American Idol – first season without Simon Cowell

Well, the official ratings for the premiere of season 10 of American Idol were down from last year’s numbers, and most are speculating that it’s due to the departure of the man we all loved to hate, Simon Cowell. Having said that, I did watch both shows, and I have to say that the new set of judges really works for me.

I like Steven Tyler’s energy, and Jennifer Lopez comes across as much less of an a-hole than I’m used to.  Hopefully when word gets around about how well these three work together, the ratings will go back up again, because I think the facelift actually did the show some good.