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.
The comedy is part of what made that show!
"American Idol" reboot has finally aired on ABC on Sunday night! So far, at this early going, she's the show's brightest spot.
"That voice is not going to work for records", Richie said bluntly, and then added a bit condescendingly, "We are looking for an idol for popular music".
Alyssa Raghu is only 15, but Katy Perry has already proclaimed her as "Top 10" for the season. Seacrest recently faced sexual harassment allegations, and the Idol producers have stood behind him. For example, he is not there before and after every audition. I was in their shoes 10 years ago. Luke: "want to hang out, chug a lot of beer and make some bad decisions - for American Idol, it's a no".
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That kind of hypocrisy is something American Idol is particularly good at. I give that audition a A- and they give her a golden ticket! It's just covered it up. As promised, the episode on Sunday did not highlight bad auditions.
The days of William Hung are not over for American Idol.
It's been almost two years since the show aired what was to be its final season, before being picked up for a reboot by ABC.
Perhaps sensing some general need for respite - from unpleasantness, cruelty, bullies - ABC resurrects an American Idol that's cozily familiar, reassuring even, with the franchise's recognizable markers intact and the spikier inclinations of previous incarnations left behind.
The 68-year-old singer told People in a group interview that though he is ready to take on his fellow judges Katy Perry and Luke Bryan, he hasn't needed to get too passionate yet. The three luminaries in chart-topping have not had much time to gel as one, but clearly displayed camaraderie in discovering the gifts of the young hopefuls before them, and already were willing to forgo first judgments and offer a second chance to one young artist and father. Katy danced with the talented crooner as he sang, and Lionel admitted he was "unique" and "killed it". They even give themselves credit for doing that, another dig at The Voice, though an entirely earned one. ABC is planning to bring back the show to life. Lionel, Katy and Luke did you hear what the home audience heard? hearing? This quirky, amusing girl is off to a great start and Katy Perry adores her.