American Idol Returns On Disney Owned ABC Network

American Idol Returns To Disney Owned ABC
Well, that didn’t take long, did it?  After Fox cancelled American Idol at the end of its 15th season, ABC outbid both NBC and Fox  to revive it during the 2017-2018 network. 

Boy, poor Fox.  All those slimy executives leaving their network and now they can’t even re-snag American Idol.  Hasn’t exactly been their year, huh?   

I made the bold prediction last week when I published an article about Ryan Seacrest’s new job as co-host with Kelly Ripa on Live With Kelly and Ryan.  All the pieces of the puzzle have fallen into place. 

Here’ s the full scoop via CNN.

 Apparently the show will possibly air on Sunday night, which I think is an excellent programming move. It reminds me of the  Sunday night family programming from yester year – the Ed Sullivan Show,  The Wonderful World Of Disney etc.  The whole family participated in the viewing process. It was terrific.  Hopefully, this will ignite this age old tradition once again. 

No judges or hosts have been confirmed but, with Ryan Seacrest’s adoption into the ABC family, he is a strong possibility. In fact, the major possibility, I dare say. 

And, because of Disney’s involvement in the process, one can expect major opportunities for the emerging singers of this regenerated reality show.  The Mouse will wave his magic wand and – presto – a star ⭐️ will be born. 

So, Idol fans, time to stand up and cheer. This will be a whole new show – bigger and better. Are you excited and hopeful to see what Mickey has in store for us?  

About Masterclass Lady

Rosanne (Giallonardo) Simunovic began her musical career in Timmins, Ontario. She studied piano with Anne Pizzale and later, at an advanced level, with Soeur Anita Vaugeois (Sister Cecile of Les Soeurs De L’Assomption in Timmins). Her vocal and accompaniment skills were nurtured by her aunt, the late Dorothea Mascioli. When Rosanne graduated from O’Gorman High School, she moved on to the University of Toronto where she continued her piano and vocal studies while attaining a Bachelor of Arts Degree. She was hired as a piano accompanist for several musical companies, most notably, the National Ballet Of Canada. She presently holds an A.R.C.T. Teacher’s Diploma in Voice from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. Rosanne has studied choral conducting with numerous well known Canadian Conductors, including Wayne Riddell of Montreal, Quebec and the internationally renowned Dr. Elmer Iseler. She has been a founding member of numerous community-based arts organizations: the Timmins Arts Council, later known as Arts & Culture Timmins, the Timmins Symphony Orchestra, and, the Timmins Youth Singers…as well as the TYS Alumnus choir, the Timmins Concert Singers. In 1987, she was also selected to be the conductor of the Timmins Board Of Education Choir, comprised of talented students from Grades 5 to 8. In 1988, she was elected to the Board Of Directors of the Ontario Choral Federation (now known as Choirs Ontario), where she served as Chair of the Festivals Committee for six consecutive seasons. In 1996, in honour of the Ontario Choral Federation’s 25th Anniversary, Rosanne was selected as one of 25 recipients of the OCF’s Distinguished Service Award for outstanding contribution to the choral art. The ceremony was presided by Lieutenant Governor, Hal Jackman. In November 1997, Rosanne Simunovic was selected by the Rotary Club Of Timmins to receive the prestigious Paul Harris Award for her years of dedication to the artistic development of young musical talent in Timmins. In August of 2002, Rosanne Simunovic was selected by the Board Of Directors of Choirs Ontario to serve as Conductor of both the Provincial Junior and Teen Choir Camps, now renamed in honour of the Camp Benefactors, Don and Lillian Wright. In November 2002, Rosanne was the one of the recipients of the Commemorative Medal for the Golden Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, honouring her work in the development of the arts in Timmins. Under Rosanne Simunovic’s direction, the Timmins Youth Singers and the Timmins Concert Singers have been featured in numerous choral festivals and performing opportunities outside of Timmins. In 1985, they were selected to partici

8 Responses to “American Idol Returns On Disney Owned ABC Network”

  1. Rocker Chick May 9, 2017 at 5:01 pm

    This blog expresses my reaction:

    I’m feeling rather “meh” about it.

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  2. I have my doubts as well. Music is becoming more and more about streaming and less about sales. It’s going to be tougher for a TV show winner to succeed in this kind of climate.

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  3. I’m excited to see what “bold” changes they’ll make on Idol. That’s what they’re saying! BOLD. I know they want Ryan Seacrest to host – but how is that possible with his schedule? Unless they move it to New York. Someone mentioned Mario Lopez, who was part of a male singing group as host. He’s got the personality, I guess. I hope Adam Lambert is a judge. They also mentioned Kelly Clarkson. There has to be at least one former Idol and one famous singer as Judge. I keep watching my recordings of the 15 seasons. They make me HAPPY!

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  4. I am very excited for American Idol’s return. Remember – Disney owns ABC, so expect Disney to find their own magical way to create stars. In a bolder way. One has to give it a chance. I much prefer the Idol format to The Voice.


  5. Richard Cramer May 11, 2017 at 3:20 pm

    Hopefully Disney can bring that magic back….. The idol format is so much better than the Voice, they need to match these singers up with the right music, the right producers etc…. The winner should be represented much better than they have in the past…. Since Carrie Underwood we have not seen one even come close to reaching her success and her super stardom…… Even the first Idol winner Kelly Clarkson is having a hard time reinventing herself……. What is nice to see though are the singers from the Idol seasons that have went on to do things with their talent unlike the ones from the Voice…

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  6. Just seen where Jennifer Hudson will be replacing Alicia on the Voice!

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  7. And, Kelly Clarkson for season 14 (?)

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  8. Katy Perry is going to be a judge on Idol 2.0.


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