Another season is done on American Idol’s NEW year with a new network. I’ve got to tell you (and don’t call me crazy) that in past years I usually have made it the first 4 weeks or so and then lost interest. This year was different. I don’t know what it was but I DVR’d the season and didn’t miss one week. The talent was incredible to say the least in my opinion. The winner (Maddie) was right on the money and exactly as it should have been. Although I was surprised by a couple exclusions in the top 3 but you can only have one winner and somebody’s gettin cut! The entertainment was good for sure and song selections, etc. All in all a good year for the show. To keep my attention like it did it had to be good. Now…on to the judges. Lionel Richie. Of course, a legend and I don’t care what he did I gave him a pass. He’s great, had such a successful career and of course is very credible. Luke Bryan. Nah. In my opinion he was just going through the motions. Didn’t have very much to say other than the same spiel put in different words. He seemed nervous each time he spoke. Nervous on what he was going to say. That’s my opinion. Not saying anything bad about Luke. I’m sure he’s a great guy and he does make some great music. Just observing. Katy Perry. I’ll just say the first few weeks I gave her a pass but then I got annoyed at her constantly trying to steal the moment. The last show was my “capper” with her when she had to get her camera time, etc. I’ll just leave it at that so I don’t seem like I’m pick pick picking. There it is. Overall I’d give this season a solid 9 in my book! Some very talented “kids” this year and hopefully they won’t get caught up in that Idol cloud after a year of success.