‘American Idol’ Showrunner Unveils New Plans for Season 20

The subsequent season of ABC’s “American Idol” debuts in early 2022, and, as a result of the season marks the twentieth that the show has been on the air, there are plans for some particular celebrations.

“American Idol” initially aired on Fox, however the show was canceled after which later revived by ABC, which introduced on judges Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan. The solely fixed throughout each season of the competitors sequence has been host Ryan Seacrest.

In June 2021, it was introduced that one main change could be going down for the upcoming season of “American Idol.” That change comes within the type of a brand new showrunner. Trish Kinane, who was the earlier showrunner, had been the showrunner since earlier than ABC took over the expertise competitors.

Megan Michaels Wolflick took over from Kinane. Michaels Wolflick has been part of each season of the show since season two, when she began as an AP, based on Deadline.

Michaels Wolflick Would ‘Never’ Do Away With Virtual Auditions

As a part of the adjustments required through the international pandemic, ABC’s “American Idol” arrange a digital “Idol Across America” tour that allowed anybody who needed to audition to take action from wherever across the nation. Previously, the judges and producers would go across the complete nation and make stops in main cities for auditions.

“Controversial as it might appear, I might by no means do the bus tour once more,” Wolflick instructed Deadline. “It would not matter if we’re out of Covid for 20 years. If you do not dwell inside 5 hours of a type of stops, you may not need to get within the automotive.”

She added, “[Now], we now have individuals within the broom cabinet of their job singing on a five-minute break. I can see individuals’s home, I can speak to oldsters, I may by no means do this on the bus tour. I get a lot extra out of it, to not point out that I get a extremely fascinating perspective on the youth of in the present day and tendencies, what posters are on their partitions.”

Wolflick additionally shared that the show would undergo a refresh, which she in comparison with reworking only one a part of a home. When it involves all the opposite competitors reveals popping up, Wolflick shared that they do make her need to change “American Idol,” however not in the best way some would possibly suppose.

“It nearly makes me need to strip ‘Idol’ again much more, to its core,” she instructed the outlet. “We are a show that actually takes the man with soiled boots and makes him a star, like ‘A Star Is Born.’ When Carrie Underwood walked in to St Louis in 2004, she was carrying her Lee Jeans and Old Navy prime, that’s the core of the show.”

She added, “That is what America identifies with and is what’s tried and true in regards to the format.”

Auditions Have Begun Filming for Season 20

Auditions have begun filming in entrance of the judges for the upcoming season 20 of “American Idol.”

The show introduced the beginning of filming on the official Instagram web page.

“We’re again at it filming in Austin, TX for season 20… whose voice can be a lower above the remainder?!” the caption reads alongside a publish of the judges and Seacrest holding an “American Idol” banner in entrance of celebratory balloons.

“American Idol” will return to air in early 2022.


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