‘American Idol’ coming to Gillette Stadium Friday

It’s that time again — when the producers of “American Idol” pull into town to scout for talent. After 12 seasons, and a revolving door of celebrity judges, the Fox show has lost some of its luster, but thousands of people are still expected to show up at Gillette Stadium Friday to audition for a chance to be on “Idol.” (If you’re interested, you have to register at the football stadium in Foxborough on Thursday.) “We like what we get here,”
Patrick Lynn, the show’s senior supervising producer, told us Wednesday. “What we get in Boston is better than what we get in New York and LA combined.” We’re told Ryan Seacrest will be on hand Friday, but don’t expect any celebrity judges. No one even knows who the judges will be this season. (Last year’s panelists — Nicki
, Mariah Carey, and Randy
— are all gone.) “I’m not going to lie to you: We send some people through for entertainment purposes only,” said Lynn. “That’s part of the fun of the show. That’s how we got William Hung . But to win, you need a personality and a voice.”

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