Talent Who Auditions for 'American Idol' Reboot Is Hot Mess, Source Says
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'They had had surprisingly few people show up to the auditions and the people that have shown up have not been very good,' said a source.

AceShowbiz - It seems like there is not a single day when everything goes smoothly for the production of ABC's "American Idol" reboot, which is just a few months away from premiering. After so much struggle to find the right judges, a new report suggests that things don't particularly go well during the auditions.

"So far the auditions have not been going well," a source tells Naughty Gossip. "They had had surprisingly few people show up to the auditions and the people that have shown up have not been very good."

The source goes on saying that "this is a disaster," before adding, "They will not be able to find the next great 'American Idol' if they don't have a great pool of talent to pick from."

It is also said that the folks in ABC even consider "hiring casting directors to go out and find talent and bring them to the show." The source adds, "No one can understand what is happening. Either America has run out of talent or everyone is auditioning for 'The Voice' instead."

Talking to WTVM, the judges of the upcoming revamped show revealed what they're looking for in this season. "It's really is about knowing your craft," said Lionel Richie. Katy Perry added, "You need to have a combination of this things, the singing, personality, and presentation."

Lionel and Katy will be joined by country singer Luke Bryan as the third judge. Ryan Seacrest will once again host the juggernaut TV show.

"American Idol" previously ran on FOX for 15 seasons from 2002 to 2016. Finding a new home on the Alphabet following a bidding war between FOX, NBC and ABC, "American Idol" is set to air on Sunday nights for 2017-2018 season.

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