Few days ago, I had the itch to watch my American Idol Season 4 dvd and run a marathon again. I believe it’s one of the best season ever! Carrie Underwood and Bo Bice has got to be my most favorite Top 2 finalists. Although I admit I rooted for Bo back then, I still believe they’re the best final 2 and if only both of them can win that time. Watching it made me realize two things. First, I really really miss those great and early Idol seasons. I also got to watch the first three seasons, and even though not all of them sings and performs really well, you can feel the show’s sincerity and authenticity. Second, it’s making me sad, however, because now the show’s slowly losing its touch. I don’t know why or what’s happening, but it’s not giving me and most of its viewers the kind of excitement we used to feel before. Is it because of Paula’s absence? Because of the contestants not giving their all and not meeting the judges’ and viewer’s expectations? Because it’s Simon’s last season? Probably. And one can actually enumerate more reasons, which I won’t be discussing in this post. I’m just a bit disappointed on how this season is shaping up. I hope it’s not too late to save it though. I love the show and I’ve been a fan since the third season. Oh well, I guess we’ll all just have to wait and see.