When “American Idol” first aired in 2002, it was subtitled “The Seek for a Celebrity,” and when the present premieres Sunday night time that is simply what judges Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan shall be doing.
Ryan Seacrest will return to host the present, which can air at eight p.m. ET.
Within the season premiere, viewers will watch music hopefuls from cities across the U.S. check out for the present.
“We’re searching for one thing uncommon — I’m, specifically,” Perry instructed ABC Information. “There [are] loads of nice singers however… all of it is dependent upon what sort of star you need. Would you like somebody who can simply play… bars? Or do you wish to fill arenas?”
“What sort of star would you like?” the “Fireworks” singer continued. “I’m at all times searching for the largest one. So I feel it’s a mixture of issues. It’s about presence. It’s about, what do they contribute musically? Is their perspective completely different… is it distinctive?”
Bryan added that he is searching for “chill-bump moments.”
“That magic, that twinkle, that charisma,” he stated. “These moments the place… they arrive in very unassuming… then they begin singing and magic begins occurring.”
He went on so as to add, “That’s the principle factor — the individuals that basically transfer our souls and fireplace us up.”
However, surprisingly, contestants who tried to point out the judges they had been “distinctive” by singing their very own authentic songs did not fare effectively, in line with Richie.
“In writing their very own songs, they don’t actually seize who they are surely,” he defined, including that often he and the opposite judges usually made these contestants sing an already present hit. “I feel typically once they write their songs, they don’t stretch as a lot as they do once they’re singing another person’s track.”
The second episode of “American Idol” will air Monday at eight p.m. ET on ABC.