Monday, June 24, 2013

What American Idol Should Do To Regain Their Ratings?

American Idol was undeniably one of the biggest and most anticipated reality-singing competition program ever aired on air, with a total of 12 seasons we are pretty much sure how far this show had gone since 2002. But as you all know, the show wasn't as successful as it was in the previous seasons, it's ratings was gradually declining from a season after another.In fact it had it's lowest viewership this season. Here's a chart I got from Wikipedia which clearly show, how the ratings had been from the first up to the latest season.

What could have caused this? well I don't wanna go further on that but instead I recommend  you to visit this post my brother did regarding that issue (Top Five reason why American Idol is losing the ratings).

Well, As the title goes, I prefer listing down the things which, on my opinion that may make American Idol soar in ratings rank again or at least somehow improve it.


•Mentors - Well, I guess the strategy of Idol for this year was to put the biggest star on the panel instead having them as guest mentors, which was for sure a major fail. I just notice, the mentoring system of Idol had become dull lately unlike previous season on which they get to show variety on that. Perhaps most of AI's budget was spent on giving viewers an interesting panel which actually turned out an eye-sore to us. If they would again do such, there's a higher chance people will look up to watching the show more often because there's always new each week.


•Performance Upgrade - I think, season 12 somehow had some of the best vocals the show ever had, but something ain't right when it come to their performances. Yeah, vocally it was mostly great but, the actual or the whole performance itself was kinda boring to watch, and so, I thought if they would focus on putting more creativity on that certain factor, there will be no boring and forgettable numbers anymore. I know it's a singing competition which must focus on the singing, but in a world where there is Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Rihanna, Pink and so much more artists which gives audiences overflowing does of entertainment, I think Idol must also cope up on that.Enough with the smoke machine, spot light , stairs and splitting monitors on the background and come up with something new and current.


•Themes- As you all know, unlike other shows which gives contestants unlimited choices of songs to sing American Idol has this random theme each week, which I think was the best way to show their contestant's versatility. However, it is quite noticeable that Idol was running out of themes to use, most especially for this recent season which showcases themes that are too broad. Actually this goes with the mentors for whoever they may be, their songs will be on finalist's choices. Hmm, There's still a lot of artist to feature on the show, so Idol must also focus on this too.


•Selection Process - Yeah I must admit, season 12 offered a new twist on this process, when they introduce the Las Vegas week, but I somehow felt that it was just did to manipulate the result or maybe, such phase doesn't really differs on the other, all it does is prolong the process. They should come up with a better twist just to give their audiences something new something that would make upcoming season different from the previous.



• Judges - Honestly, I kinda like previous AI judges, for there's variety on their comments which I think makes them more interesting however, I think they somehow went overboard, the feud between Mariah and Nicki turned out to be quite annoying. So if that so, I think Idol must come up with a set of judges with a good chemistry yet still has variety.

Overall, what American Idol  mainly needs are Variety and  impressive Modifications most specially now that competitions had gone bigger and tougher. Well, these are just my opinion, I'm not an expert when it comes to such field, I'm just another avid viewer who was concluding things based on observations. Criticisms are well appreciated.



43 comments:

  1. agree!!!

    or gawan nila ng twist yung show...

    gawin nilang America Idol The hunger Games Edition.

    pag may pumiyok or nag-flat or as in worst ang performance ng singer automatic ilalagay sa isang booth na puno ng tracker jacker...
    lols

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  2. I used to watch this last time, but have to quit because busying with work!!! =]

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  3. Mejo lame ang judges ngayon e. I mean, yes magaling sila bilang individuals, but, the way they judge? *insert cricket sound here*

    Isa lang sa ngayon ang naiisip kong makakapag pa-BOOM sa American Idol...

    Ibalik nila si Simon Cowell! ;)

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  4. Kasi walng bago every viewers naghahanap yan ng bago at ung style or format ng show ano na expected na

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  5. hindi na kasi ako nanonood eh kaya mababa na ratings nila lolz #conceitedme :P

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  6. I like your idea about performance upgrade. Sa lahat ng larangan, we cannot do the same thing every time kasi magsasawa ang mga manonood. I have not seen a single episode of AI but I am a The Voice fan. Yun nga lang I only enjoy watching the audition parts, after that, hindi na siya mabenta for me.

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  7. Not sure what can be done to save American Idol. Maybe none as this show has run its course.

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  8. Agree with you on the mentors. They should have major stars as mentors instead of judges!

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  9. Not sure if I will still be watching the next season! I just might, but then I may not! Haha

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  10. madami na rin kasing competition at medyo nagsasawa na ang mga tao sa pare-parehong putahe... Dapat siguro mag-isip pa sila ng mga kakaibang approach sa show...

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  11. Have good qualified judges to judge and decide on who should win. Public voting may be based on all kinds of reasons other than talent.

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  12. Una siguro yung originality ng show unti unting nawala na dami kasing ek ek na bago tsaka dahil din siguro marami ang nadisappoint sa pagkapanalo ng isang finalist last year, kaya nawawalan ng ganang manood ang mga tao pati orig judges nagsialisan na din hay kalungkot, susunod yan magsasara na ang AI dahil dina kumita haha. american idol season 13? well see..

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  13. Talagang pinagaralan mo show ha:) maybe nagsawa na talaga mga tao:)

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  14. last time i watched AI was jessica sanchez' season lol

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  15. Taon-taon na kase nilang ginagawa toh eh. Hindi ba pwedeng every other year na lungs? syempre may sawa factor na rin ang mga viewers.

    Sa judges, I terribly misses Paula Abdul and Simon Cowell. Sila talaga ang pillars ng AI, including Randy Jackson.

    Just my two cents...

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  17. Nicki Minaj alone is annoying.
    Mariah Carey is exaggerating.

    Old judges were the best.
    Wala ka ng angal panget ha. lols

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  18. I only watched the first one or two.after that it getsold

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    1. I dont like yhe new judges. Their reactions look so fake

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    2. The old judges are still the best. Spontaneous

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  19. it has been a long time i did not watch American Idol liao~ >.<

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  20. Missed quite a few seasons of AI myself

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  22. Agree sa mga pointers! Kailangan i overhaul ang mechanics ng A1

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  24. I think the success of this show is still directly proportional to the quality of the quality of the contestants. So the judges and the selection process are crucial factors too.

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  25. We don't have American Idol in the Dutch channels :c
    Xx

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  26. great question and comments! american idol is such a popular show worldwide!

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  28. Dapat ibalik si Jessica Sanchez! Madami ulit Pinoy sa abroad at dito na manunood! Hahaha :)

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  31. Mabuhay MEcoy!

    I used to be an addict to American Idols until it made my blood pressure rise. I often felt stressed watching them and their competitions are always too stiff and tensed.
    So now I only watch Korean channels for laughter and excitement. Do you have the KBS Korean programs in your country?

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  32. I'm not really a fan of AI. I do watch it sometimes if they have Filipino contestants or if they have celebrity performers. ^◡^

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