To no one’s surprise, American Idol 2013 might look a little different than American Idol 2012.
CKx, the company that owns the rights to American Idol, plans to retool the show. But only after the company itself gets its own retooling. The company will be reamed Core Media Group, according to The New York Times. The company has many plans in store for itself and one of them includes some changes at American Idol.
There aren’t any specific changes mentioned just yet. It’s too soon for that. But the company has recognized Idol’s dropping ratings and plans to do what they can to reverse that. And the company president Marc Graboff still has high hopes for its most prized possession.
“ ‘Idol’ is still the gold standard,” Graboff said. “It’s very viable, but it definitely needs to be refreshed and it will be.”
The only thing Graboff is immediately mentioning is a look at the voting system. He talks about the WGWG (White Guys With Guitars) phenomenon and says that the way the winners are decided might need to be looked at. Could this mean the judges will have more a say in who stays and who goes like other singing shows? Or could we see a male and a female winner like So You Think You Can Dance is planning for this season?
What kind of changes would you like to see made at American Idol?