American Idol Has Decided To NOT Show “Bad” Auditions During New Revival
Posted: 6:22 am Tuesday, January 9th, 2018
The ABC revival of American Idol is returning in March on ABC and will be a little different this time around. Not only will there be three completely new judges, but the show has decided that it won’t be highlighting “bad” auditions the way that the FOX rendition of the show did. “One of the key things about the show is it shouldn’t feel manipulated or fake because 15 years ago, nobody had ever seen it and it was funny. Viewers know now, they’ve all watched all these shows in 15 years, and it doesn’t feel comfortable to put borderline unstable people up and laugh at them,” executive producer Trish Kinane said at ABC’s Television Critics Association press tour on Monday. “But that’s not to say we don’t want humor in Idol. Humor is a very important part of Idol, so if someone’s eccentric, slightly different or if they’ve got a different voice or if they do something we don’t normally hear, we’ll put that up, that’s fun. We want the humor but we don’t want the exploitation.” ALSO… it was just announced that Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan will be going head-to-head each night as the American Idol Reboot and The Voice will be airing at the same time on the same day! Monday nights will be for singing competition shows with country music judges…
American Idol premiers it’s new season with two shows on Sunday, March 11 and March 12th at 8pm ET, while season 14 of the Voice launches on Monday, February 26th at 8pm ET.