'American Idol' season 17 has fans convinced that they will witness some really good singing talent
Though most fans agreed that this season is really one among the talented seasons in a long time, some begged to differ and as they felt that season 16 was much better
American Idol' season 17 premiered earlier this month on ABC. A large number of eager contestants auditioned hoping to make it through the auditions and compete in this season. But sadly, not all could make it. During the auditions, only a total of 175 contestants were selected and sent to Hollywood for the next round.
On Sunday and Monday, we witnessed Hollywood week where the contestants who advanced from the auditions competed for a place in the next round. Through the Hollywood week episodes, we witnessed amazing talent from contestants; there were quite a number of contestants who also performed their original songs and others who covered songs in their own unique style. These contestants left the judges shocked, which made it harder for them when it came to sending someone home. By the end of Hollywood week, there were only 40 contestants who advanced to the next round, where they will have to perform once again for the judges in Hawaii.
With just seven episodes into this season, it already has viewers hooked to it. Especially after many stated that they never wanted to watch this season before it could premiere. The main reason that fans are loving this season is because of the talented contestants. Apart from this, fans also claim that this might be one among the most talented seasons that 'American Idol' has released in a long time.
"So many great singers this year. I liked Maddie Poppe for sure, but last season just felt like 'kids day'. I'm excited the older contestants showed up this season," wrote a fan. While another added, "I had rolled my eyes at some of the hype, but I told my husband last night I was starting to believe it! I am really looking forward to hearing the Top 40 performances. I am guessing there will be some very painful cuts to get through."
One fan went ahead and named all the contestants who they thought were the reason that this season was talented. "This is one of the most talented seasons in a long, long time. Imagine this potential Top 12: Alejandro Aranda, Madison Vandenburg, Jeremiah Harmon, Ashley Hess, Walker Burroughs, Shayy, Nate Walker, Laine Hardy, Kai the Singer, Nick Townsend, Myra Tran, Raquel Trinidad. Stack that up against any season in recent memory and wow this season is good."
Though most fans agreed that this season is really one among the talented seasons in a long time, some begged to differ and revealed that in their opinion season 16 was much better. "Last year was better imo," said a fan. To which another replied saying, "screw the downvotes, i MIGHT also be inclined to agree. last years top 10 was incredible."
We will have to wait and see as the season progresses if it really does keep up to the fans expectations of being all about talent.
'American Idol' airs every Sunday and Monday on ABC. Check your local listings for more information.