Well, apparently the producers at American Idol have chosen to ignore my advice and believe that signing Mariah Carey as a judge is the way to increase ratings. I know I keep saying that the judges don't make me want to watch, but have you seen the previews for X Factor while you are watching other shows on FOX? There are some clips of Britney where she is perfectly coiffed. There are others where it looks like she has had 40 cigarette breaks outside in a windstorm and doesn't want anyone to touch her hair or her makeup and just wants to get the day over. There won't be many Britney moments during the first part of the season, but those live shows. Those are what I want to see. But, why am I watching it? To see a possible trainwreck, not for the actual talent. Mariah doesn't make me want to watch Idol and now the judges have spent $18M thinking it will. Now, if this was Mariah about 10 years ago and on the edge, then I would probably watch for her, but only because of what she might say or do.