Why The Revival Of 'American Idol' Might Just Work

What you need to know about the return of'American Idol

"Or do you want to fill arenas?" "When you see people who are super famous on TV or social media you don't think about what they are like as human beings, I mean, but walking in there was freakish, surreal, amazing, emotional, but super weird at the same time", Sohmer said. But it didn't come back.

Fun fact: Three people involved in "The One" - judge Kara DioGuardi and singers Syesha Mercado and Jackie Mendez - wound up on later seasons of "American Idol". A troubling tone to set in the premiere: Here's a judge who's already second-guessing his own opinions.

Unlike The Bachelor, which has struggled to find nonwhite people to participate, American Idol has always had a balance of racial and gender diversity. They are all musicians whose careers are in different genres.

If you loved the old audition shows for their viciousness and occasional freak-show vibe, a Disneyfied Idol might not be for you.

Will there ever be a truly blunt Idol judge again? I won't crucify anyone this year for being nice, even if they're just performatively nice.

The "American Idol" reboot kicks off this weekend, and new judge Katy Perry may be your best reason to watch. That singer who Richie refuses, but then saves? I remind myself and I'm reminded and I'm inspired by all of their stories. Considering Idol's uplifting goal of elevating unknowns to a national spotlight this seems like a good plan and really also an extension of what we were seeing on FOX in the final seasons there too. "And they're gonna be like, 'You sent me home!' And I'm like, 'Hey, thanks for proving me wrong'".

After a brief introduction, Ripa launched into a rendition of "Why Don't You Do Right?" that the surprised judges tactfully described as "unique" and "something they've never seen before".

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"CONTESTANT: "'Oh my gosh!

All of that, and still choruses of doubt greet this kinder, gentler incarnation of "American Idol".

"All I can tell you is that I've invited friendsto my house to watch the show".

Where all of Israel is located within one time zone, though, the US spans several, which made things much more complicated. We're artists, and we know exactly how to critique talent, so all the things that I was going to put in my video and my CD and my master class, I'm actually going to be able to tell the "students" in person. As a pop star, Perry's in a tricky place on this show, and there are moments when you can see her switch on her public persona, Goofy Katy Your Pal With The Cartoon Eyes.

There is honor in being the glue, a friendly face on a panel between two far extremes.

More than once, they're cautious about who they send through to Hollywood, either doing so with warnings or sometimes saying no to someone who's good but just not good for this.

Perry has dubbed the new judging crew the 'dream team, ' but will any of them be harsh enough to carry on Simon Cowell's tradition of brutal criticism?

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