American Idol is coming back, but producers doubtless want to make certain that it doesn’t seem like the same-old show that ended just a few years ago.
As it turns out, they may have part of that solution lined up. And it’s bound to be controversial.
What would you guys think of Kim Kardashian sitting at the judges’ table? Because apparently that’s something that at least one big name from the show really wants to see.You know in fantasy stories when there’s an ancient evil that used to threaten the kingdom or whatever, but over the centuries people think that it was defeated and eventually people stop being vigilant and, whoops, suddenly it’s back and nobody’s prepared?
Well, we forgot to be vigilant, because American Idol is coming back. In real life.
Some people, at least, are excited about the revival.
Weeks ago, I had friends over and they had the hardest time parking because traffic was at a stand-still as people tried out for American Idol.
That makes sense.
Think what you will about the show, but even people who don’t win can create massive audiences and become wealthy celebrities thanks to the fame that they accrue.
For a lot of people, a huge talent show might be their best shot out of living in poverty or working a dead-end job.
But for the show to work, it needs to be entertaining and fresh. It needs to attract a passionate audience and hold their attention.
Reportedly, Ryan Seacrest thinks that Kim Kardashian could be the key to doing that.
“While producers have been looking at Lionel Richie, Luke Bryan, Keith Urban and other people within the music business, Ryan thinks the show should hire Kim.”
We’d mentioned that they were considering Lionel Richie for American Idol.
“Promotion and social media are now just as important to being a successful artist as singing, and no one knows that world better than his pal Kim.”
A portion of Kim’s fans might start watching just for her, and then get hooked.
A number of hate-watchers might also watch just for her … and then get hooked.
“People might moan at first that she doesn’t have experience with music but they did the same thing when Heidi Klum joined the panel at America’s Got Talent.”
Heidi Klum isn’t exactly a stranger to talent competitions or reality television … but okay.
“At least Kim is from the USA, and she certainly knows how to make great TV.”
Say what you will about Kim Kardashian, but she sure is from the US. Hard to argue with that logic.
“Ryan is worried that if they just follow the format of the old show, that it will feel dated. Adding Kim will be a game-changer.”
Sure, it would be different.
We have to wonder if there’s more to this than Ryan Seacrest’s personal affection for the Kardashians.
Reportedly, American Idol producers are worried that Katy Perry will bomb after her gig hosting the VMAs didn’t go over well at all.
We don’t know how much better Kim would be, though.