In just a little under three weeks, "American Idol" will be back on the air. This will be Season 11, and fans are interested to see what will happen this time around. There has been a lot of hype about Jennifer Lopez and her split from Marc Anthony. She has since moved on to dating one of her (much younger) dancers, and there have been words spoken between Anthony and her. For now, fans are hoping her personal drama will stay away from the show. There are many things that makes "American Idol" unique, and each season the fans look forward to them. These are three things that fans are looking forward to with the beginning of Season 11.
The bad auditions
These are some of the best things that "American Idol" has to offer. While laughing at the misfortune of others is not kind, some of these people need a reality check. William Hung gained national fame from his audition on the show. If you ask someone who he is, chances are they can tell you. When the contestants get turned down, the amount of middle fingers and profane gestures is enough to get a giggle out of most anyone.
This one of the best parts of the entire process. It weeds out the semi-talented from the incredibly talented in the bunch. The routines they put together with their songs are interesting to see, and trying to pick the top girls and guys is a task in and of itself. There are many tears shed during this time, especially because they made it past the first step and now are being sent packing. This was also when new judge Jennifer Lopez had her mini meltdown when sending home Chris Medina in Season 10.
It is really fun to watch a mentor come in, and help mold the contestants. Miley Cyrus, Usher, and Shania Twain have all appeared on the show. Each week a theme is picked, and the contestants have to choose a song from that category. A favorite week among many fans is "birth year." This is when they must pick a song from the year they were born. There is usually a wide variety, and that makes it interesting.
January 18 is when the season premiere airs on FOX. The commercials are giving it much hype, and the fans are anxiously counting down. There are already predictions of a female winner, and perhaps even in the country genre again. Of course, that is all speculation. You will have to tune in and see what happens over the next four months, and try and predict who you think will be the next "American Idol."
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