Clay Aiken watched American Idol for the first time in a long time Wednesday night, and he doesn't like how the show's changed since he was on. He took to Twitter to maybe burn bridges and theorize about why Fox is ending the show this season:
Well... now I know why the ratings are down. 😴— Clay Aiken (@clayaiken) January 7, 2016
Oh good Lord... those boring ass responses from the judges!? Where is Simon when you need him!? That guy need a hook to pull him off stage.— Clay Aiken (@clayaiken) January 7, 2016
The judges Aiken is not a fan of are Jennifer Lopez, Harry Connick Jr. and Keith Urban. In Aiken's era, the judges were Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, and Randy Jackson. Cowell consistently stole the show with his acerbic barbs and honest criticism.
He backtracked slightly, saying he loves the show and just wants it to be as good as it can be:
When you really love something you only want the best for it, and you have high expectations from those you know are capable of it.— Clay Aiken (@clayaiken) January 7, 2016
It'll be interesting to see if Aiken will be one of the Idols past who makes an appearance to stroll down memory lane in this final season. That would lead to some awkward elevator conversation.