Former American Idol finalist disses the show Clay Aiken Tue-18-Dec-12 07:58 Share this By Jay-Jay Feeney One of the earlier American idol runners up Clay Aiken is having a moan about how the TV show has evolved. He says there is now too much focus on the judges. "Idol back in those days was about the contestants. Kelly Clarkson and Justin [Guarini] and Tamyra [Gray] and Nikki McKibbin, they were all the stars of the show." "When I was on, Ruben [Studdard] and myself and Kimberley Locke were the stars of the show. Now Idol is about the judges. I don't even know if they remember there are contestants anymore." You May Also Like Kimbra covered on American Idol, Steven Tyler says the song is 'changing music' Adam Lambert takes his boyfriend to American Idol final Gaga goes blue for Idol final Become a fan of The Edge on Facebook and on Twitter .