5 Signs That Indicate "American Idol" May Be Nearing Its End
The reality competition show will enter its 14th season on Jan. 7, but what was once Fox's biggest success story has recently taken some hits from which it will be hard to bounce back.
American Idol was a groundbreaking reality show, a singing competition show that hands out golden tickets to Hollywood like Willy Wonka. Fox's show was an instant success, but the high notes that Idol once hit now seem like distant echoes, given its downward trajectory over the last decade.
Thanks to changes at the judges' table, show alterations, and increased competition — particularly from NBC's The Voice — Idol has lost a hold on what made it so addictive. And 13 seasons later, one has to wonder how much longer the show can go on, particularly in light of these developments: