Clay Aiken Slams Premiere Episode of 'American Idol's' Final Season: 'I've Watched Root Canals More Entertaini

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Clay Aiken got his start on American Idol, but he is not impressed by what he’s seeing on the singing competition’s final season.

“Watching @americanidol for the first time in a decade,” Aiken tweeted on Wednesday. “You never know what you've got til it's gone.”

The season two runner-up quickly started dishing out snark, tweeting that he could tell “why the ratings are down” and mocking the judges’ “boring ass responses.”

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“It's VERY clear now that @SimonCowell was the reason @AmericanIdol was a hit,” he added. “I've watched root canals more entertaining than these judges.”

Aiken, 37, did show some love to the auditions from his hometown of Raleigh, North Carolina, but quickly got bored again after they were done.

“These judges have put me to sleep!” he tweeted. “I'm changing over to watch my girl @tyrabanks on @black_ishabc.”

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Later, Aiken returned to clarify his rant, protesting that the reason for his disappointment is because he loves the singing competition show so much.

“When your favorite team that you've cheered for for years happens to play a shitty game, you're absolutely allowed to be upset about it,” he wrote. “We're all more critical of the things we care about most.”

“When you really love something you only want the best for it, and you have high expectations from those you know are capable of it,” Aiken continued.

Maybe he’s still miffed that he lost out to Ruben Studdard?


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