Looks like Ryan Seacrest is planning to follow in Simon Cowell’s footsteps and fly the coop.
Ryan was quoted as saying: “”It is self-contained episodes. It is a bit more fun. It’s not contestant competitive. It’s artist competitive.”
I don’t know what that means exactly, except that it could possibly focus on the development of the artist over the course of the competition.
It might be interesting to take someone who is very green, yet talented and watch them emerge as a true artist with the assistance of quality mentors and musicians.
Isn’t that what Simon Cowell’s X-Factor does and plans to do when it debuts in the USA in the Fall of 2011? I don’t know about you, but it’s getting mighty crowded in the performance-based reality show arena.
Does this mean the end of American Idol? Is this why Pia is getting free rein with her recording career? Make a pile a money and close up shop? It certainly looks that way.
The next four weeks of American Idol might just be the last four weeks. I can’t envision this show without Ryan. He is the bonding factor that keeps this show running smoothly each week.
Will you miss the show if it sails into the sunset? Do you think Ryan is going to be a success beyond Idol?