'American Idol' Review: New Judges Deliver Cruelty-Free Contest To ABC

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The show's Sunday night debut - a two-hour episode, made available to critics in advance - is, as the faithful will know, a pre-taped audition round-up (New York, Los Angeles, Nashville), so we certainly don't yet know how the judges will interact during the live episodes - and, more importantly, what niches they'll inhabit in critiquing contestants. We'll see Davis, a nursing major at Arkansas Tech University, audition before judges Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan.

The season premiere of ABC's "American Idol" airs at 8PM ET/PT on Sunday, March 11. Perry says that while the judges' goal is the same - to find a music superstar - they may be going about it in a different way. Katy explained, "We are just so rambunctious". So, what time does American Idol season 16 episode 1 start? "When you see people who are super famous on TV or social media you don't think about what they are like as human beings, I mean, but walking in there was freakish, surreal, amazing, emotional, but super weird at the same time", Sohmer said.

"It's the dawn of a new era here at 'American Idol, ' " says Seacrest, dubbed by ABC "the heart and soul of the show". Veteran host Ryan Seacrest is the only on-air talent form the FOX series that will play a role in the revival.

She later added: "Literally, we are wasting our time if we do not find a star.You know, America doesn't need another star".

Also, be sure to like CarterMatt on Facebook right now in the event you want to get some other insight when it comes to the series. "I remember being inspired by it as a young musician", Bryan said.

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Luke Bryan: "You have a great voice". And "Timeless" visits Marie Curie and the French front in World War I.

Nay-sayers also point out that at least part of the appeal of the Fox "Idol" was the judging panel's personalities, particularly the notorious acidity of sinister Simon Cowell.

Two years isn't a long absence for a show that supposedly ended, but "American Idol" is back. While they've corned the market on people looking for love in all the wrong places thanks to The Bachelor and Bachelorette franchises, they've had no luck launching an Idol or The Voice of their own. We don't need any more bullying, anywhere.

"I think what we have most of all is 'What do we do with all of this knowledge at the other end of the career?' Richie told GMA".

"What kind of star do you want?" the "Fireworks" singer continued. NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says there are several reasons why this program should not have returned, but there's one powerful reason why it could work. "Nobody's gonna wanna make it out with me".

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!

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