I do miss Simon. I wasn't going to watch this year but came across it recently and started watching once again. I knew nothing much about Keith Urban but find he's an intelligent and funny guy; a nice addition to the team. I try to ignore Nicki
I'm watching it but about to turn it off until they pick the final 10 and start the live shows. Hoping it'll get better than what it's been
I find the judges REALLY boring and the bickering between Nicki and Mariah annoying. I'm surprised at how boring and uptight Mariah is. Nicki's not as bad as I was expecting and Keith is surprisingly really good. It would have been better with just Keith and Randy as judges.
I don't miss Simon or Paula at all. Too bad JLO left the show. She was really good.
I have never been a Nicki fan but I think she does a good job on the show - seems to know what will be successful in the contest.
I love Keith's sense of humor with the judges, but he is surprisingly inarticulate with the contestants.
Mariah just sits there for the most part. She clearly likes auditioners who are firm in their identities, but I find that certainty can hurt the contestant as they go through the mandatory song genres.
Randy is flat out mean this year!
I watch via my DVR so I can be generous with the fast forward button.