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    Re: ‘American Idol’ Revived on ABC for 2017-18 Season

    Daughtry. Beautiful voice, talented man. He'd make an excellent judge!
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    Re: ‘American Idol’ Revived on ABC for 2017-18 Season

    Well, I heard on some show that they may have to postpone AI since they don't have the judges in places. Supposedly, they jumped at getting Katy Perry for $25 mil of the $40 mil judging budget. Pretty sure that was not a great idea since she seems to have fallen big time in popularity. I did see earlier that there were lots of tickets for her shows on the market at deeply discounted prices. Today, the Boston paper published the same thing about the upcoming Boston shows.

    I guess because they gave her so much money, they can't find any body to take lesser amounts. They are approaching the time when the judges are to go out and listened to the people who have passed the first rounds and they don't have anybody to do that.

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    Lionel Richie And Luke Bryan Round Out Judging Panel On ‘American Idol’ Reboot

    By Julia Brucculieri
    9/29/2017 07:05 pm ET

    It looks like the “American Idol” reboot has finally filled out its judges’ table. Lionel Richie and country singer Luke Bryan have signed on for ABC’s revival of the singing competition show, according to TMZ.

    News of Bryan’s casting surfaced earlier this week, while rumors about whether or not Richie would join the show began swirling this summer. The two singers will join Katy Perry, with Ryan Seacrest returning as host.

    According to sources, Perry will reportedly earn $25 million for her role, as Seacrest will reportedly take home between $10 and $15 million. Bryan’s contract could be somewhere around the $13 million range, while Richie’s is said to be around $10 million, according to TMZ.

    Despite that information, Cecile Frot-Coutaz, CEO of FremantleMedia, the production company behind the “Idol” reboot, told The Hollywood Reporter last month, “The show is not more expensive than its competitors in the genre.”

    News of the Richie’s and Bryan’s casting comes after TMZ reported ABC was having trouble finding a third judge. The outlet said that people at FremantleMedia were eyeing Charlie Puth for the spot, but ABC was intent on having racial diversity on the panel.

    The “Idol” reboot has seemingly been rife with issues since it was first announced back in May. For starters, the show reportedly asked its first winner Kelly Clarkson to sign on as a judge, but instead, she’ll be heading to “The Voice” (following in the footsteps of fellow “Idol” alum Jennifer Hudson).

    Simon Cowell, one of the original judges, was also asked to join the reboot, but he said he had “no interest.”

    The casting news also came just in time for shooting, which TMZ reports is scheduled to start on Tuesday.

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    Still no premiere date announced other than "2018", but they are going to start shooting something on Tuesday.
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    At least the genres appear to be balanced between Country, R&B and Pop. I wonder if there is a spot for an Indie artist to slip through?
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    Re: ‘American Idol’ Revived on ABC for 2017-18 Season

    The new judges made an appearance of GMA this morning. They have begun to see the contestants themselves. Sounds like some good stuff!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GmSU...ature=youtu.be

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    Re: ‘American Idol’ Revived on ABC for 2017-18 Season

    I'll miss Keith Urban not judging.
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    Re: ‘American Idol’ Revived on ABC for 2017-18 Season

    Quote Originally Posted by angelic_one2002 View Post
    I'll miss Keith Urban not judging.
    I'll miss him too, and Harry. I think they were both genuine.

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    Re: American Idol on ABC (premieres March 2018) - News & Speculation

    It's starting up already (sort of):

    American Idol to Kick Off America's Vote Live at the AMAs! Learn How to Vote Below

    Nov 13th, 2017

    In anticipation of the debut of American Idol at its new home on ABC, America will have the chance to vote an Idol hopeful through to Hollywood ahead of the season premiere! It all kicks off live during the 2017 American Music Awards on SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 19 at 8|7c.

    What to Expect: Idol's all-star panel of judges including Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie, have traveled the country in search of America's next superstar. For some lucky auditionees who nearly made the cut, the journey isn't over. Bryan, Perry and Richie will select singers to re-audition for a second chance at the competition. Their audition videos will be broadcast live during the 2017 American Music Awards, and viewers will then have until 2:00 p.m. ET on Monday to vote for their favorite singer at americanidol.com/vote. The singer who receives the most votes will receive a Golden Ticket to Hollywood, and will be revealed by Lionel Richie live during a special appearance on Dancing with the Stars on Monday, November 20.

    How to Vote:
    Step 1: Tune in to the 2017 American Music Awards on Sunday, November 19 at 8|7c.
    Step 2: Watch the audition videos of the chosen Idol hopefuls during the live broadcast.
    Step 3: After the final audition, vote for your favorite at americanidol.com/vote.
    Step 4: Watch Lionel Richie reveal the winner live on Dancing with the Stars, Monday, November 20 at 8|7c.

    Get ready for the chance to vote one Idol hopeful through to Hollywood!
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