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Say goodbye to American Idol's cringe-worthy 'bad auditions'

American Idol is being revamped and put on ABC with new hosts and a new format that won't include the usual bad auditions.


Emily Treadgold


American Idol has hardly been off the air, and yet it's already being revamped and put on a new network. American Idol pioneered the singing-competition style show and will now have judges Katy Perry, Luke Bryan, and Lionel Richie with host Ryan Seacrest. One thing Idol was known for was putting bad auditions on the show.

It doesn't feel comfortable to put borderline unstable people up on stage and laugh at them. I think that people once thought that the judges saw everyone, and now you know there's a line of producers who screen before them. We want the humor, but we don't want the exploitation.

Trish Kinane

Showrunner Trish Kinane says that won't be a part of the show anymore. There's no point in pretending that producers don't see people before the judges and there's no need to put people on TV to mock them.

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