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'American Idol': What are your season 10 pet peeves?

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As season 10 of American Idol continued last night, my biggest pet peeve of the season — the increased involvement of family in the Idoldome — hit a new high. I’m happy Scotty McCreery loves his grandma, but I don’t need to hear him say it during his performance. Even if it’s a genuine gesture, it comes off as a ploy to tug at voters’ heartstrings. Just sing. There’s time in the pre-song package and post-song interview to give grandma the national TV shout-out she deserves.

Another pet peeve being discussed around PopWatch HQ: The ladies’ use of dramatic pageant arm.

Your turn.

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