Best: Steven Tyler
It took a bit of getting used to. First, we had to get over the loss of Simon Cowell. Then we had to acclimate ourselves to some howling, yowling rock star of yesteryear telling us which contestants sank or swam. It didn’t take long, however, for Aerosmith's Steven Tyler to win the hearts of America and prove once again that the producers of “Idol” know exactly what they’re doing. Weird, charming and utterly likeable, the still-rocking rock star became the show’s greatest asset, as well as the source of its most memorable quotes. (Highlights include: "Slap that baby on the a** and call me Christmas," "Well, hellfire, save matches, **** a duck and see what hatches,” and "Don't sweat the petty things and don't pet the sweaty things.”) All of which makes it an even bigger shame that his days with the show are over, as he announced earlier this week. —XFINITY Entertainment Staff (Photo: Jordan Strauss, AP Images)
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