The executive producer of Fox's "American Idol" said that the upcoming season of the singing contest will feature a big event midway through.

"If there's one thing that makes 'American Idol' so big, it's a huge event," Executive Producer Cecile Frot-Coutaz, told the New York Daily News.

"Something we're working on is a big-event show, sometime in the middle of the season, something that will blow America away."

Last season "American Idol" was watched by an average 31.02 million people, that's up 3 million from the prior season's 27.44 million, The New York Post reported.

The show has also launched the careers of Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood and "Dreamgirls" star Jennifer Hudson.

"American Idol" returns to the Fox network schedule on Jan. 16.