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Everyone's Complaining About Idol…

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…you might as well, too. Tonight, Jamie Foxx mentors the remaining Idols in Music from the Movies, apparently because he was in Ray. Last year he mentored the Idols in Music of The Rat Pack, apparently because he was in Ray. Next year, he’ll mentor contestants in–what?–Music from The Blues Brothers? Ray Charles was in that!

As Roger Catlin observes, it’s like Idol has pretty much stopped trying at this point. Maybe the departure of Simon Cowell will be the kick the show needs to reinvent itself next season. Or the kick it needs to hasten its death spiral and get replaced by Cowell’s The X Factor. In any case, we’ve talked aplenty about what we haven’t liked this year. Is there anything you’d like to see Idol do next year to revive itself?

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