- The judges. These guys are the reason AI changed its format this year. The camaraderie, the joking, the support...they are a joy to watch.
- Adam Levine. He makes me laugh so much. Plus pretty.
- Usher. I'll admit, I didn't have much of an opinion about Usher before he judged the first time, but he completely won me over then. He is not afraid of the tough love and tells his singers what they need to hear, not what they want to hear.
- The performances tend to be a lot more polished than what AI has been putting out the past few years. Already, there have been some real standouts.
Why on earth is everybody having so many problems staying in their seats this season? Adam and Shakira keep standing up in the middle of performances.
My favorite performance so far: