Fox‘s singing competition entered its 12th season Wednesday with three new judges and sharply lower viewership. An average of 17.8 million total viewers tuned in to the two-hour premiere, slumping 19% compared with last season, according to Nielsen.
Following reports that she’s exiting the FOX series after two seasons, the star spoke out on Twitter on Thursday night.
“There is no truth to reports that say I am definitely leaving Idol,” she wrote. “All I said was I haven’t decided what I am doing next year.”
Adding, “When I know for sure what I’m doing I will let the #LOVE!RS know!”
What a nutty night full of guest appearances and drama.
R&B legend Stevie Wonder sang “Happy Birthday” to Steven Tyler…how awesome is that!
Hulk Hogan dropped by to tell self-professed “Hulkamaniac” James Durban he was SAFE. Staying true to form, Hogan ripped off his shirt (Ryan gave it to James). Then the Hulkster fake punches Ryan Seacrest in the face (LMAO) and sent him flying into the audience. Hysterical!
Crazy bottom three this week:
Casey Abrams received the lowest number of votes. Casey started to sing for his life and was stopped by Randy Jackson. The judges used their save. Everybody went nuts, including a stunned Casey. It was insane in the membrane.
Final shocker: Ryan tells us ALL 11 finalists will go on tour, not just the top ten. BUT…….two people will go home next Thursday night. People better “bring it”.
Last night’s performances indicated the depth of talent on this season of American Idol. Usually at this point in the competition there are still a few people who really do not deserve to be there. We all have our favorites and some people are definitely more talented than others; but this is the first year with eleven contestants remaining that I will be sad to see anyone go home.
James Durbin continues to amaze me along with Jacob Lusk and Pia Toscano. Naima Adedapo was vastly improved this week. Paul McDonald delivered a solid performance and I was glad to see him break out the guitar. Scotty was his usual charming self. So far today, the American Idol “Who was the Best?” poll ranks the contestants in this order: James Durbin, Scotty McCreary, Jacob Lusk, Pia Toscano and Thia Megia in the top five with 22, 936 people voting. Stefano and Haley have the lowest scores.
Gordon Ramsey was in the audience last night and greatly annoyed me when he turned his nose up at Mrs. Langone’s penne. What a SNOT! He wouldn’t even try it. Not cool Gordon.
If the poll is any indicator of the voting, Stefano and Haley will definitely be in the bottom three with a toss-up between Lauren and Naima.