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2 New Judges Sign on for 2018 ‘American Idol’ Reboot

Ever since a reboot of American Idol was announced, fans of the show have been wondering: who are the new judges on American Idol? The answer just became a lot clearer as the show named two more joining for the 2018 season.

Katy Perry was already announced as the first new American Idol judge. Now, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie said on Twitter Friday that they will also be on the show. Ryan Seacrest, who hosted the original American Idol, will reprise his role as well.

“I feel I can bring a great deal of experience to the table. It’s going to be so much fun!” Richie said in a statement, People Magazine reported.

Bryan said it was an honor “to be in a position in my career to help facilitate this along.”

The new show is scheduled to premiere in March 2018 after the original American Idol was canceled by Fox in April 2016.

In its first version, American Idol cycled through a number of judges. The original three judges — Paula Abdul, Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson — became iconic fixtures of the show.

Kara DioGuardi brought the judges lineup to four. Other previous judges include Mariah Carey, Harry Connick Jr., Ellen DeGeneres, Jennifer Lopez, Nicki Minaj, Steven Tyler and Keith Urban.

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American Idol judge Lionel Richie ‘would not do another show’ without Katy Perry, Luke Bryan

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After two seasons sitting next to Katy Perry and Luke Bryan as judges of American Idol, Lionel Richie says he “would not do another show without ’em.”

“What will it take? The same things we did this year,” Richie told reporters following Sunday’s finale when asked about offers made to the trio to return for the show’s third season on ABC. “I’ve got the greatest three personalities ever. Now, when I started out with this group, I was a bit worried. I kept telling America, ‘Pray for me.’ But now that I know who everybody is and their characters, oh my god, I would not do another show without ’em.”

“We’ve had an amazing two years,” Bryan added. “When you just look at the overall approach, we had a clearer vision, we developed our identities and roles, and we want to keep that going. We’re proud of what people are at home watching…. I know Lionel is getting it, and Katy — when we’re walking down the street and somebody comes up and says, ‘We love the way y’all are treating these kids on American Idol,’ it feels really, really great.”

Perry noted that the three were definitely more on the same page with each other this season than their first together, “even with the American public as the votes were coming in, so it feels good that we’re really getting to know each other.”

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ABC renewed the singing competition reboot earlier this month for a third season, its 18th overall. While the future of the show is sure, that of host Ryan Seacrest and the judges is not; offers have been made and a source close to the production says the network hopes all of the talent will return. There is also no timing regarding an announcement, EW has learned, meaning those negotiations could take a while. This season, the show saw week over week ratings growth and was regularly No. 1 in the coveted 18-49 demographic, especially once it switched to a once-a-week, live coast-to-coast broadcast every Sunday after the talent was narrowed down to the Top 10; the votes were tallied during the final commercial break and two people (unless the judges used their one and only save) were eliminated at the end of the episode.

Louisiana native Laine Hardy was crowned the latest American Idol winner Sunday night, beating out Alejandro Aranda and Madison VanDenburg for the title. Hardy was a contestant on the first season at ABC but was eliminated prior to making the Top 24; he didn’t even intend to be on the show a second time, but when he accompanied a friend to her audition, the judges talked him into taking a golden ticket to Hollywood.

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“This is the best master class you’ll take. When the teachers tell you you’re not ready yet, it does not mean your career’s over; it just means you’re not ready,” Richie said. “Laine’s the perfect example of, he came back, and this time he was ready.”

“It must be not very easy for these kids, psychologically, to get rejected,” Perry added. “I don’t know if they put that much weight into the rejection or not. Most artists create out of pain in general, so to add a public vote as a way of rejection and acceptance, it’s a minefield.”

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Ryan Seacrest hosts as Katy Perry, Lionel Richie, and Luke Bryan guide aspiring singers on their way to superstardom.

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‘American Idol’ Judges Share Cute Behind-the-Scenes Photo & Reveal New Set

The new ABC installment of American Idol kicks off March 11, and the show is already giving fans a behind-the-scenes look at the new season.

On Friday (Feb. 9) the American Idol Twitter account shared a photo of pop star Katy Perry, music legend Lionel Richie and country singer Luke Bryan reuniting on set with the caption “When you haven’t seen your BFF since last class.”

When you haven’t seen your bff since last class — #AmericanIdol pic.twitter.com/7U4KHoKKkP

— American Idol (@AmericanIdol) February 9, 2018

They also shared a picture of the set, which is a lot different than previous Idol seasons.

Issa party y’all — #AmericanIdol pic.twitter.com/2045lNy6Jm

— American Idol (@AmericanIdol) February 9, 2018

Last October, Billboard spoke to the three judges about the upcoming season. Richie joked that the show felt “as if we’ve been in school together for the last 40 years… excuse me, I should say 20 years.” Perry added, “I think there’s such incredible mutual respect and knows their different wheelhouses.”

The American Idol season premiere airs March 11 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

When Does American Idol Start? 2018 Premiere Date Announced!

American Idol, the iconic series that revolutionized the television landscape by pioneering the music-competition genre, will return to airwaves on SUNDAY, MARCH 11 (8:00–10:00 p.m. EDT), at its new home on the ABC Television Network. Ryan Seacrest announced the news today on Live with Kelly & Ryan.

The nationwide search for the next superstar kicked off in August, as the Idol Bus traveled from Portland, Oregon, to Orlando, Florida in its pursuit for talent, covering 23 cities across the country. Auditioning was made easier than ever as hopefuls also had the opportunity to submit audition videos online, as well as via select social media platforms using an official tag, #TheNextIdol, cultivating over 300,000 posts. Also, for the first time in American Idol history, hopefuls had the opportunity to audition through a livestream platform.

Helping to determine who America will ultimately vote for to become the next singing sensation are music industry forces and superstar judges, Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie. Award-winning host and producer Ryan Seacrest will return as host of the beloved series.

Watch a preview now!

Watch now: The superstar judges joke about the first time they met!

Watch now: The judges talk “amazing” talent in New Orleans

Watch now: The judges share what Nashville means to them

When does American Idol start? Tune in SUNDAY, MARCH 11 (8:00–10:00 p.m. EDT) when American Idol 2018 premieres on ABC!

Your favorite singing competition — a.k.a. American Idol — is coming back really soon, and it’s going to be very different when it does.

So far, info about the judges, new faces joining the team, and the season premiere have been revealed. Here’s the lowdown on all things American Idol season 2 so far:

American Idol season 2 will return Sunday, March 3, 2019 at 8 p.m. ET.

After the season 2 premiere, American Idol will then be airing an all-new episode Wednesday, March 6 at 8 p.m. ET. After that though, ABC notes that new episodes will be on Sunday nights starting March 10. The show then switches from Sunday and Monday nights for five weeks starting March 18. After the auditions are over, live shows will reportedly begin airing in April.

FYI: Though this will technically mark season 17 of the reality singing series, ABC is calling it season 2, because the first 15 seasons were aired on Fox.

All your favorite American Idol judges are returning.

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According to the ABC website, and based on recent Instagram pics of the upcoming season, judges Katy Perry, Luke Bryan, and Lionel Richie will all be taking their seat once again. This marks the second season for all three on the panel.

Ryan Seacrest is also coming back as the show’s host.

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Though there were some who thought Ryan might not return to the show (because of sexual harassment accusations revealed in February 2018), the host appears to be signed on for another season as well. Ryan has been in the American Idol family since the first season aired in 2002. He started out as a co-host alongside comedian Brian Dunkleman, but became the show’s only moderator for season two.

Bobby Bones is joining American Idol in a huge way.

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In perhaps the most exciting twist of season two, the country music radio host announced during a past Dancing With the Stars episode that he is going to be the show’s in-house mentor. More specifically, Bobby will be helping Idol hopefuls reach their full performance potential and, as ABC puts it, “offer his industry expertise throughout the competition.” Bobby appeared on the show last season as a mentor when he helped the top 24 prepare for their celebrity duet performances.

Auditions started way back in August 2018.

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If you were hoping to audition for the newest season, it looks like you’ll have to wait until next season. The ABC website notes that the auditions and taping for the first round have already concluded. This year, the search for the next AI started at a Walt Disney World Resort on August 25. The crew then made stops in over 20 different cities across the country. Apparently, season one (so, really, season 16) winner Maddie Poppe and finalists Caleb Lee Hutchinson and Catie Turner all made special appearances during the audition process.

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‘American Idol’ Premiere Date Revealed

“American Idol” will premiere on Sunday night, March 11 at 8 p.m., Ryan Seacrest announced on “Live with Kelly and Ryan” this morning.

The ABC reboot features judges Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie and auditions have been taking place throughout the country for the last month. Seacrest returns as host of the series which launched his career back in 2002.

ABC’s revival of the long-running Fox series was announced back in May. Perry was revealed to be a judge shortly after the deal at ABC was made, for a salary of $25 million, with Bryan’s announcement coming in September and Richie rounding out the panel shortly after.

The network and producers had trouble filling out the show’s talent roster after signing Perry’s deal. Seacrest later struck a deal that gave him $15 million to host this season, and the Perry and Seacrest agreements left fewer than $10 million in the initial talent budget ABC laid out for the show. But Richie and ABC were finally able to come to terms aster a search that saw names such as Charlie Puth, Keith Urban, Scooter Braun, Dolly Parton, Common, and Troy Carter rumored and considered.

FremantleMedia North America and 19 Entertainment, a division of CORE Media Group, produce the show with FremantleMedia International handling worldwide distribution.

Boy, did American Idol throw this season’s contestants for a loop! Instead of returning to Los Angeles after the Hollywood rounds, they flew all 40 contestants to Disney’s Aulani Resort in Ko Olina, Hawaii for those oh-so-important showcases where half of the Top 40 would be cut. So, even though they were eliminating half of the field, they at least got a trip to Paradise out of it…which wasn’t necessarily a consolation to those sent home.

For the showcase round, the remaining contestants were able to perform a song of their own choosing with a full band and background vocalists in front of a live audience that included family. This gave them all an opportunity to not just demonstrate their vocal prowess, but also their showmanship and entertainment ability.

It was brutal. Judge Katy Perry even said, “It was not easy to get to that 20.”And it was exciting. “But that 20 is a smokin’ 20,” Lionel Richie added. In fact, it was an emotional rollercoaster. There were tears, disbelief, and boundless joy.

Some of the eliminations came as quite a shock. Early frontrunners and favorites of the judges, like Myra Tran, Shayy, Nate Walker, Drake McCain, and Kai the Singer were sent home with the judges as broken-hearted as the contestants. All were given encouragement to continue their musical careers, hone their crafts, and even return to the competition as soon as possible.

But for now, that “smokin’” Top 20, as Lionel called them, is getting ready for the next round of solo performances when Idol continues on April 1.

Here are your Top 20 American Idol finalists and the songs they sang:

Alyssa Raghu (16) – Orlando, Florida
“Dear Future Husband” – Meghan Trainor

Madison VanDenberg (17) – Cohoes, New York
“Who’s Lovin’ You” – The Jackson 5

Logan Johnson (20) – Boise, Idaho
“Sorry” – Justin Bieber

Dimitrius Graham (27) – Baltimore, Maryland
“Disclosure” – Latch featuring Sam Smith

Ashley Hess (27) – Fremont, California
“Gone Away” – H.E.R.

Laci Kaye Booth (23) – Livingston, Texas
“Georgia On My Mind” – Ray Charles

Walker Burroughs (20) – Birmingham, Alabama
“Youngblood” – 5 Seconds of Summer

Ryan Hammond (25) – Modesto, California
“A Song for You” – Donnie Hathaway

Evelyn Cormier (19) – Claremont, New Hampshire
“No Roots” – Alice Merton

Kate Barnette (23) Kennesaw, Georgia
“Royals” – Lorde

Uché (24) – Sugar Land, Texas
“Play That Funky Music” – Wild Cherry

Alejandro Aranda (24) – Pomona, California
“Yellow” – Coldplay

Jeremiah Lloyd Harmon (26) – Catonsville, Maryland
“Landslide” – Fleetwood Mac

Riley Thompson (16) – Mabank, Texas
“Mama’s Broken Heart” – Miranda Lambert

Raquel Trinidad (21) – Tampa, Florida
“Rich Girl” – Hall & Oates

Shawn Robinson (22) – Atlanta, Georgia
“Rock With You” – Michael Jackson

Bumbly (27) – New York, New York
“Baby” – Clean Bandit featuring Marina & Luis Fonsi

Wade Cota (27) – Phoenix, Arizona
“Work Song” – Hozier

Eddie Island (25) – Nashville, Tennessee
“Don’t You Worry Child” – Swedish House Mafia featuring John Martin

Laine Hardy (18) – Livingston, Louisiana
“Come Together” – The Beatles

Following the Top 20 Solos round, the contestants will be paired up for two nights of All-Star Duets. After that, the Top 14 will be announced on April 14 and then the Top 10 on April 15.

ABC’s Season 2 is going by faster than we could have ever expected. Check back in after each show for a follow-up to the excitement.

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A trusted contact has provided us with names from the 70 or so contestants who made it to the last day of the Hollywood Rounds. These singers made it past the group rounds to sing in the final solo round. I don’t have information on who was cut at the very end. But this list is a start. I will probably have MORE names to add to this list. I’ll update the post as more info comes in. But I will probably start a new post if Top 40+whatever spoilers become available.

A big thanks to regular commenter Blirel. He’s been a big help hunting down Hollywood Round contestants.

American Idol 18 Hollywood Contestants You May Know: Hollywood Anderson American Idol season 14 Top 40; Vivian Hicks famous Tik Tokker; Kat Lopez La Voz finalist; Chloe Channell America’s Got Talent; American Idol season 17 Hollywood; Genevieve Linkowski American Idol S16 Hollywood; Rob Taylor The Voice S8 finalist. (Status of these contestants is unknown)

ETA: Elyjuh Rene (The Voice S7), Margie Mays (American Idol S17), Riah Butler (The Voice Ireland) made the Top 70. See update! Also of interest: Travis Finlay (American Idol S14), Makayla Phillips (America’s Got Talent 2018), Nick Merico (American Idol season 17)

Top 70 (or so) (partial list)

Travis Finlay – (American Idol season 14 Hollywood) – Instagram – Youtube – Website
Jimmy Levy– (YouTube Series Best Cover Ever – Bebe Rexha Episode) – Instagram – Youtube – Bio
Dewayne Crocker – BET Sunday Best Winner – Instagram – Facebook – Youtube
Makayla Phillips – (AGT Golden Buzzer) – Instagram – Facebook – AGT Backstory
Lauren Spencer Smith – Instagram – Viral Youtube Video
Landen Starkman (SYTYCD Season 5) – In My Blood Shawn Mendes – Instagram – Youtube – Bio
Franklin Boone – Maybe this guy
Julia Gargano – Instagram–Youtube – Rose Record Label Group
Grace Leer – Instagram – Facebook – Youtube – Website Biography
Louie Knight – Instagram – Youtube – Website
Talin Everett – Instagram – Facebook – Youtube
Madison Lewis – Instagram – Facebook – Youtube – Website
Michael Wingate – Instagram
Michael Champion – Facebook – Youtube – Website
Devon Alexander – Instagram – Facebook – Youtube
Avery Kern – Instagram – Facebook
Jonny West – Instagram – Facebook – Youtube
Sasha – ???
Gabby Moreno – ???

UPDATE:

Margie Mays American Idol S17 Top 40 – Instagram – Facebook
Elyjuh Rene S7 The Voice – Instagram – Facebook
Riah (Mariah) Butler The Voice of Ireland S3 finalist- Sang Million Reasons by Lady Gaga – Instagram – Facebook – Youtube
Nick Merico – American Idol S17 – Instagram – Youtube – Former Nickelodeon actor
Cameron Havens – Instagram – Facebook – Texas Live – Texas Bus Auditions
Jovin Webb – Instagram – Facebook – Youtube
Dillon James – Sang an original song – Youtube
Just Sam – Instagram (featured in promo)
Adam Curry – Instagram
Shannon Gibbons – Sang God is a Woman by Ariana Grande – YouTube
Jordan Jones – Instagram
Robert Taylor (The Voice 8 Finalist) – Instagram
Shanaya Lee – ???
Esa Ruiz – ???

UPDATE Jan 3

Genavieve Linkowski (American Idol S16) – Instagram – Youtube – Bio – Her sister died in a car accident
Aliana Jester – Instagram – Youtube
Olivia Ximines – Instagram – Youtube
Amber Fiedler – Instagram –
Kimmy Gabriela – Instagram – (Sings in promo)
Perrin York – Instagram – Youtube
Sarah Isen – Instagram – Youtube
Grace Lundy – Instagram – Youtube – Bio
Francisco Martin – Instagram –
Julia Minichiello – Instagram
Yzthasinger – Instagram
Lex – ???

UPDATE Jan 9

Lauren Mascitti – Instagram – Youtube – Bio
Peyton Aldridge (in promo) – Facebook – Youtube
Jeb Vonderbruegge – Instagram – Youtube – Gulf Coast Idol
Faith Becnel – Instagram – Youtube – Website
Hannah Sattler (in promo) – Youtube –
Anna Carmela – Youtube – Artist of the week
Geena Fontanella – Instagram – Youtube – Bio
Madison Page – Instagram (NSFW) – Youtube
Evan Kuriga – Facebook – Youtube –
Erin Kirby – Instagram – Youtube – Website – Planty – Planty Pt 2
Bilaal Avaz– Instagram – Youtube
Amilia – ???
Ari – ???

UPDATE Jan 10

Aliana Jester (from promo) – Instagram
Kat – Sang “Always Remember Us This Way” by Lady Gaga

American Idol season 18 premieres on ABC Sunday February 16.

American Idol 2019 Spoilers: Top 14 Contestant ListAmerican Idol 2019 Spoilers: Top 20 Solo and Celebrity Song Choices
American Idol 2019 Spoilers: Top 40 Showcase Round Contestant List with Songs

UPDATE: American Idol sent out a press release clarifying the schedule. Also, TheIdolPad.com claims there are mistakes in the schedule posted by GoldDerby, so we are starting from scratch here. Stand by for updates.

UPDATE: TheIdolPad.com fills out the rest of the schedule. SUBJECT TO CHANGE as always.

UPDATE: American Idol goes LIVE coast to coast beginning Monday April 15 though to the May 19 Finale. No Monday grand finale.

UPDATE: An American Idol episode is scheduled for Monday April 22 that is not taped in front of a studio audience. My guess? ABC is filling a hole in the schedule with a clip show. (UPDATE: Clip show confirmed! It’s an “American Idol: Meet Your Finalists” special.)

The rest of ABC’s Monday 8-10 spring schedule goes like this:

Monday April 29 – Queen + Adam Lambert special.
Monday May 6 – Bachelorette reunion special
Monday May 13 – The Bachelorette premieres (and airs into the summer…)

American Idol 2019 – Season 17 Schedule

Sunday March 3 – Auditions (8-10 ET/PT)

WEDNESDAY March 6 – Auditions (8-10 ET/PT)

Sunday March 10 – Auditions (8-10 ET/PT)

Sunday March 17 – Auditions (8-10 ET/PT)
Monday March 18 – Auditions (8-10 ET/PT)

Sunday March 24 – Hollywood Part 1 (8-10 ET/PT)
Monday March 25 – Hollywood Part 2 (8-10 ET/PT)

Sunday March 31 – Top 40 Showcase Round/Green Mile (8-11 ET/PT)
Monday April 1 – Top 20 Groups Solo Performances (8-10 ET/PT)

Sunday April 7 – Top 20 Group 1 Celebrity Duets and Results (8-10 ET/PT)
Monday April 8 – Top 20 Group 2 Celebrity Duets and Results (8-10 ET/PT) (Bobby Bones serves as guest host for an absent Ryan Seacrest)

Sunday April 14 – Top 14 Performances (8-10 ET/PT) (Taped on Friday April 12 in front of a studio audience)
Monday April 15 – Top 10 Reveal: Top 14 Wildcard performances and Top 10 Results (FIRST LIVE EPISODE) (8-10 ET/PT)

Sunday April 28 – Top 8 Performances and Results (LIVE coast to coast) (8-10 pm ET 5-7 PT)

Sunday May 5 – Top 6 Performances and Results (LIVE coast to coast) (8-10 pm ET 5-7 PT)

Sunday May 12 – Top 4 Performances and Results (LIVE coast to coast) (8-10 pm ET 5-7 PT)

Sunday May 19 – Finale Winner Crowned (3 HOURS LIVE coast to coast) (8-11 pm ET 5-8 PT)

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Episodes: 555 (one – two hours); Ongoing.
Seasons: Ongoing.

TV show dates: June 11, 2002 — April 7, 2016; March 11, 2018 — Present.
Series status: Not Cancelled.

TV show description:
A pop singing competition reality show, the American Idol TV series ran for 15 seasons on FOX, before being cancelled/ending. Now, ABC has revived it. Although Ryan Seacrest has returned to host, the new iteration launches with three new judges — Lionel Richie, Katy Perry, and Luke Bryan.

Contestants are found via nationwide open auditions. The number of contestants is narrowed down, through subsequent single and group auditions, and are judged by people like recording artists and record industry insiders.

In the final weeks of the competition, the judges critique performances but only the most popular singers (determined by audience votes) stay in the competition. At the culmination of the season, the most popular singer is named “American Idol.”

Series Finale:
Episode #555 (FOX TV Series Finale)
Trent Harmon won the 15th and final (for now) season of the series. Past judges Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson, and Paula Abdul appeared to say goodbye. Numerous former contestants returned to perform on the finale, including Clay Aiken, Lauren Alaina, Kris Allen, David Archuleta, Fantasia Barrino, Clark Beckham, Bo Bice, Kelly Clarkson, David Cook, Bucky Covington, Chris Daughtry, Diana DeGarmo, Lee DeWyze, Colton Dixon, Melinda Doolittle, James Durbin, Nick Fradiani, Candice Glover, Danny Gokey, Mikalah Gordon, Tamyra Gray, Justin Guarini, Kree Harrison, Taylor Hicks, Amber Holcomb, Jennifer Hudson, George Huff, Allison Iraheta, Casey James, Caleb Johnson, Skylar Laine, Joshua Ledet, Blake Lewis, Kimberley Locke, LaToya London, Sanjaya Malakar, Constantine Maroulis, Scotty McCreery, Katharine McPhee, Phillip Phillips, Kellie Pickler, Brandon Rogers, Jessica Sanchez, Carly Smithson, Jordin Sparks, Ruben Studdard, Pia Toscano, Jasmine Trias, Carrie Underwood, Elliott Yamin, and Ace Young.

First aired: April 7, 2016.

What do you think? Do you like the American Idol TV show? Should it be cancelled or renewed for another season?

How to Watch American Idol

American Idol is back for the first time this Sunday. ABC’s reboot of the august singing competition is giving a new batch of hopefuls the chance to pursue their dreams of stardom, with Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan as their guides. You won’t want to miss a moment, so here’s how to watch.

The episodes can be watched live on ABC or streamed via Hulu with Live TV or PlayStation Vue (or ABC.com if you log in through your cable provider). If you miss an episode, you can catch up on Hulu.

American Idol will air taped episodes that cover auditions and early rounds on Sundays and Mondays starting Sunday, March 11, and then move to airing just on Sundays starting April 22 with live episodes for the remainder of its run, with the two-part finale airing on Sunday, May 20 and Monday, May 21. Episodes will be two hours.

The auditions begin Sunday, March 11 at 8/7c on ABC.

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American Idol Judges Jennifer Lopez, Harry Connick Jr., and Keith Urban are back behind the judges’ table to delight and entertain us once more. In addition to the return of last season’s American Idol judges, host Ryan Seacrest will also be back on stage to keep them in line and comfort those poor contestants when they get axed.

Jump right in and click the links for the latest American Idol spoilers and American Idol results from the elimination shows, or keep reading for more on the season so far and check out our latest headlines!

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American Idol 2015 auditions for season 15 took place in Los Angeles, Denver, Savannah, Philadelphia, Little Rock, and San Francisco.. In addition, the American Idol auditions tour bus hit up various cities throughout the U.S., including Washington, Providence, Baltimore, San Diego, Pittsburg, Tucson, Indianapolis, Santa Fe, Athens, Tulsa, and Oxford, MS.

An American Idol spoilers list has already been revealed on which hopefuls won Golden Tickets to Hollywood, and who made it through to the Top 51 for season 15.

Stay tuned right here for the latest American Idol spoilers for season 15 coming your way. Keep up to date on all the latest headlines for American Idol 2016 below!

American Idol 2020 is less than a full month away and the Season 18 (or Season 3 on ABC) spoilers are finally starting to roll in. Trusty Idol website The Idol Pad has revealed a We are getting closer and closer to February, so that can mean only one thing! It’s almost time for American Idol 2020! So when does the 18th season (the third on ABC) of American Idol The American Idol 2019 winner was crowned Sunday night after a three-hour finale packed with performances and drama. In the end, it was Laine Hardy who took the American Idol title with Alejandro Aranda as After months of grueling performances, judgements and votes, it all comes down to this. Ryan Seacrest is about to announce who won American Idol 2019. Is it country/classic rock southern boy Laine Hardy, teenage sweetheart Tonight the voting for the winner American Idol 2019 opens as the Top 3 are all ready to sing for your votes one final time. So it’s once again up to you, America, to figure

‘American Idol’ season 15 spoilers: Dalton Rappatoni no longer dubbed as possible winner; Trent Harmon, La’Porsha Renae takes his spot?

Dalton Rappatoni (Photo : Twitter/FlyAwayDalton)

“American Idol” season 15 contestant Dalton Rappatoni recently received not-so-good reviews on the show.

On Thursday night, Rappatoni performed Imagine Dragons’ “Radioactive,” but all three judges said they think he should have chosen a different song.

Keith Urban cheered the teenager on, but said that he wants Rappatoni to show more of what he can do.

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“I love that America is voting you through. I love that they are seeing that side to you. You are talented, you’re ready. I love how hungry and passionate you are about this. I just wanna say quickly, I don’t think that was a great song for you because I think what you do with songs when you tweak and do your little mojo thing to them thing to them is what sets you apart. But I think we’re gonna see you next week,” Urban said.

“American Idol” judge Jennifer Lopez commented on Rappatoni’s statement about wanting to outshine the other contestants.

“You really understand the art of the show. I heard what you said in your package. Don’t get in your head. This is a competition with everybody and it’s not because it’s about you being better every week. You know what I mean?” she said.

Meanwhile, Thursday night’s elimination revealed that Lopez is now rooting for La’Porsha Renae and Trent Harmon to be on the finale.

Following Harmon’s performance, Lopez said that she can totally see the singer going up against Renae.

Lopez was also quick to say that she didn’t mean the other contestants no longer have the opportunity to succeed on the show because it’s anyone’s ball game in the competition.

In other news, more contestants will be eliminated this week on “American Idol” season 15.

For the first time in 15 seasons, the hit FOX reality TV show will air its finale episode on April.

As of late, it is unclear why the producers of the show decided to do so, but it seems that they are no longer receiving very high ratings like before.

“American Idol” season 15 airs Wednesdays and Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET on FOX.

For those about to rock the American Idol stage, we’ve… got spoilers!

That’s right, TVLine has obtained the full set list for the Season 15 Top 5 performance show (tonight, 8/7c on Fox) — and for the first time in weeks, there are some unexpected zigs in the contestants’ “Idol journeys” (TM Ryan Seacrest).

Can we give an enthusiastic round of applause to guest mentors Stevie Van Zandt and Sia for these developments? I think it’s only fair!

Without further ado, here’s the breakdown of songs:

Sia Songbook
La’Porsha Renae — “Elastic Heart”
MacKenzie Bourg — “Titanium”
Trent Harmon — “Chandelier”
Dalton Rapattoni — “Bird Set Free”
Sonika Vaid — “Loved Me Back to Life”

American Rock Songs
La’Porsha Renae — Bon Jovi’s “Wanted Dead or Alive”
MacKenzie Bourg — Cheap Trick’s “I Want You to Want Me”
Trent Harmon — Z.Z. Top’s “Sharp Dressed Man”
Dalton Rapattoni — The Beach Boys’ “God Only Knows”
Sonika Vaid — Patti Smith Group’s “Because the Night”

What do you think of this week’s set list? Who’s destined to soar? Whose picks are making you skittish? Hit the comments with your thoughts!

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