American Idol to Make Like Big Brother?

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A pair of new judges and the elimination of the top 24 round is reportedly not enough change for American Idol.

The show is contemplating something much bigger.

As detailed by The Hollywood Reporter, producers are emphasizing the theme of "transparency" this season. As such, they are seriously thinking about going all Big Brother on viewers: filming the interactions of finalists that reside together in a Los Angeles home.

Steven Tyler, Jennifer Lopez and Randy Jackson

Other changes being considered: allowing the contestants to use Twitter throughout the season; taking the finalists on a road trip to Las Vegas and somehow integrating them with Cirque du Soleil's Beatles-inspired show.

But let's get back to the concept of an American Idol top 12 house. Think this is a good idea?


Is fun full and interesting .


No matter what changes they make, you can already count me off as one who will be watching these 2 newly added dumb judges. What does Lopez know about singing? The other one is just too ugly for me to watch them as a whole. Bye-bye AI! And that's for good.


Ok well this is like turning a singing show into a reality show where all the singers will bitch at each other and it will sway americas votes left and right. Horrible idea Idol. although it would give the show a longer running time and some drama. It would be entertaining the firstt few seasons, then you would want to scratch your eyeballs out.

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Brooke White's tears come from the authentic, good soul that she is. Her heart was breaking because she was overwhelmed with the experience she had with the show and the gift that it brought.

Paula Abdul [after Brooke White was eliminated on season seven]

I read some of this online this morning and just for the record, the rumors — they’re not true. She’s part of our family and we love her.

Ryan Seacrest [on rumor of Paula Abdul being drunk on the show]