A big twist coming to American Idol

by Bob Sassone, posted Dec 19th 2006 3:22PM

American IdolThe people behind the FOX megahit say that a bombshell is coming to the show in midseason. To quote producer Cecile Frot-Coutaz, it's "something that will blow America away."

Hmmm ... what could this possibly be? A viewer at home has a chance to win a million dollars? All of the contestants are robots? Ryan Seacrest is going to reveal that he's ... Catholic (hey, where did you think I was going with that?).

Maybe they're going to do a crossover with another FOX show. Maybe bad guys will take over the studio and hold everyone hostage, and then it's up to Jack Bauer to rescue everyone and clear the phone lines so America can get through and vote for their favorite singer.

The new season starts on January 16.

[via TV Tattle]

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David Ramey

I will make a guess and say there will be two winners this year one Male and one Female

January 02 2007 at 12:19 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Sue

I think the runners up are the actual winners. They sing the good songs and they are still around more often then the actual winners. 5 shows only Kelly and Carrie are doing well. Rueben never should have one anyway and who is Fantasia again? Oh yeah the girl who cant read or write but came out with a book???
Then Taylor?? Jay Lenos brother? The true American Idol should have been Chris Daughtry.

December 28 2006 at 1:37 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
carlene

I THINK AI IS A WONDERFULL SHOW! ALL THE WINNERS ARE GREAT! AND THE NON WINNERS HAVE BECOME WINNERS ALSO! IT GIVES A LOT OF PEOPLE THAT LITTLE EXTRA SOMETHING THEY NEED, TO SAY I CANN DO ANYTHING I WANT!

December 27 2006 at 12:55 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
McPhee smells like Pee

Kathrine McPhee will sing a different song other than "Over the Rainbow" and actually get real singing lessons from someone other than her mother.

December 20 2006 at 3:28 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Dina Hubert

The big twist may be that the show will hired Dr. Phil to treat all new and former "VICTIMS" who have been damaged by Paula's lack of honesty, by Simon's brutal honesty or by Randy's lack of articulating the word honesty. Then ALL the VICTIMS get together and create a show title "AMERICA IDOL VICTIMS SHOW" with Dr. Phil Dr. Robin and Dr. Ruth as Judges. WOW! What do you think?

December 20 2006 at 2:33 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Jen

Cant wait for the new season. I really look forward to the tr-outs. They are so funny. I know that Chris didnt win last season but I really wanted him to. He is such a dream boat !

December 20 2006 at 1:59 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
PJ da DJ

The new twist is fans get to vote off one of the judges every 4 weeks and the replacements considered will be voted on as well. First candidates in line as replacements are Corey Haim and Corey Feldman (sorry the Coreys come together), Arsenio Hall (figure Paula's replacement would be an ex boyfriend), One of the Capital One Barbarians (Who is your Idol?), Hulk Hogan (his daughter has an album out right?), Anna Nicole Smith, Eddie Murphy (he did put out an album!), Dee Snyder (Twisted Sister fame), Dick Clark (first replacement for Simon), Casey Casem, Britney Spears (because she would reveal more cleavage than Paula), Joan Rivers - and last but not least - Stevie Wonder (because all he can do is hear and would tell you straight up how bad you sound! And he won't be swayed by the women's beauty like Simon).
And the other twist would be a panel of former Idol contestants who get one vote counted as 50 percent of a new contestants vote. Kind of like any all star balloting in sports , the fans vote counts 33 percent the coaches 33 and the players 33. So fans could still vote but only count 50 percent.

Bo Bice and Chris Daughtry have been ripped off the last two seasons, lets see if the "mystery" season gets one right. The only right one so far has been Clarkson and she is so big now she won't even come back as a guest performer. So, January 16th, get ready.

December 20 2006 at 1:53 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
LINDA

The key words here are "will blow America away" & during MID season. I can't imagine what would blow america away. Maybe they will seperate the guys from girls and pick 1 winner from each group. Should be interesting. By the way I am 51 years old and love the show.

December 20 2006 at 1:44 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
summerlady

It would be great if the twist is the phone system caller id'd all the incoming numbers so that every phone in the world could only vote once. Then we would really get an accurate count....

December 20 2006 at 1:43 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Scott Roland

I think that they will bring back some of the old contestants back on the show to either co-host or they will have another chance to compete! But what does it matter anyways the person who always deserves to win doesnt not counting KELLY

December 20 2006 at 1:39 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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