What's New on Idol Theory

(Updated Jan 19, 2009) Season 8 Has Kicked Off! New theory post already made. Why The New Judge!

(Updated May 22, 2008)
Season 7 Grand Finale Results Show recap Grand Finale Performance

(Updated May 21, 2008)
Season 7 Grand Finale Performance Show recap Grand Finale Performance

Please note, there will be no recaps for the Top 3 week. I apologise for this disappointment. I know you always look forward to recaps here. However, matters were beyond my control. Things should be back to normal next week. Also you can look out for other updates this week.

(Updated May 7, 2008)
Season 7 Top 4 Results Show recap Top 4 Results

(Updated May 6, 2008)
Season 7 Top 4 Performance Show recap Top 4 Performance

(Updated April 30, 2008)
Season 7 Top 5 Results Show recap Top 5 Results

(Updated April 29, 2008)
Season 7 Top 5 Performance Show recap Top 5 Performance

(Updated April 21, 2008)
New theory posted --Why Sac Kristy?- How Brooke Managed to Escape!

(Updated April 13, 2008) New theory posted --Season 7 -Best Talent?

I will eventually post some thoughts and highlights of the Idol Gives Back show, but it won't be my traditional type of recap.

(Updated March 30, 2008) New theory posted --Ramiele Malubay - How Did She Make Top 9?

(Updated March 23, 2008) New theory posted --David Hernandez's Early Elimination

Other updates will be forthcoming.

Why The New Judge!

American Idol Season 8 has begun!

The first noticeable major change is the addition of the new judge Kara Dioguardi. Certainly a nice looking girl, and she seems to have a strong track record of success when it comes to writing hit songs.

But the question we at idoltheory are concerned with, is why?
Just what are the producers up to now? Is it simply to add something new, just to spice things up, make it more interesting?

Or, is this the start of the phasing out of another judge, like Paula (especially Paula), or Simon? People tend to be tired of Paula, and we know Simon said sometime back that he wanted to stop doing the programme, I think by 2010 (I stand to be corrected).

Well for now, it seems Paula is the one in danger, but I suppose as the season unfolds, we might get a better idea of what the plan is. Of course we might never find out, as my own personal feeling is that there won't be American Idol after this year. Actually I thought last season was going to be the last. Quite frankly, I am surprised they are back. But more on that later.