“American Idol” has lost its touch in making its audience yearn for every episode. Despite having talented singers in its previous seasons, the show has failed to capture the attention of the public eye. With the announcement of the show’s fourteenth season, what can fans expect from it? Will there be some changes made to revive its lost spark? Read on for more details.
Bearing the title “American Idol” holds quite a huge amount of responsibility, especially after the likes of Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Hudson, Chris Daughtry and Carrie Underwood have established their names in the music industry after starring in “American Idol.” After a few seasons, though, the show has noticeably lost its touch and spark. According to USA Today, the show’s Season 13 has received a 20 percent ratings drop and is now trailing behind NBC’s “The Voice.”
The show has also received criticisms about its previous season winners, claiming that the show has a pattern of having men who play guitars as their winner (Lee DeWyze in Season 9, Scott McCreery in Season 10 and Phillip Phillips in 11), with other fans claiming that other singers deserved the title more. So can fans expect a newer and fresher “American Idol” as it premieres on Jan. 7, 2015?
New season, new judge, new format… and maybe some new tricks too?
New judge, Scott Borchetta, will replace long time judge Randy Jackson. He will judge a new batch of hopefuls alongside Harry Connick Jr., Ryan Seacrest and Jennifer Lopez. Can Borchetta bring some fresh perspective to the show? Let’s cross our fingers and hope that he brings something new to the table.
According to Connick Jr., they are looking for kids who are ready to welcome the experience and face the challenges of being in the show. He said that last season, there were a lot of “talented kids [who] didn’t do that well” and blamed lack of experience and nervousness for that. He added that those who want to be in the show should be “able to perform on cue” and that they’re looking for someone who doesn’t just have a great voice, but rather, they want someone who has the whole package.
The show will also go through format changes, add a bit of twist to its usual program. Contestants from Season 14 will hold a live performance at the House of Blues in LA before the announcement of the Top 24. Performance and elimination rounds will also be shown in the same episode.
The Season 14 of the “American Idol” premieres on Jan. 7, 2015 on FOX and will feature auditions from Nashville hopefuls. Seacrest previously hinted that they will be introducing the Top 24 before airing the auditions. True to his word, the show has released a promo clip, which gives its fans a sneak preview of the show’s Top 24.
There you have it for the latest news on “American Idol” Season 14. Stay tuned on Movie News Guide (MNG) for more updates.