The countdown for American Idol Ten has started. The first episode is only nine days away and already the web is filled with new articles about the new season. Will we be seeing the judges on every talk show this week and how many times a day will Fox run a commercial for the new show?
There have been many confirmed changes for the 10th season of Idol:
- Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez will be joining Randy Jackson as judges.
- The age limit for contestants has been lowered. 15 year olds are now allowed to try out for AI.
- Gender makeup of the finalists will be determined by talent instead of numbers.
- The Semi-Finals will be much faster.
The producers are hoping that these changes will re-vitalize American Idol. Last year, the show’s ratings took a HUGE tumble, and some say that this could be the final season for the big budget show if it doesn’t pull better numbers.
I will always be thankful for American Idol because they introduced Clay Aiken to the world. However, I haven’t watched the show for years. The premise of finding an unknown talent is no longer a part of the show and the horrible way they treat the former stars is amazingly disgusting. I will only watch if Clay Aiken is on the show.
Will You Be Watching The New Season of American Idol?