American Idol. You’ve read that the eight-year-long reality TV show was inducted into the National Association Of Broadcasters Hall Of Fame, and now you can see the first video from Monday’s event, above. (Zennie62Media coverage by StardustBlue Media.)
Here’s what NAB said:
At the Television Luncheon, hosted by Nancy O’Dell, Emmy Award-winning co-anchor of “Entertainment Tonight,” “American Idol” showrunner Nigel Lithgow, judge Randy Jackson, and Trish Kinane, executive producer and president of entertainment programming for FremantleMedia North America were on hand to accept the induction of the top-rated television phenomenon in to the NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame. Following the ceremony, attendees were treated to a special performance by Chris Daughtry, who played a selection of chart-topping songs and fan favorites.
And, yes, I do have Chris Daughtry’s entire first song on video.
Is American Idol On The Decline
That American Idol’s losing ratings is not news now, but the reasons for it abound. Here’s mine: there are now too many copycat shows, mainly The Voice, America’s Got Talent, and Britain’s Got Talent before that.
These copycats have succeeded in confusing the American public to the point where this blogger forgets which show’s which. Is it The Voice that has Nikki Mange or American Idol? (It’s American Idol.)
American Idol‘s problems started in 2009, when Britain’s Got Talent hatched Susan Boyle and shocked the World, and this blogger, in the process:
Susan Boyle was everything the common American Idol contestant wasn’t: older, plain-looking, English, overweght, and a bit loopy. No one – and I mean no one – predicted that she would turn the World upside down just by opening her mouth, but that’s what happened.
2009 happened to be the first year of American Idol‘s ratings problems, but they weren’t as bad as they have been this year. The reason is that 2009 gave rise to Britain’s Got Talent, with former American Idol judge Simon Cowell, and then came America’s Got Talent on NBC, and then The Voice.
The only way American Idol can get back on top is to, in some way, change up what it does. The formula’s problem is that it’s been replicated too much.