This week, we’re going to be done with the two major network singing competitions of the fall in “The Voice” and “The X Factor,” and it’ll be only a few days more than we’ll have the end of “The Sing-Off.” But following that, we’re going to have something stunning that we haven’t quite seen since this past January: A time in which there has not been some sort of singing competition on the air. Seriously. We’ve been watching singing now for over 11 months in a row at least once a week.
But come January 15, “American Idol” is going to be back, a show that is the original of this genre and, until recently, the best. But season 12 was awful to watch, and no amount of great singing from Candice Glover and Kree Harrison could make up for judges that really didn’t want to be there.
But at least the people on the show are at least admitting that last year was awful … right? Well, speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Ryan Seacrest insisted that there are still some significant reasons to watch the show in the new year, especially from the standpoint of seeing people who want to be there:
“I will say this to those who have watched the show throughout the years and maybe they didn’t watch last year. I ask them to come back and give it another shot this year … The judges are so fun, and they are having such a good time and they get along with each other so well that I think you will see your old American Idol back on the air.”
The problem with Seacrest’s comment to us is that we really don’t want to see the old “American Idol” back on the air at all. Instead, we want to see some more news all about a better song selection, and if there are chances this season to watch the show and see people do something more than just take on ballad after ballad.
We’re going to be watching “American Idol” nonetheless, and presenting our honest thoughts along the way. Click here if you want to read some more news all about the show, including the latest promo for it.