Due to the serious switch-up of the pandemic situations, the worldwide famous singing contest American Idol has decided to organize the contest on the internet.
According to Fox News, ABC channel announced that the auditions will be held online since August 10, with the allowed numbers of participants from 50 states and the capital Washington DC.
As the show’s representative stated, the show’s format won’t change much. The contestants still receive direct feedback from the judges during the auditions.
In the last season, American also switched from the original form to the online method after the pandemic hit the United States.
In order to look most impressive in front of the judges, the contestants will need to prepare everything for their performance: the stage, the recording devices and of course, their singing voice at the best condition.
Meanwhile, the judges will watch their performances through a screen and give comments through a video call app.
The final episode of last season in May had more than 7.3 million of the audience, which made American Idol be the most-watched Sunday TV program of the month. Just Sam – the 20-year-old troubadour was the new winner of the famous show.
American Idol is an American singing competition television series created by Simon Fuller, produced by Fremantle North America and 19 Entertainment, and distributed by Fremantle North America. It initially aired on Fox from June 11, 2002, to April 7, 2016, for 15 seasons.
American Idol employs a group of vocal judges who critique the contestants’ performances and singing voice. The original judges, from the first to eighth seasons of the show, included record producer and music manager Randy Jackson, singer and choreographer Paula Abdul, and music executive and manager Simon Cowell.
The judging panel for the last three seasons on Fox consisted of singers Keith Urban, singer-dancer Jennifer Lopez, and Harry Connick Jr. The sixteenth season brought three new judges: singers Lionel Richie, Katy Perry, and Luke Bryan.