WATCH: American Idol Reveals Top 24 BEFORE Season 14 Premiere
“American Idol” broke from tradition on Monday, revealing (kind of) the 2015 Top 24 before the new season even premieres. Check out the video below!
Typically, pre-season teasers only feature clips from the initial auditions. Then the show premieres in January, and airs all the auditions and Hollywood Week fun and tears, before going live somewhere around the Top 24. But for the first time in the FOX music competition’s history, “American Idol” has debuted the new Top 24 in advance… via song.
A sneak peek video released Monday evening showcases the Season 14 Top 24 singing the classic “Feeling Good.” The catch: each singer performs on a blackened stage, so that while their figures can be made out, their faces cannot. As the song builds, the clip lightens to show all the contestants visible in color, but only from the back. Host Ryan Seacrest explains at the start of the video, “Before we even show you the auditions, we’re going to introduce you to the Top 24. You will fall in love with them, you’ll root for ’em and you’ll vote for ’em. But right now, you will hear them.”
He further tweeted, “we’re doing some new things on #idol and introducing top 24 RIGHT NOW. watch this & tell me it doesn’t give u chills.” Keith Urban wrote on Twitter, “Get your sneak peek – Here’s the @AmericanIdol TOP 24 contestants & they just might be the BEST yet!!! #idol.” Jennifer Lopez similarly shared the video as well.
Of course, “American Idol” spoilers for the new season have been available on the Internet for anyone who cares to search for them. But until the season premiere on January 7, this is the only official taste of what’s to come. Check out the video below, and tell us what you think!