"Something we've never heard before". We'll find out Sunday when the ABC chapter begins. And Kelly Ripa's daytime show also was a "very desirable booking", notes one Fox source. 18-year-old nursing student Noah Davis connected with Perry on the power of "WIG" and wanted an alpaca if he won American Idol. But after a rough start, she's actually really good, and the song is legitimately worth a listen.
Idol has a two-hour premiere tonight and we'll be back here at 8PM ET right here to watch along so feel free to use this post as an open thread for your Idol chatting!
A good part of that is the chemistry of the new judges - pop star Katy Perry, country singer Luke Bryan and Mr. "It's weird going into other people s houses where they have one or two kids and just like walking around and it's so silent, peaceful and nice, and you come back here and it's, oh we're back home, but I wouldn't have it any other way", he said. It's about watching the star be born right there in front of your eyes.
In the days leading up to the premiere of ABC's "American Idol" relaunch, the network issued a teaser clip that featured judge Katy Perry and a young contestant bonding over the slang term "wig" (as in, this event made my wig fly off).
Next up was Maddie Poppe, singing "The Rainbow Connection" by the Carpenters.
DEGGANS: But focusing on unknowns keeps the new "Idol" from making a big splash.
Months ago, the Idol team set out in a 27-city wide search for America's next superstar, and they'll showcase the journey of the incredible talent this country has to offer on the American Idol stage over the next several months.
But that statement would only be true if Ryan Seacrest were a toddler.
Three out of the 15 seasons to date ended with Tarheels as the winners: Barrino from High Point, McCreery from Garner and Johnson from Asheville. The embattled host is now under scrutiny for allegations of sexual misconduct by his former stylist, Suzie Hardy, when they worked together at E!
Where all of Israel is located within one time zone, though, the USA spans several, which made things much more complicated. It has a huge heart.
We're certain some of these hopefuls will be talented and some will be. not so talented.
UNIDENTIFIED MAN: And my dad was murdered when I was 5. "And we'll see where it all goes".
"I'm working as a singer now", she says, "but I'm not quite there yet when it comes to my dream". "I full-body felt what you were singing", Perry said.
Lionel Richie will be a judge on "American Idol" Season 16. You've got three different faces. Mariah openly feuded with Nicki Minaj and had all the charisma of coffee grounds. The actual cost of the show was commensurate with a network drama, about $2 million an episode, say insiders.