May 03, 2011 09:00 AM by Lisa Princ
We all know him as FOX‘s nice judge this season on American Idol, and in a recent interview Steven Tyler explains why he is so easy on the contestants in comparison to how Simon Cowell handled the contestants in his time on the show. Keep reading to hear what the Aerosmith front man had to say!
Steven Tyler has definitely stepped into Paula Abdul’s shoes on American Idol in that he always has positive critique for the contestants, but why is that? In an interview with USA Today, Steven said “It’s not a show about criticism. It’s a show of hope. We’re not putting people down. We brought talent to be reckoned with this year. Look at the beautiful people we got out of it. I don’t want to be harsh with them. I don’t want to say, ‘What’s wrong with you? Who told you to pick that song?’ Well, I can blame that on (music producer) Jimmy Iovine. The kids don’t know any better. I’m angry because they won’t let me back there to work with the kids myself.”
Steven went on to share that prior judge Kara DioGuardi was the one who recommended him for the judging gig and he adds “I knew I could be beneficial to a show that was tanking. I also thought, ‘This could fail miserably.’” Well Mr. Tyler, the show is certainly not failing with you there as the ratings remain good and the fans and viewers seem to adore him more than anyone else. Steven Tyler definitely gives the contestants hope each week and maybe that is just what this show needed. What do you think? Comment and share your thoughts with us!
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