I'll jumnp right in, too!
First, I have to say that I think they are WAYYYY missing the mark here on this show. Let's just all call it what it really is: THE GONG SHOW 2006!!! (There's even still some hint of "STAR SEARCH" floating around in the background too....)
Enough pretending already! The "auditions" are only being aired to drum up some sort of an audience (and a lot of extra advertising cash!) before the real talent show arrives! In my opinion, this could backfire!
I HATE HATE HATE poorly produced audition shows, and I am more likely to watch in the future if I know there is some true talent coming up. The little 10-second blurb of "also making it through to the next round were the following 20 people we didn't care enought to show you..." during the credits makes me nuts!
Oh well...sorry....on to the original topic.....the judges!
They might have just had Phyliss Diller, Don Rickels, Soupy Sales, and all the other great "talent scouts" on there as judges. WHo would have noticed the difference????
Piers Morgan - I agree...Weak. A judge should never, EVER reverse a decision once its made. Where's the credibility in THAT??? It absolutely smells of producer involvement during the commercials and He never should have done it.
Brandy - She really IS this show's Paula Abdul. And by the way, Miss "I barely even know who you are"....STOP PUSHING THE OTHER JUDGES' BUTTONS!!! It's annoying and not right. Why do I get the feeling every little girl singer on the show scares the record sales right out of her???
David Hasselfhof - He's only doing this gig because Simon Cowelll and He are actually real life friends. I suspect Simon probably got David to do it in exchange for him painting his deck or something. Anyone else even believe He was still alive before this show aired??
Bring on the talent already....and send Regis back to his crypt!