American Idol (season 18)

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American Idol
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Season 18
Judges
Host(s)
BroadcasterABC
Chronology

The eighteenth season of American Idol will premiere in 2020[1] 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.[2][3] Bobby Bones will return as the in-house mentor.

Preliminary auditions[edit]

Locations and dates are subject to change.[4]

Date Location Refs
June 7, 2019 Nashville, Tennessee [4] [5]
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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Blanton, Kayla. "When Does 'American Idol' Season 18 Premiere? The Judges Panel May Look A Little Different When It Returns". Bustle. Retrieved 26 May 2019.
  2. ^ Iannucci, Rebecca. "American Idol Judges Returning for Season 18 Despite Cost-Cutting Buzz — But What About Ryan Seacrest?". TV Line. Retrieved 5 August 2019.
  3. ^ Goldberg, Lesley. "'American Idol' Judges Close Deals to Return for Season 3 on ABC". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 5 August 2019.
  4. ^ a b "Auditions for the next season of AMERICAN IDOL® are now open!". ABC. Retrieved 3 June 2019.
  5. ^ "Nashville, Tennessee". Twitter. Retrieved 4 June 2019.