AMERICAN IDOL Season 9 began tonight. It made me miss Boston. At two hours, the show was probably double the tolerable level for bad singers. Simon is getting out at the right time, the show is getting old. I don't miss Paula, but I don't like Kara and "V" Beckham was a waste of time. It will be interesting when Ellen joins them in Hollywood.
There were a few good singers on the show, most notably the young lady from Berklee. But in these early auditions it's very hard to judge. The show really starts in Hollywood.