January 18, 2012 12:00 PM by Lisa Princ
American Idol on FOX returns tonight for the brand new season…are you excited as we are? If you can’t wait, we’ve got some good pre-Idol reading for you, straight from the one and only, Ryan Seacrest. Ryan recently dished about season eleven, the judges, and why American Idol will always be America’s favorite singing competition! Read on for more!
American Idol kicks off its eleventh season starting tonight at 8 pm EST on Fox. Like most of you, we have been anxiously awaiting the new season, and Ryan Seacrest agreed that people are excited, as he told ABC radio: “I’ve been hearing more ‘I can’t wait for American Idol to come back this next season’ than I’ve heard in two or three years.” And Ryan, among other experts think they know why everyone is so pumped about Idol’s return – because The X Factor did not deliver as promised.
Speaking of other singing competitions, Ryan Seacrest happily admitted that American Idol will always be America’s favorite singing competition, despite other competitions trying to become favorites, (such as The Voice, or The X Factor), and he added: “From what I hear, there’s just something about the original, and the Americana, that is ‘American Idol.’”
So what can we expect in the new season on American Idol? For one thing, Ryan Seacrest promised that the judges are different this season, as he said: “The first season…Steven and Jennifer, were still sort of trying to understand what it is that you’re looking for initially to go through the process to be the Idol. But now that they see what the process is, I think, they look at the auditions a little differently. And ‘tougher’ wouldn’t be the word, but they’re much more specific in what they want this year.”
Ryan Seacrest also says we will see more diversity in the genres, and he thinks that has to do with Scotty McCreery (a country artist) winning last season. Ryan also said that we will see many country artists auditioning, as well other genres and some very interesting folks. We can’t wait! The magic of American Idol begins tonight, so be sure to tune in!
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