In a recent news conference, Randy Jackson said, “’American Idol’ is still the best TV show of its kind anywhere. We are the original. We kind of invented this whole game that everybody is now copying. And I say that they are copying it, right?”
“American Idol” returns this week for its 11th season the FOX Network. The two day format will premiere January 18 and 19.
Last year “The Voice” premiered on NBC and “The X Factor” demonstrated to be a strong contender against “Idol” yet the show still keeps the momentum growing strong.
How will this season be different than the past? What can viewers expect?
Executive producer Ken Warwick says, there’s a reason this show exemplifies the American dream.
The show still offers a great platform for star hopefuls. Last year’s winner, Scotty McCreery, 17, just had his album, “Clear As Day” go platinum after selling more than one million copies.
“American Idol” begins by highlighting Season 11 auditions. Auditions were held across the country. Viewers can expect some interesting outtakes as the auditions kick off from St. Louis, Denver, Houston, Portland, San Diego, Pittsburgh, Charleston, and East Rutherford. During the auditions, many hopefuls filled the streets, waited in venues for that single chance to be the next American Idol.
Ryan Seacrest will once again host the reality completion. Viewers can expect the return of three ‘Idol’ judges, Randy Jackson, Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler.
When last season’s “Idol” brought in these two new judges; Aerosmith’s front man, Steven Tyler and songstress Jennifer Lopez, producers were considering the show’s success. Many viewers loved Simon Cowell and his departure left a large gap amongst the judges’ panel. Tyler and Lopez jumped right in and their chemistry with Jackson is comfortably working.
Idol’s twice-a-week, format won’t be going to head to head with “The Voice,” anytime soon. “The Voice” will air Monday nights and “Idol” will air on Wednesday and Thursday.
Viewers can see the second season premiere of “The Voice” on NBC after the Superbowl on February 5.
“American Idol” premieres Wednesday, January 18 at 7:00 CT on FOX.
Whether viewers connect with “Idol” or not, one thing is certain. This show opens doors for potential superstars.
Among the likes of Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Hudson, Chris Daughtery, and so many others, without “American Idol” they would not be where they are today.