American Idol (season 18)
The eighteenth season of American Idol will premiere in 2020 on the ABC television network. It will be the show's third season to air on ABC. Ryan Seacrest will continue his role as the show's host. On August 5, 2019, it was confirmed that Katy Perry, Luke Bryan, and Lionel Richie, the judges from last season, would come back to host their third season of the series despite cost cuts. Bobby Bones will return as the in-house mentor.
Locations and dates are subject to change.
|June 7, 2019||Nashville, Tennessee|| |
|June 8, 2019|
|July 23, 2019||New York City, New York|
|August 20, 2019||Mobile, Alabama|
|August 23, 2019||Macon, Georgia|
|August 23, 2019||Tallahassee, Florida|
|August 23, 2019||Santa Barbara, California|
|August 25, 2019||Baton Rouge, Louisiana|
|August 26, 2019||Columbia, South Carolina|
|August 26, 2019||Las Vegas, Nevada|
|August 27, 2019||Waco, Texas|
|August 29, 2019||Knoxville, Tennessee|
|August 29, 2019||Salt Lake City, Utah|
|September 1, 2019||Colorado Springs, Colorado|
|September 1, 2019||Raleigh, North Carolina|
|September 4, 2019||Washington, D.C.|
|September 4, 2019||Wichita, Kansas|
|September 6, 2019||San Jose, California|
|September 7, 2019||Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania|
|September 7, 2019||Springfield, Illinois|
|September 8, 2019||Spokane, Washington|
|September 10, 2019||Detroit, Michigan|
|September 18, 2019||Nashville, Tennessee|
|September 21, 2019||Chicago, Illinois|
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- Iannucci, Rebecca. "American Idol Judges Returning for Season 18 Despite Cost-Cutting Buzz — But What About Ryan Seacrest?". TV Line. Retrieved 5 August 2019.
- Goldberg, Lesley. "'American Idol' Judges Close Deals to Return for Season 3 on ABC". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 5 August 2019.
- "Auditions for the next season of AMERICAN IDOL® are now open!". ABC. Retrieved 3 June 2019.
- "Nashville, Tennessee". Twitter. Retrieved 4 June 2019.