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Published: Wednesday, Jan. 15 2014 5:00 p.m. MST

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J-TX
Allen, TX

I watched the first half of night 1 yesterday. Not only are the judges new, but the format for the auditions is fresh, with more emphasis on finding a star than on the drama and all the bizzarros looking to express their individuality and alternative lifestyles.

Connick, Jr and Lopez are great additions. With Urban they won't be as controversial as Carey/Minaj or Simon Cowell, so maybe those looking for sensationalism won't tune in.

But as a father, I feel more confident having my family watch with this crew and stylistic approach.

Kouger
Lehi, UT

Both Urban and Lopez have tattoos, I wonder if they were - or will be - offended. It's a two against one battle so I won't be surprised if there will be a morality melee sometimes during the season.

patriot
Cedar Hills, UT

what??? Making Idol more family friendly will increase ratings? I thought Family Values were racist...etc..??

jjacks
Mesa, AZ

We've been longtime Idol fans, but in the last few years it has gotten sleazy and filthy. In fact, we stopped watching for a while. However, last night was refreshing. I very much appreciated Harry Connick Jr.'s comments about tattoos and lyrics. He is absolutely right. He is honest, yet tactful and kind. I am looking forward to the rest of the Idol season hoping that it will return to the cleaner, wholesome days it once knew.

gee-en
Salt Lake City, UT

Very funny first episode for American Idol. Harry Connick Jr. had our family rolling...

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