For me the most exciting thing is we can really now dive deep with all the new technology that’s coming. [Along with] my partners at Fremantle, I think the group [working on the] show has been pretty much the same since day one. There was a time when what a teenager liked would be polar opposite to what their parents would like. Looking back on the 15 years, what are your personal highlights? I think Chris Daughtry’s journey was a significant one.I’m pleased that the final show will still have the warmth and the excitement as the first show 15 seasons ago. Observing the studio audiences over the years, it’s clear that has appealed to all ages and that it's been one of the rare series entire families watch together. The first season finale with Kelly [Clarkson] and Justin [Guarini], I thought that was a very special moment. When you saw her, even in her innocent, raw state, you knew she had the potential to be a big star. People thought he had a good chance of winning and he got knocked out early, but his talent saw him through.For Wednesdays, the episode will be dropped to a one-hour airing and will now start at 8 p.m. The Thursday night show event, meanwhile, will retain its two-hour runtime which begins at 8 p.m. The show will also reportedly crown a winner this coming April 7. Last Thursday, "American Idol" premiered its Farewell Season with a two-night Season XV special.The opening segment saw a lot of hopefuls from Little Rock and San Francisco getting handed with Golden Tickets. As detailed by the website, the 2016 edition of the singing contest kicks off with more than a handful of surprisingly incredible performances from talents across all walks of life.According to American Idol Net.com, the show continues this week with the auditions round, which will be the second of its three-week run.The show, headed by Season 13, Season 14, and Season 15 judges Harry Connick Jr., Keith Urban, and Jennifer Lopez and hosted by Ryan Seacrest, headed over to Philadelphia to shop for top-brass talents.
I think we’ve had great integrity [in] protecting the brand so it wasn’t tarnished. In the entertainment industry, you very rarely get to look back.
Now I can actually revamp it and come up with a new version.
And we can look back on 15 seasons and think of some legitimate ways to allow people to enjoy them again, maybe adding another dimension to it.”' American Idol': All Our Coverage Indeed, Fuller, who worked in music publishing and A&R before managing artists like the Spice Girls, is already planning ?
Not overt, more like — Well, hang on, this is bypassing the development process, the A&R process, the talent scout process, the producing and it can’t have value because you can’t do that.
It’s too quick, no one’s paid their dues, they haven’t learned their trade, it can’t be good enough, it can’t be appropriate. But the success was massive all over the world — this was happening in England, in Germany, in Australia, in South Africa, in Sweden, in India — everywhere young, new artists were selling millions of records and being No.
The show also intends to return to Little Rock and Denver for a repeat visit.