Here Me Out: American Idol Needs More Auditions, But Way Fewer Family Members

Here Me Out: American Idol Needs More Auditions, But Way Fewer Family Members

The problem is, while positive examples definitely exist, American Idol is throwing too many of these moments at us in each episode. After seeing those two, plus Mary Jo Young, Hunter Metts, and others also welcoming their families to meet the judges, I had nothing left to give when Ronda Felton brought her mother out at the episode's end. It was a performance so great that it moved judge Lionel Richie to tears, and yet as soon as Ronda's mom came out to sing The Commodores with him, I couldn't help but roll my eyes at what was probably an amazing moment for her.