American Idol has been crap for years (arguably from the beginning) but the schtick has really worn thin. It’s so predictable who they’re going to cut or let through these days and it’s the suspense that often makes it interesting. The suspense just isn’t there anymore. I’m thinking that in order to mix things up they really ought to get downright evil with these announcements and instead of doing that lame crap were they say something like “you won’t be happy with our decision…” (long pause) “you’ll absolutely LOVE it!”, I’m thinking they need to start really screwing with people’s minds. Tell them they’ve made it and then after they’ve jumped around and started walking back…call them back and say that it was a joke and they’re being sent home. Now THAT would spice crap up and make me more interested. Also, why aren’t there any hot chicks anymore? I’m not seeing them.