Love him or hate him, Simon Cowell has created the show that is going to put American Idol out of business. It is very entertaining, well put together, and positive. The updated format makes AI look old and tired. No more endless strings of tone-deaf losers making fools of themselves in acapella hotel room auditions for cheap laughs. And the upper end of the talent is better. Where did they find all these people?
I'm going to miss Steven Tyler. The rest of AI, not so much. Its time has come and gone.