Yup, that's right.
Some of the new changes include an updated set and online voting as well as original songs to be written by hit songwriters and producers for the contestants so that they don't just have covers to choose from.
Also, going back to its original roots, the contestants will be living in an Idol mansion together. Executive producer Nigel Lythgoe "was keen on it," a source says.
And that's not all. Other changes include faster elimination rounds, faster music releases, theme week makeovers, and even possible music videos to test out contestants' acting skills and ability to incorporate backup dancers.
Hmm, seems like they're afraid of a little competition (ahem, US X Factor).
What do U think of the new changes? Will U be watching??
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