Its not that I miss Simon, per se; he was often needlessly mean in the hopes of getting a good quip in, but this year’s Idol judges are failing. They’re failing the audience, and more importantly, they are failing the contestants. Without honest criticism to know what they’re doing wrong, the performers aren’t improving, at least not along the lines of how they have in the past. Hearing how fabulous they are every week does not tell them they need to put their energy to improve.
Thank goodness for Jimmy, but that’s not his job. Get with the program judges.