Top 10 Worst Things About American Idol

It has to be said. American Idol is doing a lot of things wrong and they need to be addressed.
The Top Ten
1 They change good songs into their own style and make them worse in the process

You know the "rock"-style covers were not original ("make it your own") but rather past rock covers of songs in the past, right? (e.G. Higher Ground, Billie Jean)

2 The winner is decided by desperate girls with nothing else to do but vote for the hottest guy

The hottest guy from Season 8 was Adam Lambert. He didn't win (lost out to boring Kris Allen who sounds like so many others) Where is Adam now? Touring the world with his own music and fronting for legendary Queen, making millions of dollars in the process. Where is Kris Allen? At the local pub strumming a few uninteresting chords on the guitar.

Prime Examples: Kris Allen & Scotty McCreary. Neither of them were stand-out singers, but they managed to win because the girl viewers liked a little eye candy every week and wanted a boy who they think is cute to win, even though they will never meet this boy for him to appreciate it.

3 Some of the most talented contestants get voted off

For some odd reason in Season 10, Haley Reinhart placed 3rd when she was better than both Lauren Alaina AND Scotty McCreary, but even further back, Pia Toscano placed 9th (even the judges were angry with that low of a finish) when she was probably the best singer of the group. And for what? For Paul McDonald and Stefano Langone to go up on stage and suck for a few more weeks? Come on, this just doesn't seem right to me.

Colton Dixon (Season 11), Haley Reinhart (Season 10), Adam Lambert (Season 8), Laksiha Jones (Season 6), Melinda Doolittle (Season 6), Tamyra Gray (Season 1), Kimberley Locke (Season 2), Jennifer Hudson (Season 3) and many more. It's very unfair, they are some of the best voices on IDOL and they didn't even won! Shame on you, IDOL voters.

4 Too many commercials

This show is a cash cow. Two hours and a s;ew of commercials after every singer. This could easily be a one hour show and in all reality, it should be.

5 Paula and Simon left

The judges have pretty much been crap after Simon left. Singers should sound like crap and the current group f judges will smile and tell them how good they are.

J-Lo and Steven Tyler will probably be good judges, but Paula and Simon were epic.

6 Ryan Seacrest is the host

Seriously, he is annoying and creates unnecessary drama/nonsense in this godforsaken show.

He's no dick clark. He just seems so fake all the time.

7 The auditions are the only interesting part to watch
8 Very few winners have a sustained career

They choose the worst people to win because you never hear from them after their season on American idol. There is only three people that made it big time. They are Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, and Chris Daughtry.

All the talented people are gone way before the top 5 and the people picked for the finale generally suck. If they have some sort of sob story that is exploited they have a better chance of winning. No talent.

They do have careers but they all suck. What does that say about the rejects?

9 They brought the save late in the show's history

Doesn't seem fair for the contestents from seasons 1-7 who got voted off for good and contestants from seasons 8-future had a chance.

10 The voting is rigged

judges push their favorite(s) by what they say. exploit sob stories. This is supposed to be American IDOL. Not much to idolize but hey, that doesn't matter. let's put some crappy singer in the finale because the judges want them to win. Theme songs jeopardize someone really good. Put a rocker on disney week, oh yeah, he didn't do so good. bye bye.

The Contenders
11 Most of the contestants can't sing

Only a few contestants can sing very well.

12 Everyone is emotional
13 It's boring

I hate your Music, I'm Gonna ignore You thanks A lot! You're not Incredible, you're Not cool adios.

14 It's too long
15 Too many country singers

Yes, I want to love country music so much. But, American Idol has actually made me hate country so much more. It makes country music so much less authentic & less original. More than ever, American Idol just makes it seem so one-dimensional. Take it from a person that's been singing for over 30+ years in his life. I just loathe country music more. Thanks American Idol! Thanks The Voice! Shame on you!

Then again, Southerners love reality T.V., so...

16 They started allowing instruments

In the first six seasons, we had a lot of diverse winners, like Taylor Hicks, Kelly Clarkson, and Carrie Underwood. Now that they started allowing instruments, the winner has since been a while guy with a guitar.

17 Nicki Minaj was a judge

This is where the show finally jumped the shark.

18 They do nothing badass

All the contestants, during and after the show, sing songs with nothing hardcore in the lyrics or tone of music, its all boring classical pop junk about relationships.

19 The show's music is bad

Millions of Americans supporting mediocrity by buying their albums en masse...

20 The best performers do not always win
21 Bias against original songs

The judges always go crazy over someone who can sing like somebody else but when a contestant writes their own song and sound like themselves, they get kicked off the show.

22 Pushes subpar music into the industry

As long as this stream of manufactured music from this insipid show continues, we will never have a daring/remarkable music artist on our hands again.

23 The bad auditions

That's the point. The bad auditions are suppose to be funny! They aren't very often so it wouldn't kill you to not take it so seriously!

24 Rampant product placement
25 The screeching audience
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