1. Both were more interesting 4 years ago.
2. Wacky characters in the early rounds.
3. Biased Fox coverage.
4. Afghanistan never comes up.
5. Both controlled by corporations.
6. Utterly nondescript TV hosts.
7. Your vote doesn't matter.
8. Randy Jackson's input is irrelevant.
9. Elaborate confetti-filled primetime productions.
10. The winner basically signed away their right to any control of their career.
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