'American Idol' season 17: Fans shocked as '90 Day Fiance' star Evelyn Cormier makes it to the top 20
Fans noticed that Evelyn Cormier is one among the top 20 contestants this season, and fans are not liking it.
'American Idol' is all set to premiere in little less than a month. Being one of the longest-running talent-based reality TV competition series it has come a long way since 2002. And that includes a cancellation.
The show has introduced us to famous artists like Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Hudson, Adam Lambert and many more. And they still aim to spin out award-winning singers. Katy Perry, Lionel Richie, and Luke Bryan return to the judging panel. While Ryan Seacrest returns as the host of the show.
While there are just a few days left for the show to premiere, the show has been releasing a lot of sneak peeks and teasers, in order to get fans excited for the premiere. Through all that fans managed to notice a well-known face among the contestants. That is none other than '90 Day Fiancé's' Evelyn Cormier. Fans noticed that Cormier is one among the top 20 contestants this season, and fans are not liking it. Cormier appeared in season 5 of TLC's '90 Day Fiancé.' Cormier who is married to David Vázquez Zermeño revealed on her Instagram page that she will be competing for the competition. Another interesting tidbit the teasers revealed was that she had also made it as one of the Top 20 contestants.
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While a few fans and viewers said that they did not know Cormier sings, some were just upset that the show allowed her to audition and put her through to the Top 20. Fans also revealed that they wish the judges would give her the criticism she needs. "Is it messed up that I’m kind of looking forward to the judges FINALLY giving her some critiques about her weird singing???" wrote a fan. While another added, "90 Day Fiance's Evelyn Cormier is an American Idol Top 20 finalist (shows how far Idol has fallen)"
Through all this, fans are wondering if the show just advanced her to the Top 20 so that they would get higher ratings through the viewers of '90 Day Fiancé's' as well. "(T)he show is fake. It's just another way to get higher ratings. They know she cant sing either. But 90DF has the highest ratings on tv now so they are hoping some of the fans will watch since shes on there," wrote a fan.
Could this particular fan theory be true? Come to think of it, I do side with the fans when it comes to this. Last year the series received its lowest ratings yet. When season 16 started it had a total of 10.5 million viewers and decreased to just 8.6 million viewers when the finale aired. This is the lowest recorded in the history of the series. This might be the reason why the series has decided to advance Cormier into the Top 20, so it can get the ratings and improve from last year. After all, it all depends on the ratings, the more the ratings the higher chance we can expect another season next year.
Cormier is not the only well-known face to audition this year. We recently revealed that drag queen Ada Vox is one among the top 20 contestants. Though this is the 13th time Vox is appearing on the show, she has a large following because of her drag queen performances and is a favorite of many celebrities.
'American Idol' season 17 will premiere on ABC on March 3. Check your local listings for more information.