When “American Idol” returns to TV this spring one thing you WON’T see is the terrible auditions that were an entertaining staple of the first few seasons when the show was on Fox. Producers say they don’t want this new version of Idol to laugh at potential contestants who might possibly be unstable.
They say the earlier version on Fox was already steering away from showing the bad auditions when it went off the air. One person who doesn’t like the change is one of the best known contestants, William Hung, who’s notoriously bad version of “She Bangs” made him a star. Hung told TMZ that he thinks they should show the bad ones too!
American Idol premieres on ABC on Sunday, March 11, directly opposite it’s main competitor, The Voice. Judges will include Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie.