the bill of an American Idol judge. She DOES have a booty that rivals that of Jennifer Lopez. Or is she supposed to be filling the wacky shoes of Steven Tyler?
Okay, it’s starting to make sense now.
Regardless, American Idol has its work cut out this season. Recent ratings have been the lowest ever, and with competing shows The Voice and X Factor equally struggling, the race for crappy competition show ratings continues. Something tells me that this is really becoming a race to see whose team of judges is the most entertaining. We’ll see if the newest additions to American Idol will add any value.