The "New" American Idol Is the Same Old Song


Host Ryan Seacrest will walk us back into the show with its new judges' panel featuring Lionel Richie, Katy Perry, and Luke Bryant.

As usual, the first episodes of "American Idol" will revolve around the auditions, so those have been pretaped.

"I do remember Justin and I having the conversation before, and I was like, 'I don't want to win, I don't want to win, ' because we found out we had to do a movie", Clarkson told Entertainment Weekly in September.

For starters, the gimmick has been diluted by the numerous follow-up seasons (this will be the sixteenth "Idol") and various competitive shows.

"I've waited a lifetime for this!" shouts host Ryan Seacrest as the first episode of the revamped American Idol gets underway.

Grace Walker of San Juan Capistrano auditions on "American Idol" which after a one-year absence returns to TV on Sunday, March 11, 2018. ABC has two very successful and long-running reality franchises in "Dancing With the Stars" and "The Bachelor/ette", but it has been absolutely bad at launching and sustaining music-based competitions. The hopeful musician will not only walk away with the title of "American Idol", but their life will change forever.

Everyone's favorite singing competition, American Idol, is back from the dead-or, more aptly, American Idol is back from a nap.

The aforementioned criticism about talent pools notwithstanding, a few of the auditions are truly excellent from a vocal standpoint. But executives at ABC and Fremantle seem irked (and perhaps rightly) by the persistent questions about Idol's financial viability. But the last two years were untold decades in our psychological calendar, so maybe it's time.

Where all of Israel is located within one time zone, though, the US spans several, which made things much more complicated. I remind myself and I'm reminded and I'm inspired by all of their stories.

On Sunday, it plans to air a two-hour special, O.J. It does not leverage as proof of why "Idol" needed to return. They see the judges. The classic judges were, of course, Simon Cowell, known for his cutting but entertaining critiques, Paula Abdul, known for her tendency to not always make much sense, and Randy Jackson, known for not really feeling it, dawg. You know, America doesn't need another star. Richie, Perry, and Bryan are already "peas in a pod" as Bryan says in the premiere, according to Entertainment Weekly.

Watch the clip below to find out how the other two judges reacted. "He's the anchor for me", said Richie.

Richie also likes using his experience to benefit new talents.

The second episode of "American Idol" will air Monday at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

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