Skip to Content

American Idol season 10 promos highlight winners, not judges

The first promos for American Idol‘s 10th season are out, and guess what they focus on? Not the judges–and thus the absence of Simon Cowell. Instead, the two ads highlight the winners, both their auditions and their hometowns, because as we all know, the journey is much more important than the singing, which is probably why Taylor Hicks is included.

Fox has two ads, a 60-second and a 30-second version, and while the full version shows all nine winners, the 30-second one includes only Kelly Clarkson, Lee DeWyze, Ruben Studdard, David Cook, and Carrie Underwood, an interesting mix.

Watch the two promos here:

All reality blurred content is independently selected, including links to products or services. However, if you buy something after clicking an affiliate link, I may earn a commission, which helps support reality blurred. Learn more.

More great stories

About the author

  • Andy Dehnart is the creator of reality blurred and a writer and teacher who obsessively and critically covers reality TV and unscripted entertainment, focusing on how it’s made and what it means.


I value our community at reality blurred, which connects people through open and thoughtful conversations about the TV we’re watching and the stories about it.

Comment rules: My goal is for us to be able to share our perspectives and exchange ideas in a welcoming, supportive space. That’s why I’ve created these rules for commenting here. By commenting below, you confirm that you’ve read and agree to them.

Happy discussing!