TV show host Ryan Seacrest reveals that the famed results show of “American Idol,” which is divided within two nights for the performance and the results, will be aired in a single night for the next season.
In May 2014, Fox revealed that during to the show’s waning ratings, “American Idol” will air as a “two-hour show on one night for most of its run” in its new season in 2015. This may then result to the elimination of the results show aired at the end of the week. And now the show’s host confirms this announcement.
The Hollywood Reporter reports that during the Z100 Jingle Ball held in New York on Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, Seacrest reveals the changes to be expected for the 14th season. One of which is the change of episode transitions, particularly the results show.
“[It will be] one night when we get to the final stage, the Top 10, there will be one night of performances and results all in one night. So there won't be a ‘wait ‘til tomorrow night.' There won't be a ‘Coming up, coming up, coming up.' We are going to put it all… in one night. So that will be exciting,” revealed Seacrest as published on The Hollywood Reporter.
Aside from the show’s air time, there are also other changes set up for the next season to be aired on Jan. 7, 2015, which are reportedly hoped to affect the contestants and the quality of their upcoming performances.
One such change will be of the season’s judges, Harry Connick Jr., Jennifer Lopez and Keith Urban to be shown spending more time with the contestants. Seacrest says that the three judges have found amazing talents among the group and that they are happy to be given a chance to get to know the group better.
Another major addition Seacrest reveals is of the involvement of the former winners of the show to some parts of the season.
“Now that we’ve been on for such a long time, you’ve got mentors in these Idols and they come back with some real experience to talk about.”
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