I agree with the live taping rather than pretaped. Involve the home audience with tweets or texts like the Voice does for the save.
More generic clues early on, more vague - i honestly kept hoping that somebody under the costume was different than the Vulture article said and everybody guessed on the Internet. It made it boring for me.
Too many reaction shots from the judges overall. Distracting. My dream panel would be Robin (I don’t like him as a person but he was fine as a judge), Nicole (same), Kenan Thompson, and Joel McHale. Get rid of the stupidity in the middle of the panel.
Dream contestants - John Stamos is good (he was also on Glee), Jayma Mays (also Glee), Joey McIntyre (NKOTB), Katharine McPhee (Idol and Empire), Neil Patrick Harris, Alyson Hanigan (she did well on Buffy’s musical episode)
After Celeb Big Brother, I would prefer no Joey Lawrence. Please no Jane Lynch either.