American Idol 14 – See The FIRST Promo! (VIDEO)



Yep. It’s that time of year again. Time for the very first American Idol 14 promo of the new season!  The 45 second spot aired in front of millions of viewers watching Game 1 of the World Series on FOX.

The powers that be are NOT giving up on the idea that American Idol creates superstars, even after the last two winners have flopped pretty hard. Ironically, the most recent champ, Caleb Johnson, has literally disappeared from the national landscape after his debut album, released in July, sold an anemic 11K.  And, it was season 11 winner, Phillip Phillips who was asked to sing the anthem for one of the games, rather than Idol winner, latest flavah.

Poor Caleb doesn’t even figure into the new promo. The season 13 winner has been virtually erased from Idol history.  Instead, a trio of alums–the aforementioned Phillip Phillips, along with Jennifer Hudson (S3 alum, Oscar winner) and Carrie Underwood (S4 winner, country music superstar) are featured in clips that portray a journey from frumpy to fabulous.  All thanks to Idol!

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The spot opens with footage of the alums’ respective auditions in front of the judges, from back in the day.  “It’s the one show that takes unknowns and transforms them into superstars!” informs the voice over as the singers’ dorky former selves morph into today’s stylish and successful incarnations.

Welp. Nevermind that only Carrie arguably fits the description of a music superstar. Phillip is still an up and comer, while I’d label JHud a successful entertainer bolstered by a PR team that knows how to market her.

Anywhoo! It’s a set up for present day American Idol. Watch the judges high jinks! “Is that uncomfortable?” quips judge Harry Connick Jr. to a hopeful that says she has “Paramore up her sleeve.” BONUS KEITH URBAN GIGGLE.  Contestants burst out of audition rooms, celebrating their golden tickets.  One hopeful, who looks like he could be an NFL linebacker, strolls into the room crooning “I’m still Jenny from the block…”  Jennifer Lopez riffs back. Don’t forget the one thing about Idol that has remained constant…God bless Ryan Seacrest.

And in case you forgot….

SUPERSTARS MADE HERE flashes up on the screen, one more time before the spot ends.

How excited are YOU for the new season of  American Idol? I’m not gonna lie. I’m a die hard. No matter how mad it makes me.  I’ll always be excited for Idol. Always.

OH. Don’t forget. Hollywood Week begins SUPER EARLY this year. The kids land in Los Angeles on October 25, with the round finishing up on October 31. We will be posting updates, so STAY TUNED.

Watch the NEW American Idol 14 promo. Leave yur thoughts in comments.

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Founder and editor of, home of the awesomest fan community on the net. I love cheesy singing shows of all kinds, whether reality or scripted. I adore American Idol, but also love The Voice, Glee, X Factor and more!