Tuesday, 25 September, 2018

What to expect to see on the return of 'American Idol'

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Jeannette Daniel | 12 March, 2018, 09:25

Kelly Ripa auditioned for "American Idol", and it was clear by Katy Perry's reaction that her success on television does not translate to music.

However, months before its premiere, "Idol" had, shall we say, a rocky start.

The American Idol victor is determined by television viewers through public voting. It airs on Fox from 2002 and ended with it 15th season in 2016. Still, numerous show's essential elements have been retained, including Ryan Seacrest as host. Also intact is the goal of finding a music star - one such as Carrie Underwood, who built a blockbuster career after winning "Idol" in 2005 and whose voice-over opens the ABC show.

The judges agreed and told the aspiring singer that she would have a better time finding success as a Broadway actress in NY and of course, Kobe had some issues with that. In the end, the judges did offer Ripa a ticket to Hollywood - but there was a catch.

The reboot of the hit singing show, "American Idol" is set to make its debut on ABC tonight. Do you want someone who can just play...bars...? You have different contestants.

The production company that produces the show, FremantleMedia, made it abundantly clear to the show's former home that this is a format they won't change.


For the judges, the new "American Idol" represents a chance to put their stamp on a job held by a succession of celebrity panelists.

How can I watch it?

Richie said the goal is to find more than a singer: "We are looking for an artist, and that's going to require our expertise". "It was special", Perry said while trying to let her down gently. As we get closer to the real deal I can nearly feel that we're going to be able to voice our opinions, ' he said, before adding the fighting words: 'I'm bringing my mace!'

"What kind of star do you want?".

Though there may be some disagreement on the rankings of the judging panels that followed, anyone who's ever watched "American Idol" will agree that the original Simon Cowell-Randy Jackson-Paula Abdul combination was the best and most effective. It reigned as TV's No. 1 series for nine years, peaking with 30 million viewers an episode in 2006. But by all indications, they're aware that the last few seasons of "American Idol" didn't exactly produce memorable names.

"'American Idol' and I have always been circling each other", she says, "and it just hasn't been the right timing".

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