'American Idol' Is Getting Rid of Bad Auditions…But Why?

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ABC may be rebooting "American Idol", but this doesn't mean that the popular singing reality TV competition will be exactly like the one that aired on Fox. Rather than laugh as intended, audiences think of how cruel it is for producers to send hopefuls to the judges for the sole goal of them getting torn down for entertainment. We're pretty jealous of our reporter who got to see that happen in person! "It literally does come back to those blind auditions". There's been a lot of talk about how is this show different. "American Idol is known for its unique entertainment value by having those off-the-cuff, funky auditions". "You've got three different faces, you have different contestants, but to change the show drastically would be a mistake", he said. Executive producer Trish Kinane said that 15 years ago, viewers who have not seen "American Idol" found this approach amusing.

She adds, "It's a crowded place, and I take it really seriously, sometimes to my detriment".

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Idol viewers will likely remember Hung as perhaps the king of bad auditions, as he tried out for the show's third season in 2004 with a rendition of Ricky Martin's "She Bangs" that was instantly eviscerated by the judges. "That's fun. We want the humor but we don't want the exploitation", she said.

Katy's focus on finding a superstar apparently made her a brutally-honest judge.

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Seacrest told the Television Critics Association Monday that it's essentially the same show that returns March 11, airing Sundays and Mondays, with new faces at the judges' table. You're not under oath, and even when you are, you know. They stole the show at the American Idol cocktail party during the Television Critics Association winter press tour on January 8, delighting the room with an unrehearsed turn at the mic. Watch HollywoodLife.com's exclusive tape of the performance above!

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