“American Idol” is an aging brand buffeted by rapacious rivals and an audience that is tiring of the formatics.
Is all the change merely moving the deck chairs? The show still draws a relatively large audience and heck, I’m still writing about it (albeit minus the actual “Idol” blog). And I’m merely leaving this spot for the regulars to ponder whatever they want to ponder while I’m knee-deep in the second week of my break. I know, I am incredibly lazy, aren’t I? I promise to make it up to you next week when I get back.
By Rodney Ho, Radio & TV Talk