By Sahil Patel
VEVO has partnered with Fox and FremantleMedia to produce a new weekly “American Idol” pre-show, which will be hosted by musician and YouTuber Sam Tsui.
“Idol Insider,” which will air online prior to new episodes of “American Idol” on Fox, will offer a preview of what’s to come on the hit music-competition series. The show will also feature interviews with judges, mentors, and finalists, as well as performances from former “Idol” winners and other special guests.
New episodes will roll out every Monday on all VEVO owned-and-operated platforms, as well as on the music service’s syndication partners including AOL, Yahoo, and YouTube.
Sam Tsui, a musician who’s made his name on YouTube, reaches more than 1 million subscribers on the world’s biggest video site. His channel includes original and cover songs and mash-ups.
“American Idol” is produced by FremantleMedia North America and 19 Entertainment, a division of Core Media Group.