Okay, so Season 9 of American Idol starts tonight, and not coincidentally, my recaps of said show will commence several hours afterward.
I apologize in advance for those who think AI is The Bane of the Universe (as a few of you have let me know, over the years), but I love the show, warts, and horrible auditions, and all.
We started watching Season 1 because there was nothing else on that night. We were instantly hooked, though I did not vote that season. I enjoyed Kelly, rooted for her phonelessly, teared up a little at her win, and skipped From Justin to Kelly.
Though I may watch it sometime, if I have enough to drink beforehand.
I was never a Claymate (shudder), but I admit to falling in love with Clay Aiken the moment he opened his mouth.
On the other hand, I also fell in love with Ruben Studdard, Kimberley Locke, and Frenchie Davis, though I got over her in a hurry. I did finally pick up the phone toward the end of the season, but that was to divide my votes evenly between Ruben, Clay, and Kimberley so that Josh Gracin would be voted out (he has wormed his way back into my favor in the interim).