Where is Simon when you need him most?
And American Idol certainly needed the critically-eared Brit last night when the top 13 guys took the Hollywood stage for the first time.
It was overall an unimpressive lot, though it was collectively their first time on live television. However, the judging trio of Randy Jackson, Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler gave all 13 performers six thumbs up.
They raved, gushed and admired the singers without any real judging going on at all. Since they won’t do it, we will.