Katy Perry: 'Idol' Judges Have A New Attitude

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"We're really real with them". Richie, Perry and Bryan are judges on ABC's reboot of "American Idol".

Only two years after the singing contest ended its run on Fox amid dwindling ratings (not to mention newcomer "The Voice" was much more interesting) and steep production costs, it's getting the chance to prove itself again in an ABC version debuting 8 p.m. EST Sunday.

At first, the show seems to be aspiring to be a marginally better version of itself, but ends up stumbling, falling into its old behaviors. Like the original American Idol, we have to sit through a round of auditions before we get to the actual competitors. "Oh my gosh, I'm the most coachable!" the always-effervescent Ripa answered.

However, her American Idol journey won't be revealed until the episode premieres on March 19.

A former colleague of Hardy's confirmed her claims; an investigation by E! found only that there was "insufficient evidence". "Something we've never heard before". Good ol' American Idol! They want the spotlight to be on the talented young people trying to get their big break in show business. And Luke, of course, I've known from before, and we met and had an instant southern-boy connection, right away. It's just covered it up.

"In writing their own songs, they don't really capture who they really are", he explained, adding that usually he and the other judges often made those contestants sing an already existing hit.

In the season premiere, viewers will watch music hopefuls from cities around the US try out for the show. Now it's "American Idol" hoping once more to be crowned a victor. So producers took the show to ABC.

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Bryan, on the other hand, is more concerned about having to give tough comments to contestants, saying that he is not like Simon Cowell, who is known for his harsh remarks. Perry says that while the judges' goal is the same - to find a music superstar - they may be going about it in a different way.

Perry previously was criticized for a "wig snatched" moment during the VMAs, but in the premiere she uses the phrase ("wig snatched, flown, out the door") with a contestant in a way that creates an instant moment of bonding and elevates that person, because she's using it in a way to indicate how impressed and moved she is.

Luke says he's also looking for a combination of things.

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Will Ryan Seacrest be on the show?

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