I feel bad for this year’s contestants. They are missing out on all the extras like voice coaches, style experts, stage movement, camaraderie with other contestants, reactions from the crowd and judges, and the whole big stage experience. Nobody’s fault, of course. It sounds like we’re going from 20 to 10 on the first vote. I miss the olden days. Remember seasons like Adam’s with all the glitz and bang? The Ruben/Clay showdown? The three-diva season Fantasia won that launched Jennifer Hudson? Good times.