The Gold Standard of All Music Competition Series, “American Idol,” Returns - Let the Journey Begin

American Idol
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"American Idol"
Season Premieres Sunday, March 11 at 8 PM ET/PT on ABC
          Superstar judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie set out on a journey across the nation to discover a new crop of inspiring talent with a touch of Disney magic. Auditions continue Tuesday night at 8 PM ET/PT as our judges head for New York, Savannah, Los Angeles and New Orleans. Idol hopefuls, including a shoe salesman from Washington D.C., a construction worker from Southern California and a student from Louisiana, sing their hearts out for the judges to see if they have what it takes to earn a ticket to Hollywood.

          Our powerhouse judges will help determine who America will ultimately vote for to become the next singing sensation. Emmy® Award-winning host and producer Ryan Seacrest returns as host of the beloved series.