What happened to the charm and star making show that was American Idol?
The newly rebooted American Idol is nothing but Disney advertising its resorts. It’s sad you know, When Idol was on Fox it wasn’t about promoting it’s latest soundtrack for a new movie or resorts. The new Idol is one big promotion for Disney. Season 2 is nothing but ABC and it’s disney location. Every episode is one of the contestants and a family member at disneyland. Them talking about the experience of the rides and sights. Blah Blah Blah another advertisement Disney? Really?
What happened to a show that focused on making a star?
The first ever season of American Idol focused on finding a star in a hotel conference room. It was just Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson with Ryan Seacrest with blonde highlights and that other guy hosting. Then in walks Kelly Clarkson. A star in the making and for good reason. The show was honest, sometimes brutally honest. Simon would give his honest opinion. What happened to honestly? If someone is not good at singing why not tell them?
What happened to the fun?
You would never know if a contestant was gonna be good or so bad it was good (IE William Hung). Now days Disney refuses to have fun with off key and horrible singing. That was what made Idol so much fun to watch. Now with the new hosts Lionel Richie, Luke Bryan, and *sigh* Katy Perry. Ok let’s talk about Katy Perry *sigh*. This is someone who was at a time I guess a singer with a few hits that got so over played. I really don’t know of anyone who listens to her music anymore. Her last album was a dud. No one asked for it and no cared. Now she’s really starving for attention with kissing boys who are 15 on the lips…EWWWW. Look if Lionel Richie or Luke Bryan was kissing 15 year old girls the world would be outraged! They would be FIRED! She’s always running all around the stage begging for anyone to pay some attention to her. She looks so hopeless and desperate. Give it up already Katy!
What happened to America actually caring about the next American Idol?
After 15 seasons on Fox the show was cancelled because nobody cared about the next idol. With other shows like the voice and America’s got talent, Idol struggled and was cancelled. two years later Disney brought it back from the dead and most of us ask why? The show is now so generic and a wannabe the voice ripoff with the same setup of judges. Now keep in mind I couldn’t name one The Voice winner. I could however name American Idols from the fox days. It goes likes this; Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Fantasia Barrino, Jordan Sparks, Taylor Hicks, Ruben Studdard and that’s just off the top of my head.
What happened to the music industry?
When idol debuted music was on CD’s, Your local record shop and big box stores. Now music and singers are a dime a dozen. Anyone can do music now and release it to a variety of platforms. The death of the CD artist meant over saturation and less quality control. Idol in the beginning had a pulse on what people wanted. People would pay $15 for the new American Idol CD and talk about it with their friends. With streaming now being how people consume their music, there’s really no excitement or motivation to listen to the new Idol.
What can they do to bring it back to when it was great?
Start by replacing Katy Perry, cutting down the amount of episodes a season, be honest to the contestant, bring the fun back of off key singers and place oh please stop advertising every new disney live action remake and blah blah blah.
FINAL SNORE: 5 Snores out of 5 Snores. Certified Snoozer. It’s time to cancel this boring and bland afraid to have an opinion show. It’s so desperate for rating it will do anything for them. In the words of Simon Cowell “Give it up already and go home”.