Is the 17th season of the American Idol TV show on ABC hitting all the right notes? As we all know, the Nielsen ratings typically play a big role in determining whether a TV show like American Idol is cancelled or renewed for season 18. Unfortunately, most of us do not live in Nielsen households. Because many viewers feel frustration when their viewing habits and opinions aren’t considered, we’d like to offer you the chance to rate all of the American Idol season 17 episodes here. **Status update below.
An ABC revival of the old FOX reality TV series music competition, American Idol typically airs on Sundays and Mondays. Returning are Lionel Richie, Katy Perry, and Luke Bryan as judges and Ryan Seacrest as host. Bobby Bones joins them in season 17 as the official in-house mentor, an expansion of the role he played last year for the Top 24. After making it through the nationwide audition process, the contestant pool narrows through a series of elimination rounds. Once the contest reaches the semi-finals, although the judges offer their criticism, the decision to keep or cut a performer is up to the viewing audience. For a specified window of time, fans may vote for their favorites, via phone call, text messages, and online. At stake is the “American Idol” title and a recording contract.
What do you think? Which season 17 episodes of the American Idol TV series do you rate as wonderful, terrible, or somewhere between? Should ABC have cancelled or renewed American Idol for an 18th season? Don’t forget to vote, and share your thoughts, below.
**5/14/2019 Status Update: American Idol has been renewed for season 18. Details here.