American Idol Winners Tell Their Stories in a New Season 10 Promo

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Really cool stuff–all 9 Idol winners tell their story of their journey to Idol in the brand new Season 10 promo. Check it out after the jump.

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  • heat914

    Very nice :)

  • jennyl

    Gosh!. All these promo vids are really going for the kill. Kinda feel a sense of pride for these kids. Not that they are related to me or anything. LOL!

  • http://MJO judes

    I love seeing all these snippets come out one by one- leaves you wanting to see more.

  • karenc

    WOnderful video. It shows what I really like about the show, that it takes unknown singers who very well might not have gotten a record contract and gives them a chance. And it’s great that to varying degrees of success, all of the winners and the runners up and many finalists are still in the entertainment industry, whether it be a recording artist, doing musical theatre, hosting, or acting.

    And even though I’m not sure I like some of the changes that are being discussed, I still want the show to continue. Even if I don’t find anyone next year that I like, it is still good for all the winners if someone from the show does well. The longer the show continues and does well, there will always be a connection for the contestants to the show. The promos they are showing are not only beneficial to the show, they are beneficial to the individuals as well. I guess the connection to the show will be there anyway, but the promos and even having them return to the show to perform when they have an album will be there if the show continues.

    And I feel a sense of pride too, it almost feels like you do know them and see them go from unknown to famous. I got that feeling when I saw Daughtry singing with Santana a few months ago, that I saw him go from being unknown to this. I guess its because we do get to see them before they were stars. And I also think we know more about them personally than we normally would for a celebrity, like about where they’re from, and their families. I have been a fan of other musicians for 20 years and don’t know that much information about them.

    ETA: Having said all this, this is exactly why I don’t like the negative tone of some of the new articles about the show. I could see the producers wanting a different type of winner this year, and that may even be a good idea for the show. But I don’t think it’s necessary to say it in a way that is negative to former contestants. It’s disrepectful to them and to their fans too. And the show needs to build upon it’s history, not trash it.

  • http://MJO judes

    I also think we know more about them personally than we normally would for a celebrity, like about where they’re from, and their families. I have been a fan of other musicians for 20 years and don’t know that much information about them.

    You know Karen you are so right. I am obviously a bit longer in the tooth than you as the I have followed several musicians for more years than I care to remember but before becoming invested in idol 3 years ago I never would have thought of looking up a blog or website about them. Idol promotes a familiarity because of all the information available about the idols & the instant access of videos & of course all the interesting comments on places like MJs.

  • t2

    Now THAT’s a good promo. All of the idol winners present and accounted for and all grateful for the opportunity.

  • twinkle80

    great promo! it’s always nice to see the idols talk about their journey, makes you more connected to them and their music. as lee has mentioned in a recent interview, AI has always been a great platform for artists to have an opportunity to be heard in this big way. hope they make good and sensible decisions in the next season, less drama and more focus on the music, please.

  • Valentin432

    Not a bad idea to put the focus back on the winners of the show, they need to reinforce the identity of the brand after Paula and Simon left the past two years.

  • http://mjsbigblog.com/luvadamlamberts-american-idol-tour-2009-washington-dc-re-cap.htm luvadamlambert

    NICE!!!

  • Joyed

    These promo spots are so nice:)

    I think it is seeing them grouped all together that makes it so impactful for me – look at all those people we’ve seen get crowned over the years.

  • http://jgrollersellshomes.com juliegr

    Thanks for the thread on the latest AI promo — I saw the video elsewhere but wanted to add my voice to the comments that would show on an AI centric blog like MJ’s.

    The producer, Golareh Safarian, did an excellent job with the subjects and filming and the final product presents a unbiased view of EACH of the American Idol show winners. Sure some winners get more visibility than others but the main thing is that ALL winners have a professional, attractive, and positive spot in the commercials. Loved to see a glimpse of the journey each winner made — where the winners came from, where they went, and how they returned to their roots.

    Kudos to Ms. Safarian for developing a promo that gives viewers the vision and ray of hope for future contestants.

  • s3rious

    Amazing :)

  • Trina

    What an amazing promo. I love the focus they’ve been putting on the winners in these commercials. That’s what the show should always be about. No matter how successful any of them are, or even even some didnt set the music world on fire obviously enough viewers liked them and all of them saw their lives change due to Idol.

    P.S. Geez MJ nice screencap there :)

  • dhunken

    I like all of it. I think this shows Idol is really trying to revitalize the brand and put the focus back on the contestants. Which is really why I watched. Simon Paula and Randy where like cherries on top of a delicious cake pretty and all but the cake is the real substance and nourishment. I like the direction it seems the show is going. Last year I didn’t feel they were invested in keeping the show going, this year I get they are making every effort to make it at the very least great tv. Hopefully the find a unique, talented, engaging star. Actually hopefully several of them. :-) I am now thinking Simon leaving and X-Factor coming to the US is the shot in the arm Idol needed. Nothing better then friendly competition (maybe not so friendly) to motivate. Love seeing all the winners.

  • dhunken

    Joyed:
    11/11/2010 at 10:00 am

    These promo spots are so nice:)

    I think it is seeing them grouped all together that makes it so impactful for me – look at all those people we’ve seen get crowned over the years.

    I agree and when they were showing each one I recalled their finale night and them winning. I also for some reason looking at each one thought about their season and thought about the other contestants who finished behind them who are also having careers. The show does change lives, Many Lives, not just the winners. Its been said many times before they all may not be mega stars but a good many of them are having careers much better then they were before the show. To me that is the real value of this show. There might be only one person crowed the winner but many of these contestant win a career and that is amazing.

  • Mtlfan

    that’s good! love they are showing them all!

  • BootStar

    Very effective! Now if only Nigel would get the memo and stop trashing former contestants.

  • fanaround

    Wonderful ad! Reminds viewers what originally drew them to the show. Everyone says something nice, looks great and happy etc.

  • ilovekrisallen39

    Awe love seeing all the winners on their. And all of them looking so nice doesn’t hurt anything either.Can’t wait to see even more. This is what the show is all about. I don’t care if some aren’t doing as well as others,as long as their doing what they love,and get to keep doing it. That is all that matters to me.

  • TwigLA

    I really liked that promo. It’s good to see all the winners showcased and supported.

    KarenC, I agree with everything you said above.

  • unidentified

    I really been loving all the new promos for the show. It’s like, yeah, that’s the reason I still watch this show.

  • https://twitter.com/pmhowden undercooked

    Now….if they can just make the show as classy as these ads all will be well.

  • LaRue

    I’m still skeptical. The promo is nice, but this warm, fuzzy feeling won’t last. Certain Idols will get run down again and it’s back to square one. The support will go away, I’m sure.

    As much as I like the show (in concept, anyway) and as much as I like many of the contestants, I still have a major streak of doubt surrounding Idol. If I ever learn how to quite the show, wouldn’t that be great? :-)

  • tierbee

    I love these promos. I think it’s a very good thing to highlight all the past winners — and these are very well-done. I do love the damn show, after all. Now just give us a variety of talented contestants this season and quit trying to tinker with everything.

  • Planet Fierce

    Very nice! I like how it put everyone on the same level….winners all! Thanks MJ, love me some Cookie w/my lunch!

  • Ladybug

    I really like these promos. I think there is a realization that success isn’t just album sales. There are so many levels these winners (and non-winners, too!) can succeed upon. Taylor did not burn up the world post-idol, but he most certainly got EXACTLY what he wanted — national recognition and the ability to play all over the US in clubs and venues formerly unavailable to him, and perform exactly the kind of show he wanted to do from the start.
    Not all are Mega-Carrie’s, but ALL are having, as Taylor said in his audition, their voice heard.

  • jersey

    They are doing a great job with these promos. I like them alot.

  • gangreen29

    I love the promo. It made me teary eyed.

  • artemis

    I love these promos-they counteract the feeling that Nigel gives me when he trashes past contestants. He should sit down and watch these for a while before he makes any more statements.

  • hoodathunk

    Agree that building a brand with these winners, who all have followings, is the key to making American Idol meaningful to viewers again. Trashing them and pitting them against each other, ignoring some and overexposing others, has been a huge mistake. We’ll see if Lythgoe can man up and rise above his personal prejudices to build the brand of “American Idol Winner”

  • luly

    Very good promo :).

  • Brisblondie

    Chills. oh and SCREENCAP. :)

  • Incipit

    Heh. FOX the Network understands the appeal of Idol better than Idol’s producers seem to – they should do lunch and talk. Or, Nigel could stop talking. As a spokesperson, he makes a decent dancing show judge. I suppose.

    Kudos to the creative team on the promos.

  • AIaddict

    Loved it!

  • emmuzka

    I’m not feeling it. for me, it was too slow and documentary-like. and it doesn’t help that viewers will probably be like “wait, who was this again?” I liked more the previous, more fast paced “from nobody to somebody”-promos.

  • Fullmoon

    emmuzka:
    11/11/2010 at 4:43 pm

    I’m not feeling it. for me, it was too slow and documentary-like. and it doesn’t help that viewers will probably be like “wait, who was this again?” I liked more the previous, more fast paced “from nobody to somebody”-promos.

    IA, This just reinforced to me that there were only 2 superstars in the bunch, if you look at it through the eyes of the general public who are not idol loonies.I do agree though that they all have a much better life now and are all successful in their own right.

    hoodathunk:
    11/11/2010 at 2:51 pm

    Agree that building a brand with these winners, who all have followings, is the key to making American Idol meaningful to viewers again. Trashing them and pitting them against each other, ignoring some and overexposing others, has been a huge mistake. We’ll see if Lythgoe can man up and rise above his personal prejudices to build the brand of “American Idol Winner”

    I disagree with this. First, all the idols have followers, some more than the actual winners. So should Idol ignore them. I don’t agree with trashing any of them but should idol ignore someone like Daughtry because he didn’t win. Idol is going to shed a light on who ever makes their brand look good. They sure didn’t have a problem reclaiming Jennifer Hudson after a Grammy and Oscar win.

  • Caffiend

    Now THAT is truly what this show is all about, and that encapsulates why I watch it! Now, let’s see whether the producers back this up by cutting way, way back on the awful auditions and putting far more emphasis on the good ones.

  • shell29

    I disagree with this. First, all the idols have followers, some more than the actual winners. So should Idol ignore them. I don’t agree with trashing any of them but should idol ignore someone like Daughtry because he didn’t win.

    I think the point the hoodathunk was making is that all of the winners, regardless of their level of success, should be acknowledged and not ignored. That hasn’t always been the case, so it’s nice to see here. I don’t think anyone is saying that the successful non-winners should be ignored, but these promos happen to be focusing on the winners only. Idol has never had a problem with showcasing the winners or non-winners who they deem “successful” (like Daughtry or Adam, for instance).

  • iluvai

    David, you are cute so just get rid of the facial hair! lol!

    I voted voraciously for you so, this is not a diss. Just a preference because I like to see your face.

  • iluvai

    I really like these promos. I think there is a realization that success isn’t just album sales. There are so many levels these winners (and non-winners, too!) can succeed upon. Taylor did not burn up the world post-idol, but he most certainly got EXACTLY what he wanted — national recognition and the ability to play all over the US in clubs and venues formerly unavailable to him, and perform exactly the kind of show he wanted to do from the start.
    Not all are Mega-Carrie’s, but ALL are having, as Taylor said in his audition, their voice heard.

    This is so true! Great post!

  • cookcricket

    Nice promo!

    Now….if they can just make the show as classy as these ads all will be well.

    Perhaps they should use the past winners more during the season.;)

    AI should be very proud of all of their winners.

  • partyintheusa

    I LOVE it! I got chills watching it. I agree with the comment that it doesn’t matter if whether millionaire success like Kelly and Carrie or just doing things more under the radar like Taylor; clearly this show brought them to a point where they are able to work in their chosen profession of music to some extent. I don’t think everyone knowing who you are is nearly as important as that.

  • colette

    Hope this sets the tone for the season. Maybe the new regime will get back to the basics and pull it out! I still have my doubts, but at least this is a good start…

  • karenc

    Perhaps they should use the past winners more during the season.;)

    AI should be very proud of all of their winners.

    I’m hoping they do like a tribute to all their winners this year. Like every week do a different one, and then have them perform. Or do something for each season, like a reunion or something.

    Actually, I think they could make sort of a reunion series and have it do really well, like have it during the summer after the regular season. If they got as many finalists as they could get back together and have them do a show, kind of like the Idol tour. And have the ones with original music perform, too. It would really give a boost to any of the finalists that had been on the show.

  • Stuart