I love Simon, he can judge, speak, and has a personality. Last years judges, especially Britney added nothing to the show. I love to watch her on stage, but as a judge, boring. She said about 10 words at the most. I did not think I would watch American Idol this year when I heard who the judges were. Boy, was I wrong. They are funny and entertaining, it's a hit again. I can only watch 10 people sing the same songs over and over again, but the judges really make the show fun.