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American Idol: Creator Simon Fuller Happy With Changes This Season

March 07, 2011 08:00 AM by Lisa Princ


It’s no surprise that American Idol on FOX has taken a more positive approach this season and with the latest ratings showing a positive start to the season, it’s no wonder creator Simon Fuller is more than happy with all the changes this season. In fact, Simon Fuller credits some of the success to the addition of a new judging panel this season. Keep reading to hear everything Simon had to say!

In a recent interview with The Sun, American Idol creator Simon Fuller alludes that the show is doing better this season without Simon Cowell on the judging panel, as he is quoted saying “The best surprise about this new Idol season is the positivity and energy.” Happy with the changes, Simon Fuller added that not only has the show been reinvigorated, but so has the staff behind the scenes as he adds “All the producers, editors and crew have taken a new pride in the show. Each person focused on making everything they do better.”

The American Idol creator goes on to share and credit the success to the new judges as he tells the paper “We wanted to lose the negativity and be more motivational. We understand this show’s success is based entirely on the authentic journey of real people with a passion and a dream, no gimmicks, no spin, no smoke and mirrors.” and
“The addition of Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez, real stars who also shared that dream, has brought a new level of understanding and empathy to the show.” The judges seem to have been the subject of debate ever since we heard that Simon Cowell was leaving, what are your thoughts? Do you love the new judges or hate them? Are you happy with the changes to the show this season? Comment and share your thoughts with us, we’d love to hear from you!

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2 Responses to “American Idol: Creator Simon Fuller Happy With Changes This Season”

  1. beth Says:
    March 7th, 2011 at 8:21 am

    I love the new show, so positive, and really impressed with Jennifer and Steven!

  2. Imago Says:
    March 7th, 2011 at 11:12 pm

    The presence of JLo is the reason why we are excited to watch AI every week. The way she dress up, her hairstyle and everything about herself is is worth waiting for each week. She adds glamor to the show. Her sensitivity is refreshing.

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