Should Fox Cancel American Idol?

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The ratings for American Idol were way down this season, about 32 percent lower than those of season 10.

The winners on American Idol all appear to be from the same mold, as Phillip Phillips follows in the Caucasian, guitar-playing footsteps of Lee DeWyze, Kris Allen, David Cook (pictured) and Scotty McCreery.

So, it must be asked: is it actually time to cancel American Idol?

David Cook on American Idol

Yes, Allen told TMZ this week. He believes the plug should be pulled on a competition that has clearly grown tiresome on the eyes of viewers.

But another former winner disagrees.

American Idol is a juggernaut," Taylor Hicks told TMZ in response to Allen. Because of my American Idol win, I am able to do the thing that I love most, which is to be an entertainer... the fact that I am headlining Vegas six years after auditioning there and then ultimately winning AI is testament to the incredible platform the show continues to provide for me."

What do YOU think? Should American Idol get the axe?


Cheesecake is good. That is all.


Your post cracked me up. A great big AMEN to you. You make more sense than you probably realize. Obama-adios in the election. IQ/childbirth-definitely test them first. Also a job would be nice. Can't feed em-don't breed em. Reality shows-cancel em all. I agree totally with all you said except the yard sale thing. Lol I love me a good yard sale every once in awhile. I don't have them, just shop at them every once in awhile to see what interesting things people have. Lol. I don't have them cause I don't like people tromping all over my lawn.


Perhaps the judges should have more saves. It's quite evident the votes are based on "looks" rather than talent. It was quite evident with Joshua Ledet being eliminated. He was clearly a much more talented singer than Phillip Phillips. Something needs to change!


I will promise to never complain about anything for the rest of my life if these demands can be met.
1. Cancel all " Idol" contests along with All Reality Shows
2. Required IQ tests before allowing child birth.
3. Get Obama the Hell out of Office.
4. A logical explanation as to what goes on in any given house from Monday thru Friday to make someone want to drag a their shit out in the Garage and sell it on Saturday Morning.


The options in your poll don't make any sense. "Should American Idol get the axe?" Yes it should get the axe BECAUSE I love it? No, it shouldn't get the axe because it's gone on long enough? o.O


Why on earth would they cancel American Idol? Good greif, doesn't the fact that they got like 133 million votes tell you something? An by the way, if you love Simon so much, then just watch the Xfactor. The set up of AI is great. Don't change a thing! Randy is keeping it all together, and JLo does an awesome job. Steven did a great job replacing the ditsy Paula. Nothing he says makes sense either. But IT WORKS! Don't change it!


Maybe not cancel it but give it a year or two rest. There are way too many singing shows on television right now and we all need a break from them. Cancel some of them take a break from the rest. We need to let new undiscovered talent stew before taking it out and using it up.


Yes yes yes and yes its become boring en its no longer the same without paula and simon


yup.. i think we need a rest from watching's so boring since there's no judge like simon cowell..steven, jlo, and randy are really "nice" in evaluating the contestants' performance


I saw the video, and Kris Allen didn't even say those things. Did you watch the video?


American Idol Quotes

Brooke White's tears come from the authentic, good soul that she is. Her heart was breaking because she was overwhelmed with the experience she had with the show and the gift that it brought.

Paula Abdul [after Brooke White was eliminated on season seven]

I read some of this online this morning and just for the record, the rumors — they’re not true. She’s part of our family and we love her.

Ryan Seacrest [on rumor of Paula Abdul being drunk on the show]