Here's everything you need to know about the 2018 American Idol premiere, which kicks off with auditions this Sunday night.
However, months before its premiere, "Idol" had, shall we say, a rocky start.
EPISODE 2 OFFICIAL ABC SYNOPSIS: "American Idol" heads to New York, Savannah, Los Angeles and New Orleans as the search for America's next superstar continues on its new home on America's network ... streaming and on demand. "Something we've never heard before". On occasion, the runner up lucks out and is given a recording contract as well, but they don't get the luxury of calling themselves an "American Idol".
"There's been a lot of talk about, 'how is this show different,"' Seacrest said at a news conference with next-generation judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie. "And one more time - this is so tough", he said, getting choked up as he looked into the camera.
"'American Idol' is a pop-culture staple that left the air too soon", Channing Dungey, ABC entertainment president, said in announcing the reboot last spring. You know it seems a little not soft I do try and watch myself because I do know how it feels to be in their shoes. Now it's "American Idol" hoping once more to be crowned a victor. Simon Cowell became an overnight sensation in America simply because he wasn't nice to contestants!
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More than once, they're cautious about who they send through to Hollywood, either doing so with warnings or sometimes saying no to someone who's good but just not good for this.
They're natural and at ease with each other and the job, and usually clear and direct in their feedback, and this sportive trio is the best surprise about ABC's version of the show. It's a reference that Luke Bryan says he doesn't understand, but the contestant knows, and is emotionally affected by it.
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