Hey Femm readers. For this evening’s article I wanted to talk about American Idol’s comeback. The show first aired on Fox in June 2002 and aired its last episode on
Fox and ended in April of 2016. The show consisted of fifteen consecutive seasons on Fox until it began to lose its viewers and rating after the failed judge panel that contained Mariah Carey and Niki Manji. A lot of people loved Idol because not only did it help produce amazing musical talent, but it also helped give chances to people that came from all walks of life. When the last episode aired, and the confetti was done falling Ryan Seacrest stood on stage as the lights when off when the audience heard him say ‘til next time.
This remark confused a lot of viewers. Most people thought he didn’t want to really say good-bye others thought he miss read his line or that he was just used to saying that at the end of each season. Only a few people guessed that Seacrest was hinting at the continuation of the series. Seacrest was correct in his statement because a year after the show was no longer on Fox it was announced that they would be doing another season on another network in time. The network that took Idol on was ABC. Idol just recently aired a few weeks ago on March 11th with 10.3 million views and having a rating 2.3 which is up to par with NBC’s last season of The Voice.
According to these ratings the Idol relaunch isn’t a huge spectacle to behold however, it’s not a total failure either. The show just finished with its auditions and is now heading into Hollywood week. This seasons judges consist of Lionel Richie, Katy Perry, and Luke Bryan. So far, most viewers seem to enjoy the trio. They are all experienced in the music industry and rightfully so but what I personally like about them is that they don’t have any drama between them.
They rarely fight or get too angry with on another. I’m also glad the show is back because it really does help to give opportunities to people who would otherwise severely struggle trying to break into the music industry without Idol’s training, help, and recognition. I mean look what it did for winners and contestants like Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Scotty McCreery, Chris Daughtry, Jordan Sparks, Fantasia, and others. To me it just has a more personal and heartfelt touch to it that makes it different to other shows like it. That’s all for this post ‘til next time.