A perfect example was the contest with Carrie Underwood when Simon asked if country was the only type of song she could sing.Duh! She was a country singer, what else was expected of her?
Why are there four judges to comment on the performance of the contestants? It is a distraction and unnecessary.Three are more than sufficient.
Lastly, there is the unrealistic voting process that permits the same voter to vote multiple times simply by redialing. To make the voting more realistic, there should be a restriction on the number of votes that can be cast from the same phone as in all other contests on TV.
If the producers don't exercise more realism, there is danger that they will cook the goose that lays the golden eggs.
Do you think my assessment is fair?