Lauren Alaina Is Grateful to 'American Idol' for Jumpstarting Her Career, But …

Mar 12, 2018, 05:58
Lauren Alaina Is Grateful to 'American Idol' for Jumpstarting Her Career, But …

I cried when Fantasia sang "Summertime" and was outraged when Jennifer Hudson was eliminated.

Perry believes in the platform so much that she gushed, "Literally, we are wasting our time if we do not find a star". Adds Frot-Coutaz: "I've known Ryan now for nearly 16 years". But somewhere along the way, the show lost me.

"The handsome part about this is the judging". Don't expect any Simon & Paula friction or Mariah & Nicki fireworks this season. It's a show that positions itself as the embodiment of the American dream, and then turns people's dreams into dollars for itself, frequently by making young people into mockeries, and, yes, sometimes turning them into stars. He perhaps needs a couple of weeks to rise up to his natural tang-something Voice rival Blake Shelton has down pat with a bit more experience-but all in all, it appears he's on his way to holding his own and providing a much-needed country-music perspective to the rebooted show.

"Naked and Afraid", 9 p.m. (DISCOVERY): Season-nine premiere; Amal and Duke endure a hurricane, venomous spiders, insects and nocturnal predators in the swamps of Florida. And the series was so freaking time-consuming.

Seacrest may be the face of the series, but he is minimized the first 10 minutes-not having him narrate the cold open is a clear choice-and starts off feeling more like background during the first hour.

"It's really a danceable music - that's what it was invented for", Harris said. Clearly, I wasn't being cynical enough. "Something about you is pretty dad-gummed inspiring", the judge says.

Catie Turner of Langhorne, Pennsylvania kicks off the return of "American Idol" after a year off the year on ABC on Sunday, March 11, 2018.

Sussett applied for American Idol auditions in 2015, but that didn't go anywhere.

"There's been a lot of talk about, 'how is this show different,"' Seacrest said at a news conference with next-generation judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie.

The judges agreed and told the aspiring singer that she would have a better time finding success as a Broadway actress in NY and of course, Kobe had some issues with that.

"It's very constructive criticism", Perry said. (That said, this is the same network that recently filmed the Bachelor dumping someone after an accepted proposal). "We're artists, not record company executives or critics", he told Variety.

The official "American Idol" app is now live on iOS and Android devices for fans to watch highlights, play along and soon vote for their favorite contestant as they continue their journey to become the next superstar.

Perry does fine in the middle panel spot typically reserved for shoulder-to-lean-on divas, her worshipful followers thrilled at an up-close look and kindly word. I mean, could anyone possibly be? She's also the one most of the contestants want to meet, and she welcomes the attention, flirting with those who are willing-even giving one boy his first kiss.

"It's interesting. It's a little out of my comfort zone", Bryan revealed. For all their success, charisma and talent, Richie, Perry and Bryan do not remotely convey that degree of authority in the inaugural episode. Adds Richie, "I'm fascinated by your brain".

Ron Bultongez shows up next, and he's got quite a story: He's an American immigrant from the Congo and is also the survivor of an abusive home.

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