American Idol’s 18th Season will begin later this month. The hit show will return to ABC
and viewers can follow along on the country-wide search for America’s most talented vocalists.
Returning this season are music industry legends and all-star judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry, and Lionel Richie. Emmy-winning producer Ryan Seacrest will return in his role as host and multimedia personality Bobby Bones will return to his role as in-house mentor.
Katy Perry and Luke Bryan (Photo: ABC/Eric McCandless)
In the highly anticipated premiere episode, viewers will embark on a nation-wide journey across Savannah, Georgia; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Washington, D.C.; Los Angeles, California; and Sunriver, Oregon, where the show’s iconic judge auditions will surprise audiences with never-before-seen twists.
LUKE BRYAN, FRANCISCO MARTIN, LIONEL RICHIE
(Photo: ABC/Scott Patrick Green)
Those auditioning for the coveted ticket to Hollywood include a subway performer from Harlem who gives one of the most emotional auditions in “Idol” history; a garbage collector with no experience who heads to the streets of Savannah, alongside host Ryan Seacrest, to warm up for his audition; and a hopeless romantic who encounters her own fairy tale twist during her audition as she sings from the heart.
JUST SAM (Photo: ABC/Eric Liebowitz)
American Idol’s 18th Season will be produced by Fremantle and Industrial Media’s 19 Entertainment. Executive producers include Fremantle’s Trish Kinane, also serving as showrunner, Jennifer Mullin, Megan Wolflick, with Eli Holzman and Aaron Saidman serving as executive producers for 19 Entertainment. Fremantle distributes the series worldwide.
Hunter Gibson (Photo: ABC/Eric McCandless)
American Idol’s 18th Season will return to ABC on Sunday, February 16th at 8:00 PM EST. Will you be watching American Idol’s 18th season? Let us know in the comments!
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