Hi there, Idol Nation! Don decided to take his family on vacation this week, and has asked me to step in. Here’s the thing. Don and I have had several rather heated debates over the state of this show, and we don’t agree on it. He thinks either Scotty or Lauren will win in a walk, and easily sell millions of records. I don’t think it’s that simple. In my opinion, what started out as a promising season, full of new blood and lots of talent, has been a little disappointing. It’s suffered from a lack of actual judging by the judges and the too strict adherence to a script that was used to help achieve the producers’ desired outcome rather than actually nurture the talent with helpful tips about how to improve their performances.