However, this is when the “better late than never” slogan comes in handy and kicks in!
So, after much drama and talks and theories galore, it appears that American Idol finally organized their new judging panel comprised of Keith Urban, Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and returning judge, Randy Jackson, at the 11th hour.
In fact, the celebrity auditions began in New York prior to an official announcement from American Idol or Fox. Strange. So strange.
Hard to say how this will play out but that’s a ton of star power at the judges’ table. Will it hinder our focus on the competitive singers?
I think this may be the reason why The Voice contestants don’t fare as well after the competition ends – they are tethered to their celebrity judges and, once the show is over, they are totally on their own for the most part. They have to achieve their own identity.
Hopefully, American Idol will enforce a barrier rule, making sure that the singers – and not the judges – remain foremost in our minds. This is always how American Idol has operated and why we love it so.
So, what say y’all? Do you love this new line-up of judges?