American Idol 9: New Promos and TV Commercials

Entertainment Weekly posted some new promo posters for American Idol Season 9. EW magazine’s Idol expert, Michael Slezak raves, “The fact that Fox is going with a contestant-focused theme for the show’s season 9 campaign is good news for all us Idoloonies who know that at its heart, the show is about finding the next Kris-Adam-Allison, not a coherent pinch-hitter for Paula Abdul.”

Well, we’ll see once Season 9 begins on January 12. I remember last year’s ad campaign also focusing on the aspirational dreams of ordinary hopefuls (those commercials featuring winners David Cook and Carrie Underwood were dynamite…) But once the season started?   Judges who loved to hear themselves talk meant less contestant singing. BOO.

Also the peeps in the photos ARE models. No pimping going on yet…at least in the posters. After the jump, check out a couple of new FOX commercials. One commercial features Kris Allen’s winning moment cut with ordinary peeps singing in the shower, at work, etc. Another features actual hopefuls where there could be a bit of early pimping going on…Hm.

Nevertheless, the new season is almost here, and I cannot wait…

Video after the JUMP…

New commercial featuring auditioners

Commercial featuring Kris Allen

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