Monday (April 24, 2023) the hit ABC series “American Idol” returns tonight with another all-new episode
American Idol Tonight “Top 12 Reveal!” on ABC
The Top 20 contestants perform with voting results revealing the 10 hopefuls who will continue. Judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie also choose two singers to round out the Top 12.
American Idol is a popular singing competition show that premiered on June 11, 2002. It is produced by Fremantle and 19 Entertainment, and it originally aired on Fox before moving to ABC in 2018. The show’s format involves auditions from aspiring singers across the United States, who are judged on their vocal talent and performance skills. The winner of the competition receives a recording contract and a platform to launch their music career.
The auditions take place in cities across the country. The judges typically include a mix of music industry professionals and celebrities, who evaluate the contestants’ performances and provide feedback. Over the years, the show has had several judges, including Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, Randy Jackson, Keith Urban, Jennifer Lopez, Harry Connick Jr., Katy Perry, and Luke Bryan.
After the initial auditions, successful contestants move on to the “Hollywood Week” round, where they are further evaluated by the judges and compete in group performances. The competition then moves on to the “Top 24” phase, where the contestants perform live in front of a studio audience and viewers at home. Each week, the contestants perform different songs and are evaluated by the judges and audience votes. The contestant with the lowest number of votes is eliminated each week, until the competition narrows down to the final two contestants.
The finale of American Idol is a highly anticipated event, with the final two contestants performing multiple songs and a winner being announced live on television. The winner receives a recording contract and is often featured in other media appearances to promote their music career.
Over the years, American Idol has launched the careers of many successful singers, including Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Hudson, Chris Daughtry, and Adam Lambert, among others. The show has also become a cultural phenomenon, with viewers eagerly anticipating each new season and becoming invested in the contestants’ journeys.