‘American Idol’ Releases Optimistic Season 22 Promo
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American Idol season 22 is nearing its premiere, and the singing reality series is giving us a glimpse of what’s ahead. The famous ABC competition show will be back on February 18, 2024.
American Idol Releases New Promotional Video for Season 22
Earlier this week, the show dropped a short but hopeful video teaser about season 22. Compiling clips from auditions, the promo content showed both happy and emotional moments. The video also showed judges’ reactions to contestants’ stories and performances.
“We’re 4 weeks away from the season premiere of American Idol! Let’s go BIG this season! Join us Feb 18 on ABC and Stream on Hulu!” the caption on the Instagram post read.
A few hours after the post, many fans took their excitement to the comment section. Several said they’ll surely be tuning in on the show once it begins. However, some viewers are wishing that the show would not be too predictable.
On December 30, American Idol released a Wizard of Oz-themed promo, with judges Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie, alongside host Ryan Seacrest making their way down the Yellow Brick Road to discover new talents.
Back in November, judges announced that American Idol will return for another season. This 2024, it will continue its historic run. Aspiring contestants can audition for the show from anywhere in the country through “Idol Across America” virtual auditions. If they get through their audition within their chose genre category, they will then perform in front of the judges to snatch their golden tickets to Hollywood.
Some Fans are Looking for the Show’s Past Glow
Over the years, American Idol has received its fair share of criticisms. Apparently, some fans are missing the show’s former vibe, specifically when judges were still Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson, and Paula Abdul. In a Reddit thread, one user wrote that the humor of the show years back is funnier than now.
“I love what they’re doing now. We need more positivity and I don’t necessarily think people should be clowned or made fun of for trying… but it was entertaining and it’s honestly what made American Idol, American Idol,” the fan wrote.
Furthermore, one fan is sad over the fact that every contestant is already “pre-screened” and no bad singer enter the show. He also made sense of the careful humor of the judges, saying that A-list artists are more keen on maintaining their image at present.
“Current commercially successful artists, like JLo/Katy/Luke, are less likely to tear in to the contestants, like Simon and Randy were. The criticism and public scrutiny they’d get just isn’t worth it,” the fan wrote.
Be that as it may, some fans believe that the current judges are doing just fine. According to them, it’s good that people in the panel don’t bully contestants anymore.