I know American Idol was one of the first reality show of this type, but just because it came first doesn't mean it was the best. Now starting it's 10th season, American Idol has new judges because even Simon realized it's terrible. I have only seen a few episodes but I am tired of hearing and reading about it. Also I hate Ryan Seacrest and I think American Idol is how he got his start so that just makes me hate it more. Now, if you want to see some real talent, watch So You Think You Can Dance. Those contestants are incredible!
(PS- In the interest of full disclosure I should mention that I do like Kelly Clarkson. I am very glad for her but that was season 1 and now it's 10.)