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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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Ratings: 'American Idol' Rises With First At-Home Performances

Who says you can’t go home? For “American Idol,” doing exactly that with performances provided a ratings boost from the previous Sunday. (Actually singing certainly helped too.) ABC was first in ratings with a 0.8 rating/4 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and second in total viewers with an average of 5.1 million, according to preliminary numbers. Following a rerun, “Idol” from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. averaged a 1.o/5 and 6 million viewers. “The Rookie” at 10 ... more Comments

American Idol Moves Forward With Live Episodes; Top 20 to Perform Remotely

American Idol‘s Top 20 — or is it Top 21? — had better start warming up, because ABC is finally going live later this month. The network on Tuesday announced a plan to air live episodes of Season 18, with contestants singing remotely for America’s votes. Beginning Sunday, April 26 (8/7c), Idol “will be coming to audiences remotely with our three judges, Ryan Seacrest, Bobby Bones and our top 20 contestants performing for America’s vot... more Comments

'American Idol' to Continue Via First-Ever At-Home Remote Editions, ABC Confirms

The search for a superstar must continue. After taking some time to make the decision on how to proceed with “American Idol” as it heads into what should have been its live, shiny floor studio portion of the season, ABC has confirmed that it will continue via remote performances. As of Sunday, April 26, “American Idol” will go live from various locations, as the show’s 20 finalists compete via remote video, while judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Rich... more Comments

American Idol Recap: Top 40 Revealed! Are Your Favorites Going to Hawaii?

And then there were 40. Monday’s episode of American Idol wrapped Hollywood Week by revealing which singers are proceeding to the next round in Hawaii… and who is saying “aloha” to the competition for good. (“Aloha” doubles as a farewell greeting too, OK? Trust me, I Googled it.) But before we get to the results, let’s break down some of the most memorable performances (for better or worse) from the Solo Round: * ... more Comments

TV Ratings: 'The Good Doctor' Snags Season High 6.8 Million Viewers

Monday night saw yet more strong numbers for the broadcast networks, most notably for ABC’s medical procedural “The Good Doctor.” The Freddie Highmore series scored a season high 1.1 rating among adults 18-49 and 6.8 million total viewers, a full 1 million more pairs of eyeballs than the previous episode. Earlier on “American Idol” posted a 1.4 rating and 7 million viewers, a significant uptick from last Monday&rsq... more Comments

American Idol Suspends Production as Contestants Return Home to Families

American Idol is the latest TV show to shut down in light of the coronavirus outbreak: The ABC singing competition is suspending production, effective immediately, TVLine has learned. Filming has been halted to ensure that contestants can get home to their families, according to a source; the rest of the production is working remotely, and has been since last week. For now, episodes will continue to air as scheduled through the beginning of the live shows, which were slated... more Comments

American Idol Recap: Past Contestant Returns With a Tragic Update and a Triumphant Audition - Watch Video

A dozen more hopefuls were sent through to Hollywood on Sunday’s American Idol, including a familiar face whose story has taken some unfortunate turns since her time on the show. Read on for a breakdown of the 12 successful auditions from Week 3: KIMMY GABRIELA, 17 | Idol‘s third week of auditions started off strong with this Florida teen, who says that music helps her connect with her ... more Comments

TV Ratings: 'American Idol' Dips, Still Wins Sunday

“American Idol” drew a smaller audience than in previous episodes on Sunday night, however, the ABC talent show still easily came out on top of the TV ratings charts. “Idol” scored a 1.3 rating among adults 18-49 and 7 million total viewers, down around 7% in both metrics on last week. Its perhaps no surprise that “The Rookie” also ticked down given its weaker lead-in. After season high numbers last time around, the Nathan Fillion show posted... more Comments

'American Idol' Set To Bring Back Three Former Contestants For Season 18

American Idol is planning to give three contestants from past seasons another shot at stardom. The ABC singing competition made the announcement today on Twitter, then revealed the names of the three fan favorites during this evening’s episode of Dancing With the Stars. The lucky singers are Logan Johnson (Season 17), Layla Spring (Season 16) and Shawn Robinson (Season 17). Each will tape an audition at iconic Whisky a Go... more Comments

'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

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