Guest written by our friend Gladys Fuentes
My favorite reality show on direct tv San Jose by far is American Idol. Though Simon Cowell is gone, the new judges are a great team. Steven Tyler brings humor and his wonderful voice to the panel, while Jennifer Lopez brings the beauty and heart that is needed. Randy is honest and caring as always.
The contestants can be quite comical at times, but when it gets down to the raw talent of them, you see the stars shine. Watching auditions can be painful, but once the talented singers are weeded out from the group, the real entertainment begins.
They start with a solo performance in Hollywood, which scares many away. The pressure can be brutal. Then its on to group night, where many Idol wannabees cave under the drama of it all. Forming a group and learning a song/dance within one night can be extremely tough on some. Only the strong will survive, and only the strongest of the groups will move ahead.
Then comes solo night again - those left will sing for their final shot to make it on. The remaining contestants are grouped into rooms and told whether the room stays or goes.
Those who make it this far will then do some more solo stuff to see who eventually makes it to the top 24, and finally to the top 12 to fight for the American Idol title.