After getting a whole new set of judges, it looks like the producers of American Idol are considering a full scale reboot of the television staple for the 10th season, turning it into a mutant love-child of Glee and The Real World (with a touch of Road Rules thrown in for good measure). The Hollywood Reporter claims plans are being considered for the Top 12 contestants to live together in a Hollywood mansion, complete with confessional monologues to heighten the drama.
Not only that, but the show runners are also considering making the contestants go on a road trip to Las Vegas and “integrate” into the Beatles-themed Cirque du Soleil show, Love. The show producers have already put Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez on judging panel and made the superstar-hopefuls film their own music videos. What do you think of all this? Are these changes a good thing, or will it stray too far from the show you know and love? We never thought we’d say this, but we’re kind of nostalgic for the days of Simon Cowell’s bitchiness.