American Idol: Season 13 Reviews

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March 25, 2019
Music should be treated like a craft. TV shows should invoke emotion. And competition should be a battle. And that's what I think this set of judges will do for the show.
March 25, 2019
As recent seasons have shown, the mix of judges can change in a heartbeat, too. If last year's combustible concoction proved nearly toxic, this season may provide the tonic.
March 25, 2019
You know American Idol has entered a new phase of its life when a guy who twerks while singing Over the Rainbow gets a ticket to Hollywood.
March 20, 2019
The [American] Idol franchise didn't crash and burn this season so much as vanish in the Indian Ocean.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 25, 2019
It's polished. It's entertaining. And it's still committed to finding good singers.
March 25, 2019
Veteran judges Jennifer Lopez and Keith Urban returned along with the musically savvy Harry Connick Jr. Together these three music icons brought a fresh, fun and professional new vibe to the smash reality hit.
March 25, 2019
[Keith] Urban tells one teenager, "The singing for me needs more work, but it's not just a singing show." If not, then what is [American] Idol? Thirteen seasons in, the show is still trying to figure that out.
March 25, 2019
In a sign that is very, very, very promising for The House That Kelly Clarkson Built, [ Producer Per] Blankens is instead placing his bets on lots and lots of genuinely talented kids with dreams of music superstardom.
March 20, 2019
Randy Jackson wasn't a judge this year and bailed on the show entirely soon thereafter, so your expert panel was J.Lo, Keith Urban, and Harry Connick Jr., who did not exactly exude Three Amigos! levels of chemistry.
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