'American Idol' is officially back - can it overcome its rocky start?

Mar 12, 2018, 06:28
'American Idol' is officially back - can it overcome its rocky start?

You can also live stream on ABC official website (only for viewers in the U.S. and its territories), HULU or PlayStation Vue. The show was canceled by Fox, its first home.

While American Idol is still the show that locks one of the two exit doors and only uses footage of that mistake against the bad singers, it is also still the show that finds and elevates young vocal talent.

By giving fans instant access to millions of songs, streaming services further dampen the impact of music competition series.

CARRIE UNDERWOOD: And so the adventure begins to uncover the finest talent this nation has to offer.

On Sunday, it plans to air a two-hour special, O.J. The other stars graded the performances, and at the end of each episode the two lowest-ranked contestants had a sing-off. "They all looked like handsome models standing right in front of me".

DEGGANS: Country star Bryan joins pop star Katy Perry and R&B legend Lionel Richie as judges.

UNIDENTIFIED SINGER #1: (Singing) But someday we'll find it, the rainbow connection.

With all of the success of NBC's "The Voice" overshadowing it's older, trailblazing singing-competition show, the student became the master.

Will it be awkward with Ryan Seacrest out there?

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There are other odd pronouncements, such as when Seacrest arrives on set, just a year and a few months after the Fox show ended, and declares, "I've waited a lifetime for this". His brand has been tarnished recently by allegations of sexual harassment that he denies.

The one thing missing? It has a huge heart.

"We really encourage them". Yeahhhh ... maybe you should just call him Ron.

DEGGANS: And we hear from another hopeful who survived a tough childhood.

"I arrived at 5:30 a.m.", she explains. Growing up without a dad, it was really tough. His presence on the show can feel endearingly loose, which is a nice way of saying he looks just happy to be there.

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?

Why did super-busy music superstars Katy, Luke, and Lionel want to join the show? Which is amusing, because I'm betting at least some of those people learned that style from watching the original American Idol.

The reboot's early episodes include pre-taped auditions held in cities including New York, Los Angeles, New Orleans and Savannah, Georgia.

Grace Walker of San Juan Capistrano auditions on "American Idol" which after a one-year absence returns to TV on Sunday, March 11, 2018.