The tragic ending of one of America’s hit singing competition shows, American Idol, brought audiences to tears. The competition show ran for 15 seasons and ran its last episode back in April. With other singing shows such as The Voice, The Sing-Off, and even America’s Got Talent has its fair share of singers, it was predicted that viewers would not miss American Idol. Thankfully, that prediction was very wrong. The hearts of thousands of Idol fans were crushed when the season finale hit. Running from 2002 to 2016, Idol had an impressive run. Singing competition shows last for about two to four years if that. With this undeniable audience base, television networks are considering bringing the singing phenomenon back on the air.
Fremantle Media approached NBC with the idea for the show revival and it is being strongly considered. The only drawback is that other voice shows’ season releases will have to be limited. A person should be able to turn on the TV and watch something other than a singing competition show. To alleviate this issue, it was suggested that The Voice will have to limit their season releases to one per year.
American Idol, once being a top-rated show on television, will hopefully air next year. Returning celebrity figures may return including host Ryan Seacrest, and judges Paula Abdul, Simon Cowell, and Randy Jackson.
Audiences everywhere are hoping that Idol makes a comeback. The Voice is good, but American Idol was the first singing show to really start the competition show trend. It needs to return to television because it should not have left in the first place.