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Ricki and Jess… not so young divas now
The American style single show format is far superior… They had one non-elimination episode to kick off voting and then eliminations at the end of each subsequent episode. The eliminated contestant then preformed for the judges who had a single opportunity to save someone.If it does come back they might even cut back to one show a week to cut costs, presumably with the elimination at the beginning of the next episode.
I don't know a single person in my life who watched it - or even knows that it was on, for that matter - and I work in the industry! I only saw it featured very briefly on Gogglebox and never saw a single promo or ad about it, except for a pre-season billboard in the city once. Not that I think many people care(d) much for a revival anyway, so definitely no big loss.This series failure proves the point I’ve been making all along that Idol was a product of its time and doesn’t translate for a modern audience.
I get what you’re saying but Idol in particular is a format that just doesn’t work for a modern audience. The most memorable aspect of the original format was the joke auditions and the harsh critiques both of which wouldn’t fly with modern audiences. A show like BB I think still has a chance if someone is willing to give it a chance but Idol feels very archaic especially when they are no longer the only singing based show on the market.I agree, we as a society have long moved past reality TV in general (and I include Big Brother in that) - which is partially a result of how mass-produced and overly-produced these shows have become nowadays, as well as TV just becoming far too disposable to consumers. Reality TV of the 2000s is a bygone era that will never make a comeback - unfortunately the shows of that time have since failed to adapt to modern audiences successfully... therefore, in my opinion, it's time to move on.