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17 Seasons, 620 Episodes

Genre: Kick Ass / Competition / Talent /

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The smash reality series showcases wannabe pop stars competing for a record deal by crooning for a panel of judges. The judges review a performer's talent (or lack thereof), and at-home viewers then vote for their favorite potential star. The show helped launch the careers of such artists as Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Hudson and Adam Lambert.
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'American Idol' Renewed for Season 3 at ABC

“American Idol” has been renewed for a third season at ABC. This will be the singing competition show’s 18th season overall, including the 15 seasons that aired on Fox before the show moved to ABC in 2018. The question remains, however, if the show’s current judging panel of Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan will return for the new season. As Variety reported on Sunday, ABC and series producer Fremantle are in discussions about ways to bring down costs on the show. Among those is Perry’s sa... more Comments

TV Ratings: "American Idol" Hits 7-Week High

American Idol turned in its best ratings in almost two months on Sunday night.  The ABC competition delivered a 1.4 rating among adults 18-49, easily the best on the broadcast networks for the night and the show's best performance in the key ad demographic since a 1.5 on March 6. Its 7.88 million viewers are the most since its season premiere. America's Funniest Home Videos (1.1) hit a five-episode high in adults 18-49 preceding Idol, and Shark Tank held steady at 0.8. The premiere of... more Comments

Meet the Top 10 Contestants of 'American Idol' Season 16

Two years after originally going off the air, American Idol returned for its 16th season on a new network, with new judges and lots of new talent. And after witnessing Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan hand out golden tickets at the auditions and whittle the competition down during Hollywood Week, the Showcase and the semifinals, we now have our Top 10. America chose six of those 10 finalists, with the judges deciding who took the final four spots. Meet the Top 10 finalists... more Comments

'American Idol' Predictions: Who Won't Make the Top 10?

On American Idol season 16, the power is switching over from the judges (and their questionable decisions) to America and their own (inevitable) questionable decisions. Though the live shows are starting with the next episode, American Idol is reaching the end of the reboot season, with only a month left until the winner is crowned. As such, these upcoming weeks will be getting rid of a lot of contestants in quick s... more Comments

The 'American Idol' Judges Are Developing Some Disturbing Habits

The real competition is finally about to begin on American Idol. The judges have narrowed down the crowds of thousands to create a Top 24. The new era of American Idol started off on rocky footing but it's since progressed into something much more enjoyable. The judges have proven to have a real ear for identifying talent, as the Top 24 is a collection of very special (and very young) artists. However, there's a ... more Comments

Lionel Richie's Name-Dropping on 'American Idol' Is Getting Ridiculous

If any of the American Idol judging panel can be called a music legend, it's Lionel Richie. Katy Perry has hit a bit of a slump in her career, which is probably why she's on Idol in the first place. Luke Bryan, while successful and very popular in the country music scene, hasn't gained the crossover popularity of Blake Shelton or even Katy's current nemesis, Taylor Swift (yet.) Lionel, though, has a caree... more Comments

Why 'American Idol' Contestant Carly Moffa's Voice Sounds Familiar

With the fifth episode behind us, the American Idol season 16 auditions are now done and over with. The night of Thursday, January 21, 2016, we thought we were watching the last-ever audition episode for the greatest singing competition show ever. But the last couple weeks have brought five more audition episodes. We probably won't know until the upfronts in May whether or not we'll get to see this iconic first round again next year, but for now, it's ... more Comments

[WATCH] 'American Idol' Poll: Did Maddie Zahm's Story Overshadow How Talented She Really Is?

Judges Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie continued their journey across the country to find the next American Idol winner. During the third night of the season 16 auditions, they made stops in Savannah, Nashville, New York City and Los Angeles. One of the standouts includes a female singer who kicked off the night. Crystal Alicea doesn't have professional performing experience. But despite her experience coming from karaoke, she has a really good voice. Listening to her... more Comments

[WATCH] 'American Idol' Poll: Is the Show Setting Laine Hardy Up for Success?

After a two-year break from American Idol and with two episodes of ABC's reboot behind us, it's starting to feel less weird that the best singing competition show is back. Watching the second night of auditions, it didn't feel jarring or unexpected; rather, it just felt natural. It's like the show never left in the first place -- though something I wish ABC would include is the iconic Idol theme song. Wil... more Comments

Does the New 'American Idol' Need a Simon Cowell?

American Idol is back ... and it feels very different. Not only has American Idol moved networks but it's been given a whole new panel of judges. New judges Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan have the star power to be on Idol. They might, in fact, be the most successful musicians to ... more Comments

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