Not only have we heard of it, but Amanda guest judged with Simon when her brother Kyle tried to get on the show:
Okay, it's really from our Night at the Museum
Seriously, I may have seen a total of 3 American Idol episodes over the last eight years, although I'm of course familiar with some of the past stars, because I don't live under a rock. But I think I'm a convert.
I found it entertaining and inspiring. I also felt like a bit of a sucker as I let the editors of the show pull my heartstrings, but that's okay.
Especially with our East coast time zone and the show not even starting until 8:00pm, it wasn't something that I ever considered letting Amanda watch. I'm sure she's been deprived since her friends have probably all been watching since they were in preschool.
But last night we snuggled up in my bedroom with some hot beverages -- Orange Zinger tea for me and hot chocolate for her -- and we watched. I'm not sure I'm going to let her watch it each of the fifteen times it's on each month, but I'm thinking that it might be appointment viewing for us. It will definitely be a fun thing for us to share (although she did get embarrassed by me as I'm sang along and did my own faux auditions during the commerical breaks). Honestly, I think I liked the show more than she did.
It's going to be a rough few months. I'm already attached to some of these young hopefuls, such as the blondie skullcap dude, and the 70's throwback guy with the broken wrist. I'm intrigued by Barbara and Tripp Curtis' daughter Maddie. I also gotta give a shout out to the Nigerian-American kid who sang an old school George Strait song that took me back to the early 80's, although he may have been more familiar with the Jamie Foxx version.
So tell me -- am I the last American Idol virgin? Have some of you been turned off or moved on?