Spoiler alert: American Idol spoilers are pissing me off

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Furiously checking the Googles for American Idol news to blog about, I came upon a photo that broke down where the Top 30 performers were from. I clicked on it. And when I saw an unusual name from this season, I X’ed out of that page quicker than a middle schooler looking at porn when his mom walks in.

Fuck the spoiler sites. Apparently the news of the Top 30 – it’s actually 31 and there’s gonna be some runoff type vote for the final spot – is all over the internet and it’s bullshit. That’s like releasing the NCAA Tournament field in the middle of February.

This is one of the many things Idol needs to fix to make the show better. If I clicked on the Top 30 links, no shot I watch this week. And that would have sucked. There are probably a lot of people who did the same thing and won’t watch because they already know.

If Idol wanted to get its act in gear, they’d do Hollywood Week and these cuts the week before air. Can’t be done? I call bullshit. HBO manages the turnaround that fast with its 24/7 NHL Winter Classic series and the best show on TV, Hard Knocks, which follows one team around during NFL training camp.

The show needs to stop relying on bullshit backstories and rely more on the music. That’s why people tune in. You can work the backstory angle as the season goes on. Keep the competition first, keep it as live and possible and oops, ratings boost.

The Captain

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