It was brought up in another thread about the talent lacking on American Idol compared to Star Search and Nashville Star. It was suggested to start a new thread, so I thought I'd do just that. I totally agree...Star Search's 3 winners circle people blow away any of the AI people. Matter of fact, all but a few of the people on Star Search that have sung throughout this season are probably better. I don't watch Nashville Star, so I can't comment on it. I do know that I would buy a Jake Simpson or Freedom CD any day before any of the "top 12" on Idol. I'd love to know what others feel about this.