‘American Idol’ season 13: Ryan Seacrest teases big things with new panel

American IdolHas the new judging panel already been decided for the next season of “American Idol”? It would be somewhat surprising, given that Fox has traditionally chosen to wait until the last minute, annoy everyone with frequent casting rumors, and then announce people who feel more like mercenaries than people who actually care about the show.

With a new man running the show on Fox and a new production team steering the ship, who knows? Maybe this will be the year that something changes… maybe. If nothing else, Ryan Seacrest seems to be somewhat excited, telling Fox411 (per Mjsbigblog) something that suggests almost that the show has already picked the chosen ones that will be lording over all of the prospective contestants this time around:

“I think, based on what I have heard. The audience that watches American Idol is going to be very excited about the panel that we’ve put together for this Season 13. Its a very special season. And I think you’ll see some good chemistry this year.”

We’re going to take this comment as a reason to hope that the all-“American Idol” alum panel is something that could actually happen, given that we can’t see the audience that specifically watches this show screaming “woohoo” at the thought of more Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj, or people who comes on the show and subsequently hate each other while pimping out their own agenda. They’ve surely done some chemistry tests this year, and not the kind about potassium chloride, to ensure that they have the right people around to save a show that tilted off its axis earlier this year and started careening towards the sun.

We’ll end this with a bold prediction: If “American Idol” doesn’t figure out a turnaround this year, it may not even make it to season 15. America is getting tired of the singing craze, and there has to be something of substance to go with the high notes or it’s over.

Be sure to also check out our “American Idol” notes to see what is going on with some of the show’s most-notable former stars.

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