Since I am an American Idol fan, always have been, always will be, I will sound off by saying I am super excited for the new season. I know the show is past its prime but I don’t care. I still love this show and will without a doubt check it out for the new season on ABC.
Also want to say I kinda love the judging panel. It’s kinda perfect. You got a legend (Lionel), someone current (Katy) and a country star (Luke). Such terrific choices and I think it will make for a really interesting dynamic. And of course Ryan Seacrest is back and he really gets taken for granted. He is the glue that holds it together and I am happy that he is back.
I read somewhere that some judges they were considering were Scooter Braun, Dolly Parton, Charlie Puth, Troy Carter, Common and Keith Urban for judges before settling on the three that got the job.