‘American Idol XIV’ spoilers: Scott Borchett’s impact behind the scenes

American Idol -American Idol” is, at least for us, much better when you actually see the contestants being guided more towards a career at the end of the show. We feel like Jimmy Iovine was helpful in seasons 10 and 11 in helping to establish Scotty McCreery and Phillip Phillips as artists. Meanwhile, we also feel like Randy Jackson did not really offer up much in the way of genuine feedback at all last season other than being a mouthpiece for his former comments as a judge.

Hopefully, we are hearing very good things at the moment about Scott’s role on the show, and also his involvement with the contestants. Specifically, it seems like he is really putting in the time to ensure that they have someone to guide them, and is not just giving them a little bit of attention here and there. For more on what to expect, just take a look at what executive producer Trish Kinane had to say on the subject to TVLine:

“Scott doesn’t want to screw this up. He wants to get a star at the end of this. He’s very ambitious. He loves the purity of the Idol process — taking raw kids and working with them and helping them develop. He’s passionate about that. He’s putting in huge amounts of time, much more than I was even expecting. … He’s been in L.A. and Detroit working with the kids. He doesn’t just turn up for a filming session. In fact, pretty much everything he’s done so far hasn’t been on camera at all. He’s a great addition.”

One thing that is especially hopeful to hear from Kinane is that there is an awareness now that times have changed. You cannot just expect to go out and perform a Whitney Houston ballad, and expect to become a star from it. This is the YouTube age now, and anyone can do this if the talent is there. With this, the real potential stars here are possibly those who know how to use the platform to show their personality in addition to their talent.

We’ll be back with more soon on tonight’s new episode. For now, just be sure to head over here to get some other news related to the show. Also, sign up for some further updates on all we cover via our CarterMatt Newsletter. (Photo: Fox.)

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