I hate that Paula left the show. It always seems when something good is going well, someone gets out. I do not really care for Kara and did not watch the show as much because of her. I do like Ellen alot and with her upbeat personality she will give Simon just what he needs.
I really do wish the judges had something to do with the voting, like on Dancing with the Stars, because it's not fair the public's votes are the only ones that count. Good performers leave because of it being a popularity contest instead of a talent contest.