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So the new look American Idol panel has finally been unveiled… and it turns out there’s nothing new to it after all!
As you’ve doubtless heard by now the latest batch of Idol judges includes Keith Urban from season 12, Jennifer Lopez from seasons 10 and 11 and Harry Connick, Jr a frequent guest mentor from recent years. Could the ‘new’ team be any less exciting?
After a pretty big ratings decline last season Fox promised big changes to their reality champion and numerous ideas were bandied around. We were promised a panel of former Idol contestants. Or an industry panel comprising of producers, writers and execs.
But what we’ve ended up with is probably the blandest, more unimaginative and ultimately ratings sapping team possible.
Who needs scripted dramas this summer when you have American Idol?
Yes, the ongoing saga of who will replace surly Simon when TV’s number one show returns for its 10th season in January has been a massive source of gossip, speculation and outright falsehoods. But is all the uncertainty REALLY good for the show? After months of online discussion I’m beginning to wonder if Fox haven’t painted themselves into a bit of a corner.
So in case you haven’t been following the story so far here’s the latest! Last month recent show addition Ellen Degeneres quit the Idol judging panel saying it didn’t feel like the right fit for her (because of course after 8 seasons on the air how could Ellen possibly know what the show would involve!)
That left the increasingly irrelevant Randy Jackson as the only original judge on the panel, alongside Kara Dioguardi, who was added to the show in Season 7 and despite massively improving as a judge last season, still invokes irrational loathing from many Idol fans.
Rumor has it that Kara is on the way out, and coming in are Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler. But then last week J.Lo was said to be on the outs due to her More >