Katy Perry: 'Idol' Judges Have A New Attitude

Katy Perry: 'Idol' Judges Have A New Attitude

But just when music lovers were beginning to get over it, ABC announced its return with Season 16 previous year after acquiring the rights to the series.

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The show sometimes strikes the right balance between "viral" and "inspirational" (a contestant who had a "Fergie moment" as a child seeks redemption on "Idol") but largely skews in favor of the former. Now, two years after the singing contest ended its run on Fox amid dwindling ratings and steep production costs, it's getting the chance to prove itself again on ABC. Do you remember who won that final season two years ago? Only 13.3 million people were still around to watch the finale.

American Idol season 16 returns on Sunday, March 11 on ABC. Even that number of viewers was more than it had been during the last three seasons.

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A mom of five young children, Pamela Vetter, of Wilton, says she doesn't like the time-honored tradition. Englishman William Willett led the first campaign to move clocks forward 80 minutes for "summer time ".

During his audition, Glaze admitted to Perry and her fellow judges Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie that he had never kissed anyone before. You'd hope someone with Richie's singing/songwriting chops would have more advice in terms of pure craftsmanship, but in the premiere, he falls back a little too often on pop-machine platitudes, "This is an identity business".

Perry has dubbed the new judging crew the 'dream team, ' but will any of them be harsh enough to carry on Simon Cowell's tradition of brutal criticism? And they were great, often more fun to watch than the actual performers on stage. "You know, they've dealt with loss and tragedy, and some of them are young". Perry says that while the judges' goal is the same - to find a music superstar - they may be going about it in a different way. In 2006, the editor and talk show host Judith Regan conducted an interview with O.J. Simpson in which he gave a hypothetical account of how he might have been involved in the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman. We'll find out Sunday when the ABC chapter begins.

There also seems to be a bit more humanity in Idol 2.0, with fewer auditions for truly awful singers sent in just so we can laugh at and mock them, and more of those meant-to-be-heartwarming segments that show the singers back home in their real lives.

"You are unique. You killed it", said Lionel. "When you see people who are super famous on TV or social media you don't think about what they are like as human beings, I mean, but walking in there was freakish, surreal, amazing, emotional, but super weird at the same time", Sohmer said. "I don't even know if you know that you have the kind of voice that you have".

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