Several changes are in the works, officials told The New York Post, including:
- Changing the format to allow singers to show other musical talents, such as guitar playing;
- Many fewer "mentors," those established musical stars like Diana Ross and Tony Bennett, who appeared every week last season and took attention away from the contestants;
- And, next summer, the annual American Idol live tour may be combined with the So You Think You Can Dance tour, in order to create a show with both singing and dancing.
We can't wait to watch it all.