I’ve always been a fan of American Idol. If you tune in to the live telecast and simultaneously monitor Twitter, you’ll notice how I do blow by blow tweets before during and after each performance.
I’ve followed all the seasons of American Idol. I’ve cheered, booed, and even criticized a few results.
Judges have come and gone. And though some personalities were better than others, we all know that the show does go on.
After twelve incredible seasons, American Idol can lay its claim as the only TV singing competition show to produce numerous hit and award-winning recording artists. Just imagine… combined, Idol finalists have released more than 200 albums, hit No.1 on the Billboard charts over 400 times, and have garnered more than 250 million iTunes downloads. Insane, right?
This January 2014, the Road to Fame starts on ETC as they bring you American Idol XIII. Catch the two day premiere on ETC this January 16 (Thursday) LIVE via satellite at 6PM with a primetime telecast at 8PM and January 17 (Friday) LIVE via satellite at 6PM with a primetime telecast at 9PM.
Hosted by Ryan Seacrest, and featuring judges Harry Connick, Jr., Keith Urban, and Jennifer Lopez, along with in-house mentor Randy Jackson, the series continues its search across America to find the next singing superstar.
I’m particularly interested as to how Harry Connick, Jr. will impact the show as a judge. He has appeared in previous seasons already but only as a mentor. There has been lots of talk before of bringing him in as a judge and I truly believe he’ll be an incredible asset to the show considering his remarkable background and musical knowledge. I am looking to him to give the most sound advice to these season’s hopefuls.
This year the show’s judges travel to Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Detroit, Omaha, Salt Lake City, and San Francisco. With their years of experience as acclaimed artists, it’s up to them to narrow down the competitors to a select group of semifinalists who will sing in front of a live studio and TV audience. Then, from this stage forward, the viewing public determines who will advance to become a finalist and who will go home.
Locally, ETC lets you have your say via their Twitter (@etc_channel) and Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/etctv) page where you could win great prizes from the channel or see your comments on-air. Just type in your thoughts with the hashtag: #aionetc
Watch American Idol XIII on ETC online, log onto http://www.blink-now.com to watch ETC’s free live streaming on a computer.
Are you ready? So am I! Follow me on Twitter (@chuckiedreyfus) so we can get together and talk during live (and primetime) telecasts of American Idol to make our viewing more exciting!