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Can American Idol survive its 12th season on air? That is the question on the table today.
Last season, the hit show had a viewer average of under the 20 million mark, the first time since 2003. Along with that viewer dip, the 18-49 age viewer demographic fell, said Billboard.
American Idol was at an all time low thanks to other singing competitions such as The Voice and The X Factor.
Now, with another season under its belt, Idol is trying to win their audience back with a hot, relevant panel of judges: Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj, Keith Urban and veteran Randy Jackson.
This season, there is a bigger focus on the judges and the feud that Carey and Minaj have been entwined with since the summer auditions.
"This is a very passionate panel. The fighting is what it is, but this is American Idol. It's bigger than all that. It's bigger than some stupid trumped-up thing, I think it's about the next huge superstar that will come from this show," says Mariah Carey according to LATimes.
The new season premieres tonight so the audience will make the decision if American Idol makes a comeback.