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'American Idol:' Will Tyler be acquired taste?

 This recent E! "American Idol" promotion - billed as exclusive - got me to thinking: Just how much of an acquired taste will Steven Tyler be?

  I mean, this is gonna take some real getting  used to.

  For 30-plus years, the world - and me - have gotten used to seeing him in one larger-than-life-lips-included way; now, he's reduced to the judging table. Watch these singers, too. They're all conventionally good, based on the snippet here, but Tyler is portrayed as some sort of goofy hyperbolic Kara or Paula...This feels like "Idol" is back in the business of BS manipulation. It feels really gross and phony.

  I dunno: This team is gonna take some getting used to...



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