If you thought "American Idol" had reached its apex of depressing Wednesday night with the heart-wrenching story of Chris Medina, whose audition was inspired by his brain-injured fiance, sit down: Last night's episode was even sadder. There was a guy in overalls whose family has taken in 700 foster kids (mostly special needs children) over the past 23 years, a girl whose beloved cousin is suffering from a brain tumor, and a Steven Tyler who didn't say one funny thing.
In the first three episodes of "Idol" 's tenth season, Tyler racked up 30 incredible comments, broke out into his own songs (using a pack of mints for percussion), and barked like a dog. This was the Steven Tyler we wanted to see -- the guy who zigged when he should have zagged, performed Aerosmith tunes at a Home Depot, and used a magazine rather than a telephone to contact Joe Perry.
Maybe we put unrealistic expectations on Tyler -- he is just one man. One man who loves scarves. Because at the Nashville "Idol"Read More »from ‘American Idol’ Is So Sad When Steven Tyler Doesn’t Say Anything Amazing