- By PAIGE PETRONE
- Photo Courtesy of ABC
Tear-jerking commercials have been making me cry as the anticipation for the return of American Idol continues to build. If you don’t know what Idol is it’s quite possible that you’ve been living under a rock for the past couple of decades! A really big recent milestone for the show was that two “idols” performed during the live broadcast of 91st Academy Awards! First, Adam Lambert along with the legendary band Queen opened the show with two numbers from the nominated film Bohemian Rhapsody. Adam currently tours with Queen and the film tells the story of the band and its late lead singer, the great Freddie Mercury! Also, Oscar-winner Jennifer Hudson performed RBG film’s nominated song. I think it’s fair to say that American Idol is making stars.
The reboot, now airing on ABC (it originally aired on FOX) is beginning its second season with returning judges Lionel Ritchie, Katy Perry, and Luke Bryan, along with host Ryan Seacrest. I love this show! Not only did it discover Adam and Jennifer, but don’t forget just two of its other stars, multiple Grammy-Award winner Carrie Underwood and Kelly Clarkson! What I find most endearing is the stories of hardship and what it took to get to the auditions that most contestants share upon meeting the judges. Yes, it’s all very dramatic and heartbreaking at times but also extremely addictive. You just can’t help but root for them!
“American Idol” returns March 3rd on ABC.