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Keep calm. Be strong. American Idol is back for its 16th season and first season on ABC. While the show has had its fair share of criticism this week, many of us are excited to have the show back! We wanted to break down our 6 favorite auditions so far!
#6 – Catie Turner with 21st Century Machine
Catie’s attitude is one that many of us have: Someone chasing a dream and just happy to be here. She performed an original song that resonated with everyone watching. She did great and we believe that she will do well in this competition.
#5 – Alyssa Raghu with “Almost Is Almost Never Enough”
Alyssa, 15 years old, and incredible. She has an “It” factor and can do really well in this business if guided correctly.
The American Idol re-boot made it’s debut last Sunday night. It’s got a new network, ABC, and new coaches, Lionel Richie, Luke Bryan and Katy Perry. I admittedly wasn’t too interested in watching the re-boot because I kind of felt it’d already ‘been there, done that’ and Idol’s run had come to an end. However, I ended up watching when it was on in the radio studio when I was at work that night. I was pleasantly surprised! I loved the contestants stories and talent, and I loved Lionel Richie! I’m a fan of Luke Bryan’s already, so it was cool to see him representing the country genre on the show, and I guess you could call me ‘indifferent’ about Katy Perry. I appreciate her talent, I like a few of her songs, but she’s not really my cup of coffee (I know, it’s tea, but I don’t like tea, so coffee it is).
I thought her coaching was fine out of the gate, she’s obviously qualified for the job, being a successful musician in the music business. However, it was when she started getting creepy with the male contestants that I started to get uncomfortable. First, was 19-year-old Benjamin Glaze from Oklahoma, who for some reason admitted as part of his story that he’d never had a girlfriend and never been kissed. At which point, Perry summoned him over for a kiss on the cheek, which then turned into a surprise kiss on the lips! Red faced and obviously embarrassed, Glaze started to back away, while the panel shared a laugh, that he eventually joined in on.
Anyone who thought that American Idol would be able to beat NBC’s ratings powerhouse The Voice was being a little naive. The same can be said for those who thought that The Voice would completely CRUSH Idol. The Voice did do a better job bringing in people, and Idol did lose a few million viewers going head to head, but both shows did what they were supposed to do: bring in viewers.
The Voice had 11.7 million viewers (second highest viewed show in a year) while Idol had 8.4 million viewers. Heres what essentially happened: People who wanted to watch American Idol but couldn’t over the last 2 years didn’t go and watch The Voice. Idol brought back 8-10 million viewers that weren’t watching the Voice and gave them a show they can watch.
ABC is happy, even though they lost to The Voice, ABC’s 8-10PM Primetime slot has improved with Idol so far. Idol for ABC has been a win and I think that as long as ABC is happy having 8-10 million people watch the show, Idol will be a win for the network for a long time.
The Bottom Line: Idol drew in a great audience in it’s first real head to head collision with The Voice.
The Hollywood Reporter is reporting a very good return to TV American Idol. While the numbers weren’t surprisingly good, but they did well enough to warrant a return to TV.
Idol did a 2.3 share with an audience of 10.3 million viewers. According to THR, Idol was able to retain 94% of its audience from FOX.
Good for American Idol.
American Idol is returning to TV tonight on a new network (ABC) and a new set of judges. Personally, I am very excited for the return of this classic show and cannot wait for some great moments. I have decided to share 6 of my all-time favorite moments with you. This…is my Favorite Idol (moments)!
#6 – Adam Lambert performs “Ring of Fire”
Adam Lambert was the odds-on favorite during the 8th season of Idol. Kris Allen would end up taking that year’s title, but this was one of Lambert’s break out moments. This performance was also a breakout moment for the show 8 years in. The performance was so different and showcased Lambert’s skills so well. Enjoy!
#5 – Bikini Girl
Idol had it’s fare share of memorable moments, and this one takes the cake. Season 8 was the debut season for the four judge panel and Kara Dioguardi’s first season. She had a very heated encounter with Katrina Darrell who auditioned in a bikini.
Brief Career Synopsis:
Kevin Herchen, born and raised in Rhode Island, was named the winner of the 2015 WPRI Rhode Show Big Break Contest. The video for his song “Stronger” aired on this past season’s American Idol finale. He has opened for Big & Rich, Frankie Ballard, Jo Dee Messina and played shows in Nashville, Chicago, Phoenix, Long Beach, and all over New England. He was named on Nashville’s Songwriter’s Association “Ones to Watch” list.
What led you to a career in music?
Nonstop singing! Just a love of music that I could never escape (nor did I want to). It has consumed my life above all else. My father Paul plays guitar and sings, so I was always around music growing up. As a boy, I was obsessed with ‘The Dukes of Hazzard’ theme by Waylon Jennings, “Good Ol Boys” and Back to the Future’s Marty McFly playing Johnny B. Goode on stage made me want to do that too!
Tell us about your very first gig?
Century Lounge in Providence, RI. It was a cold, winter Tuesday night. I was nervous to play a few originals and cover songs like Bob Seger’s ‘Turn the Page’ and Stone Temple Pilots ‘Plush’, but it was a great start to my playing career and I was instantly hooked.
American Idol begins to air in March of 2018. Here is the first trailer for Season 16!
AMERICAN IDOL – As “American Idol” auditions continued this week in the heart of Music City, celebrity judges Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie, along with host Ryan Seacrest, surprised Katy Perry with a puppy themed party in honor of her upcoming birthday. (ABC/Mark Levine)
LUKE BRYAN, KATY PERRY, LIONEL RICHIE