So, Yeah, Twitter Is Not Excited ‘American Idol’ Is Coming Back
Not feeling the American Idol love? You’re not alone.
Barely a year after the FOX show came to an end after a wildly successful 15-year run, the pioneering singing competition has been resurrected and will return on ABC.
Idol was a proverbial game-changer. Originally a summer show, it rocketed to the top of the Nielsen ratings and viewers could not get enough of the banter between judges Simon Cowell and Paula Abdul while also having a direct impact on who would win a recording contract.
The show, which made stars out of everyone from Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood to Ryan Seacrest and re-ignited Abdul’s career, was a smash for years before ratings slid and critics complained the focus shifted away from the contestants to the rotating panel of judges.
There are still details to work out — whether Seacrest will return is very high on that list — but the important thing to remember is it will indeed be a high-profile series to get the revival treatment.
Will American Idol 2.0 be a ratings juggernaut and return as the pop culture force it once was? Only time will tell, but if the Twitter response is any indication, well, the answer is no.
Save for a few folks who seem pleased as punch, the reaction is as ugly as William Hung performing “She Bangs.”
Of all the things the world needs right now, American Idol is not one of them
— Christina Coronis ☾☼ (@ChristinaLuella) May 9, 2017
Why bring back American Idol? Now this country is really regressing
— Møöšh (@__mjbella) May 9, 2017
What is the point in bringing back American idol when there is 3 other "talent" shows just like it ♀️
— marci (@_marcix) May 9, 2017
This is how excited everyone is about American Idol coming back pic.twitter.com/9vTdJtlZiw
— Matthew A. Cherry (@MatthewACherry) May 9, 2017
American Idol? Really? Ugh.
— Justin Losacco (@justinlosacco) May 9, 2017
ABC picking up American Idol reminds me of a cat picking up a dead rat and bringing it to my bedside in hopes that it makes me happy.
— Jon Vazquez (@VazquezJon) May 9, 2017
ABC is doing what CBS used to do in the 1980s revamping other networks game shows. Match Game was a success so maybe American Idol will be https://t.co/nelsIXeZrk
— Chrissy (@PerryJuDo4ever) May 9, 2017
Why bring bk American Idol. Ppl stop watching a LONG time ago. it becomes boring after the first few episodes
— Candice Versace (@candice_versace) May 9, 2017
@DonovanIssy I think the same thing..American Idol use to be good but I love The Voice now
— Team Luke Pell (@teamlukepell) May 9, 2017
— AG (@sweetsmoke1) May 9, 2017
— CC (@TheCCCompanies) May 9, 2017
ryan @RyanSeacrest needs to quit kelly and go back to american idol
— PESKY GRANMDA.. (@grandmaking25) May 9, 2017
— Rose Mulet (@rosemulet) May 9, 2017
— Richie (@RichOnTheLI) May 9, 2017
ABC is reviving American Idol from the dead? Nah keep being dead. pic.twitter.com/SbaTKx6P7Q
— kim (@80speterquill) May 9, 2017
Can they just let American Idol die. Know when something is over, got damn
— Kai The Gemini (@zakeeakardash) May 9, 2017
— Samantha A (@Samie_ilo) May 9, 2017
Happy to see American Idol is coming back.
— PreExistingCondition (@yld_thng) May 9, 2017
Whoopeee AMERICAN IDOL is coming back❤️
— Barbara Allen (@ballen0913) May 9, 2017
How does American Idol get rebooted this quick like Spiderman. I don't understand this world.
— Jim Gisriel (@JimmFORCE) May 9, 2017
AI went down tubes in first place due to sideshow stuff, showing bad singers auditions hurt them, the voice doesn't do that. #american idol
— The D Racing (@Everylastdime) May 9, 2017
I can't wait for American Idol to finally return. It was one of the things I most enjoyed actively ignoring.
— The North is Rising (@SteadyDrifter13) May 9, 2017
I can't think of anyone who has ever said to me, "Don't you wish American Idol would come back?"
— Alex (@BarnOfDollars) May 9, 2017
— Lance (@lawrenceman2000) May 9, 2017
Why weren't we given more time off from American Idol? It seems way too soon to bring it back, if you even bring it back at all.
— Ashley Nicole (@StarrFae) May 9, 2017
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