“Idol” host Ryan Seacrest delivered the premiere-date news Monday on “Live with Kelly and Ryan.” The show that once ruled the Nielsen ratings will air at 8 p.m. As previously announced, Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie will comprise the new “Idol” judges panel. During much of that run, the singing competition crushed any show in its path.
But toward the end, the ratings eroded and the cost to make the show dramatically increased.
Fans were also able to audition online via social media and a livestream platform."I’m excited at the chance to help some deserving artists reach their dreams. Carrie Underwood, Scotty Mc Creery, Lauren Alaina and Taylor Hicks are just a few of the stars who have launched their careers through the reality show, and Hicks is fully on board with Bryan as a judge.
To be in a position in my career to help facilitate this along with the other judges is just a complete honor. "I love Luke, he’s a great guy, and I think he’ll be a great judge.
Fremantle Media North America, the series' production company, wanted to bring it back, and Fox wasn't interested in reviving it so soon after saying goodbye (Fox TV chair Dana Walden said that would be "fraudulent"), so ABC snatched it up.
American Idol is back and it has a new home at ABC.
’ We got better at it.” The search for the next American Idol began in August in Portland, Oregon, with the show traveling to over 20 cities.
This year, hopefuls can also submit their audition videos online or on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or by using #The Next Idol hashtag.
The show airs live from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on Wednesday (Nov. With Ryan Seacrest as host and judge Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie, the new iteration of Auditions began in August, covering 23 cities across the country for its next big superstar.Hopefuls also could submit audition videos online as well as select social media platforms, as well as a live stream platform.“That’s a tough thing to do because we know that feeling of being up there singing,” the country star, 41, said.“If you’re some really harsh person and go, ‘OK, that’s enough!Because I really do think he has the best interests of the contestants at heart, and that’s what you want from a judge," he tells Taste of Country Nights.