American Idol Finale Live Chat: Scotty McCreery versus Lauren Alaina
American Idol remade itself this season after the departure of Simon Cowell. While some people loved the changes—particularly the new judges, Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler—and the viewership went up, this season was not an unqualified success. Which side were you on? Join Idol columnist Richard Rushfield and other pundits for a live chat about how the season went. The chat kicks off on Thursday at 1 p.m. EDT.