Headlines: Katy Perry American Idol’s Mission, Top 40 Idol Hits

Katy Perry on the “American Idol” judges’ mission: “No one’s here to say ‘You suck'” – “No one’s here to say ‘You suck’…put anyone down, shame them or anything like that,” Katy tells ABC News. “That’s archaic. That’s not how we’re operating. I take it very seriously…It’s not just a TV show for me, it’s a real competition.” “I really wanna find and elevate a person, a star, and help…mold them and give them whatever kind of mentorship they need,” she adds. American Idol is returning to a show biz landscape where there are more ways than ever to get one’s music heard. So why do we still need it? Because, says Katy, the show is able to curate the best new artists and give you the best of the best. – Read more at WJBDRadio.com

Why former mega-hit ‘American Idol’ is one revival we didn’t need – Sure, the powerful Idol brand will be back Sunday in a new home on ABC (8 ET/PT), but it’s more exhumation than revival for a once-great music competition that was fading fast when Fox mercifully called it quits two years ago. It should have been allowed to rest in peace. This is zombie American Idol, a sad shadow of the fresh, fun phenomenon that took the country by storm in 2002, powering a reality-TV wave that included top hits Survivor and Who Wants to Be a Millionaire. Read more at USAToday

Not Even Katy Perry Can Bring ‘American Idol’ Back From the Dead – The funny thing is: Even though the show ended because its ability to crown pop stars, dominate the zeitgeist, or merely convince viewers to tune into an episode had completely dissipated, we are *still* getting lame Idol copycats, premiering at a confusing rate. (The Four, woof.) So given that we’ve cycled back to relentlessly producing Idol ripoffs, one could say it would almost seem disrespectful not to bring back the O.G. It’s also, after watching the new premiere, a little bit akin to dancing on its grave. That’s not to say that the new show isn’t any good. It’s just that we can’t imagine anyone caring either way. – Read more at The Daily Beast

Chart Beat Podcast: Top 40 ‘American Idol’ Hits, Part 1, With Special Guest Scotty McCreery – This week, ahead of the season premiere of American Idol, which returns after a nearly two-year break Sunday (March 11) on ABC, Gary and Trevor count down Nos. 40 through 21 of our exclusive look at the top 40 Billboard Hot 100 hits by Idol contestants. Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Daughtry, Fantasia, Adam Lambert and more make the first half of the list, which in total features 14 finalists from the show’s first 15 seasons. Plus, 2011 Idol winner Scotty McCreery and Triple Tigers gm/partner Norbert Nix chat with Billboard’s Nashville-based senior chart manager Jim Asker about the label’s recent launch. – Listen at Billboard.com

The Voice 2018 – Claire Crosby Interviews The Voice Coaches (Digital Exclusive) – Five-year-old viral sensation Claire Crosby interviews Kelly, Alicia, Adam and Blake about tattoos, sharks and mullets while also trying to get to the bottom of why Adam and Blake argue so much! Her Father Dave was a contestant in season 13.

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