American Idol Won’t Showcase “Bad” Auditions in Revival

The ABC revival of American Idol won’t highlight “bad” auditions the way that the FOX rendition of the show did. “One of the key things about the show is it shouldn’t feel manipulated or fake because 15 years ago, nobody had ever seen it and it was funny. Viewers know now, they’ve all watched all these shows in 15 years, and it doesn’t feel comfortable to put borderline unstable people up and laugh at them,” executive producer Trish Kinane said at ABC’s Television Critics Association press tour on Monday. “But that’s not to say we don’t want humor in Idol. Humor is a very important part of Idol, so if someone’s eccentric, slightly different or if they’ve got a different voice or if they do something we don’t normally hear, we’ll put that up, that’s fun. We want the humor but we don’t want the exploitation.”

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