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'American Idol' returns Sunday with a new look

'American Idol' returns Sunday with a new look

Less than two years have passed since American Idol ended its 15-season run on Fox, but already it's being brought back from the dead - or more like awakened from temporary slumber - by ABC, who last year acquired the rights to the singing-competition series that launched all the other singing-competition series.

He explains, "I think sometimes, when they write their songs, they don't stretch as much as they do when they're singing someone else's song".

I was initially concerned that the show was again going in the celebrity judge direction, and especially after her hosting of the MTV Video Music Awards, Katy Perry's expensive casting did not give me hope. "They need, like, a real legit American Idol". Simon Cowell became an overnight sensation in America simply because he wasn't nice to contestants!

A good part of that is the chemistry of the new judges - pop star Katy Perry, country singer Luke Bryan and Mr.

What do you think are the American Idol 16 ratings expectations, and do you have any desire at all to watch? But just when music lovers were beginning to get over it, ABC announced its return with Season 16 a year ago after acquiring the rights to the series.




EPISODE 2 OFFICIAL ABC SYNOPSIS: "American Idol" heads to New York, Savannah, Los Angeles and New Orleans as the search for America's next superstar continues on its new home on America's network ... streaming and on demand. I remind myself and I'm reminded and I'm inspired by all of their stories. Longtime host Ryan Seacrest has returned to the series. iHeartRadio DJ Bobby Bones is set to be the mentor for the Top 24 contestants this season. Yet the music is just starting, and, if nothing else, ABC's determination to bring back "American Idol" is emerging as the most intriguing programming ploy of the current season. We see, as before, crowds of would-be contestants eager to prove they have what it takes for a "golden ticket to Hollywood" and next-round tryouts. While they've corned the market on people looking for love in all the wrong places thanks to The Bachelor and Bachelorette franchises, they've had no luck launching an Idol or The Voice of their own.

"What kind of star do you want?" the "Fireworks" singer continued. Channing Dungey, ABC's Entertainment president told THR that "we stand by the results of the investigation". "Tell us more, '" Perry joked to GMA. You will definitely not rediscover the magic that made "American Idol" so special in the early and mid-2000s.

Fox, which had broken with American Idol producer FremantleMedia over, among other things, the network's desire to postpone any reboot till 2020, isn't exactly taking the high road on the show's move to ABC.

The revamped American Idol will premiere on Sunday, March 11.


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