You don't have to go to Hollywood to judge the American Idol contestants.
You can do it in the comfort of your own home.
Steps Watch each contestant's performance, and evaluate it based on vocal quality, showmanship, and appearance (in that order).
If you like, give each contestant a score between 1 and 10 in each of these areas.
Be impartial! Don't vote based on your loyalty to the contestant you happen to favor.
Be a fair judge and vote based on the scores you have given as a judge.
Tally up the points and vote for the best contestant, whether you're a fan or not.
Write down what the contestant needs to work on.
Stage presence? Vocal ability? Confidence? Keep your list and see if they've improved on those things that you noticed by the next week, or even by the end of the season.
Decide what contestant you think should be eliminated.
A big part of idol is the eliminations.
They're sad, but they have to happen.
Again, be impartial with this.
If your favorite person totally bombed it, it's only fair to decide that they should be sent home.
Towards the end of the season, pick songs that you think the remaining contestants should sing.
There's always that one episode where the judges pick songs for the contestants.
Pick a song that you think each of the remaining contestants should sing.
Watch the show and see if the judges chose the same song that you did! Tips If you watch Idol with a couple of friends, it can be fun to take on the roles of the official judges.
For example, one can be Randy Jackson, one can be Jennifer Lopez and a third can be Steven Tyler.
Hang on to your scorecards and look at them during the next season, to see if the current contestants are better than the previous batch.
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