But don’t worry Idol fanatics, Hudson isn’t discounting what the singing competition did for her career. “American Idol changed the face of television,” she continued. “So, not everyone can say that. And, it’s always been a phenomenon. I’m proud to have come from American Idol, so I just say, go out on top.”
Now in its 12th season, American Idol isn’t the ratings juggernaut it once was, but it still posts incredibly impressive ratings for a show that’s more than a decade old. And while Aiken thinks Idol focuses too much on the judges these days, Phillip Phillips’ massive success with the coronation song “Home” would suggest that Idol fans still have lots of love for the contestants.
What do you think? Should Idol quit while it’s still ahead? Or does it still have a few good years left in it? Sound off in the comments below!