We’re in the golden age of television — but why watch yet ANOTHER singing competition or ANOTHER rebooted program that was shot dead years ago when you can watch both!?
While a number of viewers felt the show’s absence of Simon Cowell eyerolls and hilariously bad auditions wasn’t worth their time, others were sold on the telegenic chemistry between judges Katy Perry, Lionel Richie, and Luke Bryan.
And although 2018 Idol didn’t feature any so-bad-they’re-William Hung auditioners, the premiere still gave Miz Perry an opportunity to unleash her inner Simon and crush some dreams!
What did YOU think of the Idol reboot? Ch-ch-check out some clips and reactions (below) and cast your votes!
We’ll start with the good:
LOVING the new feel-good @AmericanIdol on ABC. In a world that’s more divisive than ever, we’re reminded of the humanity in all of us; we’re given a fresh lesson in acceptance – that everyone has a story, and while the dreams we dream are free, the hustle isn’t. #AmericanIdol
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Tony Morrison (@THETonyMorrison) March 12, 2018
I├óΓé¼Γäóve concluded that trying not to be moved in any way by @AmericanIdol is like trying to deny that puppies are cute even though they├óΓé¼Γäóre shitting on your rug right in front of you. Despite the commercialism, at it├óΓé¼Γäós core its a show about possibilities. We need that. ├ó┼ô┼á├»┬╕┬Å├░┼╕ΓÇí┬║├░┼╕ΓÇí┬╕├ó┼ô┼Æ├»┬╕┬Å├░┼╕ΓÇÿ┬Å
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Billy Burke (@billy_burke) March 12, 2018
American idol will always be better than the voice
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ ally (@allyyhymas) March 12, 2018
Katy Perry├óΓé¼Γäós odd sense of humor actually works pretty well for American Idol
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Matty Jiles (@mattyatthedisco) March 12, 2018
Katy: “What do people normally say about your singing”
Kobe: “I should try out for American Idol”
Bad news for Koby:
Oh, you mean fan fave Noah Davis? Watch his wig-tastic audition (below):
Of course, not everyone gave the reboot a golden ticket to Hollywood…
Oh man American Idol is 5 minutes in and completely unwatchable
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Nate (@BarstoolNate) March 12, 2018
The way American Idol is going so far I think there├óΓé¼Γäós a chance it├óΓé¼Γäóll be cancelled before next week
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Sara (@_spetty) March 12, 2018
I nearly dozed off while watching the reboot of American Idol. This is just painful to watch. Persida Acosta├óΓé¼Γäós theatrics and Larry Gadon├óΓé¼Γäós antics are far more entertaining.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Professional Heckler├░┼╕ΓÇí┬╡├░┼╕ΓÇí┬¡ (@HecklerForever) March 12, 2018
I won├óΓé¼Γäót be watching American idol. There r so many talent shows that r so much better… your time has come and gone ├░┼╕┬ñ┬╖├óΓé¼┬ì├óΓäóΓé¼├»┬╕┬Å├░┼╕┬ñ┬╖├óΓé¼┬ì├óΓäóΓé¼├»┬╕┬Å & it will never be the same without Simon. Sorry ├░┼╕╦£┬É
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Cortney Carrion (@KortKneee_Rae) March 12, 2018
Luke Bryan just accidentally called Kristin Chenoweth “Christian Chenoweth” on American Idol, and I├óΓé¼Γäóm pretty sure that├óΓé¼Γäós a hate crime
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Kevin O’Keeffe (@kevinpokeeffe) March 12, 2018
Why can’t American Idol be like the old days where Simon just roasted everyone ├░┼╕╦£┬¬
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ al (@alyson_lopez) March 12, 2018
The new American Idol judges seriously told contestants who weren├óΓé¼Γäót good to “try Broadway?” Yes, because everyone knows the best singers are pop stars and the worst singers are on Broadway. LOL.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Molly (@isteintraum) March 12, 2018
Time for YOUR vote, Perezious readers!
[Image via ABC.]