Published: Fri, January 12, 2018
Life&Culture | By Rose Hansen

'American Idol' Is Getting Rid of Bad Auditions…But Why?

'American Idol' Is Getting Rid of Bad Auditions…But Why?

The American Idol reboot is nearly here, and while viewers will likely be pretty familiar with the format, executive producer Trish Kinane shared at ABC's Television Critics Association press tour on Monday that the show will be doing away with its custom of showcasing contestants' less-than-stellar auditions. While they each come from diverse backgrounds, both personally and professionally, Perry, Bryan and Richie have clicked together, and even covered a Jackson Five song during a TCA cocktail party.

Also, when contestants like the iconically bad William Hung managed to take the mud-slinging in stride, it actually made the humor somehow more palatable - if they were in on the joke, couldn't we be, too? There's been a lot of talk about how is this show different. "They need, like, a real legit 'American Idol,'" Katy said. When they start singing and they are moving me emotionally, I get wrapped up in the moment. Richie shared that he was at a point in his career where he was being offered videos teaching students about the art of making music. One new judge does sort of remind her of mean old Simon, though: "Katy is very blunt".

The panel thinks now is the right time for an "American Idol" revival because of how fractured the entertainment landscape is. "That's why America loves it - because at the core people do love talent over just aesthetics all the time, and it is based off merit", Kelly said.

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Fred VanVleet continues to turn heads after notching a career high of 22 points with six three's, four rebounds and four assists. So Coach Dwane Casey sought to change things.

If you're a fan of both Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton, then chances are you'll be setting your DVR quite a bit this spring, because the two country superstars are literally about to go head-to-head on prime time television. "That's what American Idol is".

The Hollywood Reporter's Dan Fienberg asked the judges: "Can you name any of the last three American Idol winners, and what can you do to kind of reverse that trend and get the Idol winners back in the headlines?"

We can't wait to watch Katy show off that rebellious authenticity she prides herself on when American Idol premieres on ABC on March 11! It's a crowded place, and I take it really seriously, sometimes to my detriment.

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