A year ago last night I was staying at a hotel in Beverly Hills and when I was in the lobby I saw American Idol contestants milling around, checking in (and out). Coming out of the elevator, all of a sudden was face to face with Phillip Phillips and Heejun Han and asked them point blank in they made it through to the Top Ten (the show was airing in an hour or so) - they said they weren’t supposed to say anything but indicated that ‘yes’ they did. Last night’s show brought me back. I admit it, I really like watching Idol. I have seen a total of 30 minutes of The Voice, X Factor and America’s Got Talent in the past year, no interest whatsoever. Idol? Different story. They have cracked the code for the winners to become industry home runs. This year the girls are terrific, don’t you think?