If you happen to’ve been being attentive to the world of TV and movie (we assume you might be, because you’re right here on CinemaBlend), you will discover one pattern that appears to be dominating the leisure panorama: nostalgia. And with nostalgia proving to be extraordinarily worthwhile, nearly any property has the potential to make a return. This contains American Idol, which is gearing up for its premiere at its new residence on ABC. Whereas Ryan Seacrest is back as host and producer, there is a new panel of judges made up of Katy Perry, Luke Bryan, and Lionel Ritchie. And it looks as if the trio of newcomers might be approaching the job completely different than previous judges, particularly aiming to foster younger expertise fairly than convey anybody down. Luke Bryan lately teased this, saying:
We’re artists, not report firm executives or critics. These 15 and 16 12 months olds are nonetheless a few years away, however you may see their promise, the potential. We’re not there to discourage them. If we phrase it mistaken, they could hand over all up.
It appears like American Idol might be a bit extra type than its authentic incarnation, which noticed Simon Cowell gleefully ripping aside contestants in the course of the authentic auditions. This dynamic was a part of what put Idol on the map, as Cowell typically tore down the parents who viewers weren’t keen on. Plus, there was the connection between the much more light Paula Abdul, which was an excellent dynamic within the present’s early years.
Katy Perry appears to even be cognizant of how she’s critiquing potential contestants on the present. She lately informed Variety that, though she’s additionally a bit blunt, she needs to watch out to not be particularly impolite or tear down the hopefuls that she’s tasked with judging.
Younger children take issues to coronary heart. I could be sarcastic as all get out, and even a bit of snarky. Like Simon, I am additionally a truth-teller, a straight shooter. However on the finish of the day, I am not right here to inform anybody they suck. It is not about that.
It appears like we’re about to get a really completely different first season of American Idol on ABC than throughout its run on FOX. And contemplating it is solely been a year or so because the OG TV singing competitors went off the air, making a lot of these adjustments will probably assist Idol to as soon as once more seize a captive viewers. As a substitute of feeling like simply one other season of the present, maybe the brand new judges will assist the brand new incarnation of American Idol stand by itself two toes.