'American Idol' Won't Air Bad Auditions

The era of finding the William Hungs of the world is over. 

American Idol showrunner Trish Kinane told reporters at the 2018 Television Critics Association's winter press tour that the new version of the reality singing competition will no longer air bad auditions. 

"It doesn't feel comfortable to put borderline unstable people up on stage and laugh at them," Kinane says. “We want the humour, but we don't want the exploitation.” 

Instead of focusing on the bad, the rebooted American Idol wants to focus on finding a superstar who will find success after the cameras stop rolling.

“That makes us work harder as a judging panel,” judge Luke Bryan added. “Because there are a few years where you don't remember those contestants, we don't want it to go that way. We want it to go right back to what it was known for.” 

Luke, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie join longtime host Ryan Seacrest on American Idol March 11.

Original article by Dustin Stout at iHeartRadio