American Idol Star Says Reboot Will Fail Without Bad Auditions
American Idol star William Hung became a household name more than a decade ago after he auditioned for the show in Season 2. His rendition of “She Bangs” by Ricky Martin is a classic and Hung became an overnight sensation.
ABC is rebooting American Idol this year and has decided to cut out bad auditions from the show. Hung says this is a bad idea.
When interviewed by TMZ, Hung said bad auditions are “AI’s calling card.”
And he’s absolutely correct! The most popular auditions in the show’s history are the bad ones like William Hung’s and leaving that off will remove one of the features that made Idol stand out.
American Idol came at the right time when the American public was more than ready to watch people get humiliated on TV.
ABC has realized times have changed of course. It’s time we celebrate the good and not the bad in the world. We’re all in this together!