Ryan Seacrest Reveals New Premiere Date For American Idol.  

Ryan Seacrest Reveals New Premiere Date For American Idol
On Monday, November 6th 2017, Ryan Seacrest announced on Live With Kelly And Ryan that the new version of American Idol will premiere on Sunday, March 11th 2018 from 8:00 -10:00 PM. 

Sunday Night?  As in family night?   Methinks that the Disney-owned ABC network is trying to recreate the beloved Ed Sullivan show.  That was a great hour of live entertainment at its best and I have fond memories of sitting around the TV with my family watching this show, discovering new talent in a live, unscripted format.  

To my mind, this is a really smart programming move for American Idol.  Nothing actually happens on TV on Sunday evening. It is a good night for Netflix binging or to watch DVR shows. 

However, with American Idol set to take over the airwaves on Sunday,  the ratings should be very good.  Also, since it is a new version of American Idol, then it is wise to program the show on a weekend vs. a weekday. It adds a new perspective to the show and, most usually, the majority of the viewers are at home, relaxing before another busy week in their schedules.  

However, I may be assuming too much. Is this new Sunday airing exclusive to the Premiere Date?  Will the rest of the season be viewed on a weekday?  Hard to say.  But, if anyone out there has any more news or inside info.,  please add it in the comments section or contact me directly.  

In the meantime, are you excited about the new judging panel composed of Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie?   It is a diverse panel and Lionel Ritchie, in particular, will bring a wealth of wisdom and advice to the singers. 

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

3 Responses to “Ryan Seacrest Reveals New Premiere Date For American Idol.  ”

  1. I may tune in out of curiosity, unless I have a PBS series on.

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  2. Here is who would have been on MY judging panel:)

    1. Scott D Macintyre
    2. Myself[representing the TV viewers]
    3. You[Masterclass Lady]
    4. Aretha Franklin
    5. Justin Bieber(?)

    Plus, I would have reworked the format and–to correct certain errors–would have brought back certain past AI contestants to help them with their careers. JUst think, having Kris Allen and Michael Sarver as resident songwriters. . . And I would also attend to some ‘unfinished business’.


  3. I am actually pretty pleased with the judging panel, but Katy Perry is being paid about 20 million dollars too much. Probably Sir Paul McCarthy is the only judge that would be worth that much. Sunday is a tricky night. I hope Idol pulls this off. I have really missed American Idol and hope it will do well!

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