‘American Idol’ Won’t Show ‘Bad’ Auditions
‘American Idol’ just announced that they’re doing away with the ‘bad auditions,’ because it ‘wastes time’ and can be ‘kinda cruel.’
By nowproducerdave on January 10, 2018
Executive producer for the show Trish Kinane says “It doesn’t feel comfortable to put borderline unstable people up on stage and laugh at them.”
When talking about the upcoming show, Trish says that they will be doing away with the “bad” auditions. All the terrible singers, the “odd” bunch, and says that they will only be showing auditions – all of them – that are good, or probably from those people who have touching life stories.
She says that the bad auditions that were made famous in the past will actually “distract” from the point of the show, and she also said that the American Idols of past years were “kinda cruel.” “It doesn’t feel comfortable to put borderline unstable people up on stage and laugh at them.” She added that there will be some room for “humor,” but they don’t want to fill time with awful auditions or make fun of those auditioning. “But that’s not to say we don’t want humor in Idol. Humor is a very important part of Idol, so if someone’s eccentric, slightly different or if they’ve got a different voice or if they do something we don’t normally hear, we’ll put that up, that’s fun. We want the humor but we don’t want the exploitation.”
Katy Perry is on board with that, saying that it’s a waste of time to air the bad ones, because the goal of the show is to find another star. “I take it very seriously, sometimes to my detriment.”
It sounds like American Idol will be more serious competition with a few funny moments, which is a big departure from the “entertainment” that they gave us in years past, but that doesn’t mean it won’t be a good show – they’re just leaving out the obviously terrible auditions, and taking things a bit more seriously.