American Idol: Season 8 Reviews

April 2, 2020
It's pretty much the same show it always was, but what's remarkable is how it manages to still actually squeeze entertainment out of the same thing we've seen seven other times.
March 26, 2019
Call him the "dark horse," the "Come-from-Behind Kid," the humble crooner. Call him whatever you like. But from now on you also need to call Kris Allen your American Idol.
March 21, 2019
The fact that the more-mainstream Kris won shouldn't be that surprising, as Adam was a polarizing figure whose dramatic stage-style alienated as many people as were captivated.
Full Review | Original Score: 9.2/10
March 20, 2019
[Adam] Lambert is another offensively easy call at a point when the show overall had grown hard to love and impossible to enjoy.
March 19, 2019
Maybe this season of [American] Idol become the Labradoodle of television: immensely popular, cuddly, trendy and maligned by over-educated people who like to complain.
Full Review | Original Score: B-