Last night's "American Idol" debuted in Boston, Mass., where we saw some great contestants with decent pipes. Of course, we also saw the not-so-great contestants who have no clue how awful they are. There is more buzz about the judges, with Simon Cowell leaving, and the guest judge, Victoria Beckham, who was filling in for...

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Last night’s “American Idol” debuted in Boston, Mass., where we saw some great contestants with decent pipes. Of course, we also saw the not-so-great contestants who have no clue how awful they are. There is more buzz about the judges, with Simon Cowell leaving, and the guest judge, Victoria Beckham, who was filling in for Ellen DeGeneres.

“Lady V” is getting criticized for her crazy gaunt appearance from the DailyMail. It’s no wonder they didn’t do many close-ups last night! She was really no more than wallpaper and added very little interesting commentary.

There’s some buzz that Ryan Seacrest will take Cowell’s judge position, mentioned on Newser. I don’t know about you, but I think Seacrest is better at the commentary and supporting the contestants than judging them. I’d be surprised if this happened.

If Utah’s contestant Justin Williams looked familiar to you, it’s because he was on last season and almost made it to the voting rounds. During Hollywood Week he was in a group with eventual finalists Kris Allen and Matt Giaurd as well as India Morrison. He sounded pretty good in Season 8, but he’s definitely grown a little more facial hair and improved his singing in the last year.

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You’ll want to check this out too. Williams covering David Archuleta‘s “Crush”:

What do you think of Williams? Is he too handsome for Top 12?