The season got of to a tremendous start, one of the best audition shows so far. It's set up similarly to the Idol auditions, a mix of talented hopefuls, deluded weirdos, sob stories, and untalented narcicists who want to see themselves on TV. The breakers and bboys are always highlights. Some of the physical feats of strength and flexibility are simply amazing. There was one popper at the end of the show whose 10 minute segment was so superhumanly incredible and so endlessly entertaining that it was a greater experience than the total sum highlights of this past Idol. It was 10 minutes of "I can't wipe the smile off of my face" joy, and my wife actually starting clapping. As a side note, the judges are sooo much better than Idol -- Nigel gives the Simonesque acerbic criticisms, but Mary trumps Paula in every way and the third rotating judge is trumps anything Randy says or does. Auditions continue Mon, Wed, and Thurs.