ABC’s “American Idol” premiered for its epic 20th season in February 2022, and some longtime fans of the show have found things they don’t like about the new season.
Lionel Richie, Katy Perry and Luke Bryan join longtime “American Idol” host Ryan Seacrest in his quest to find the next star in America during the season. There were half a dozen episodes that were relegated to previews before Hollywood Week.
However, some fans thought they weren’t watching enough of the auditions on the show.
Fans want more time management
In a Reddit thread titled, “Stop showing us 3 people for 30 minutes. Let’s speed up! “, fans reminisce about the old days of “American Idol” and talk about why they want to see more auditions in the audition episodes.
“Remember we would get 20 auditions on a show, with 15 of them bad? That’s the day,” one person replied into the topic.
Another person commented, “I was just talking to my wife about the same thing. Part of the reason I love the show is its hilarious performances. Now they seem to only put on good performers and not much left before we have 4 minutes of promo per audition. ”
Others say they simply record the show and then watch it the next day or move in late so they can fast forward.
“Just record, start watching 30 minutes in and FF when you don’t want to watch something,” one person wrote.
Another said, “I watch it on Hulu the next day so I can skip it if I want. I don’t like the format they’re using for a couple of reasons. First, as they show more auditions, it makes really good auditions stand out more. It’s all pretty good now, so I’m not really invested in anyone in particular. “
They added that they feel as though the show is “pre-selecting the finalists.”
Some fans want less ‘sobbing stories’
In one reddit theme From March 7, 2022 with the headline, “Is This ‘American Idol’ or Playtime and American Story?”, fans of the show talked about the amount of time spent talking about the past. history of each candidate.
“They waste their time with too much play and stories,” the person posted the post. “It’s annoying. There’s nothing wrong with some backstory and some jokes, but when you spend 20 minutes on one person it’s advertising. You get a wasted hour or two.”
The post also states that “American Idol” motivates some contestants to win by giving them “best story” and they say it has been since the show was rebooted by ABC.
“My problem is how bad the show has become in terms of storytelling,” one person replied. “Its always about telling contestants’ stories, about making you root to them as people and as products you’re going to buy. “
Other who wrote, “Yes, the stories/jokes they show that I am supposed to have the job of engaging me in emotions or whatever usually just bores me. That’s why I watch it recorded and I can fast-forward all the nonsense.”
“American Idol” airs Sunday nights at 8 p.m. ET on ABC. At the end of the season, the show will air on both Sunday and Monday nights.
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