American Idol: One down

There are lots of changes going on with ‘American Idol’ for the new season. Kara DioGuardi’s addition is only the first of many we will see in Season 8. With a 6 percent dip in viewership for Season 7, cutting back on the filmed auditions from 4 weeks to 3, they are hoping will help keep the viewers coming back. One week less of the off-key singers and more of the talented ones. Also, they are sending 36 instead of 24 to the shows Hollywood Week final cut to 12 idols. That will be a huge maneuver to up the stakes.

As far as last night goes, same old stuff. Let’s get to the talent folks. Only two more weeks of the ‘funny?’ singers.