Steven Tyler’s Original Opinion on American Idol: “This Show Sucks”

All of America is waiting just a few more hours to find out who will win “American Idol.” Yet, that doesn’t mean that everyone has to like the show…most specifically, Steven Tyler, himself.

According to an interview with E! Online after last night’s live show, Tyler says that he never liked the idea of “American Idol”, and never actually wanted to do the show:

“I never wanted to do ‘American Idol…I turned around and said, ‘The show sucks. How can kids be [an] American idol? They haven’t played clubs, they haven’t paid their dues, they haven’t done what we did.'”

But now, after a full season in the judge’s chair, his feelings have turned completely:

“I was wrong. They are out there, we just have to wade through a bunch of them.”

So who does Tyler think will win tonight’s competition? His money is on finalist Lauren Aliana:

“She doesn’t even try to hit the notes, the words just go to that place…Everybody else is trying to hit the notes, and she’s never had that problem with pitch… She’s been perfect and right and great. I circled her months ago and said ‘American Idol.'”

The season finale airs tonight on FOX. And in celebration, here is a montage of some of Tyler’s most ridiculous moments from the auditions phase!

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