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The Real Way to Win ‘American Idol’ Is by Not Even Winning

“If you asked me season one, I’d say that’s what you’re playing for, that’s why you’re auditioning. You want to be the winner, of course … why would it be anything else?” says Ryan Seacrest, reflecting on American Idol’s race to the top spot these past 20 years. “Looking back, that’s so far from the […]

‘American Idol’ at 20: “Name One Person That’s Come Off of Another Competition Show”

On June 11, 2002, American Idol premiered its first season on Fox — crowning champion Kelly Clarkson, igniting the reality competition show genre and breaking new technological ground as co-host Ryan Seacrest taught America how to text in their votes. Times change. Reality competitions litter the dial — on broadcast and streaming — but none […]

Paula Abdul to Judge ‘American Idol’ as Luke Bryan Tests Positive for COVID

Monday's live show will mark Abdul's first appearance on the show since it moved to ABC.

‘American Idol’ Locks In Judges and Host for Fourth Season on ABC

ABC has secured Ryan Seacrest and its current roster of American Idol judges for the singing competition's fourth season on the network. 

‘American Idol’: Top 11 Revealed

Following last week’s top 20 performances filmed in the contestants’ homes, the pool was chopped in half on Sunday night. The top 10 voted through by viewers had to sing virtual, at-home performances again, and judges Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie provided remote feedback. The judges also opted to use their one save of the season to form a top 11.

‘American Idol’: Top 40 Showcases Begin

The Top 40 contestants of 'American Idol' traveled to Hawaii with judges Lionel Richie, Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and host Ryan Seacrest to perform in a prerecorded episode of performances. The judges had to narrow the pool down to a Top 20, and the episode has been split into two parts.

‘American Idol’: Contestants Crack Under the Pressure of Hollywood Week

The 'American Idol' contestant pool was whittled down to a top 40 on the third night of Hollywood Week. Following a genre challenge and duets in the previous episodes, the remaining contestants had to sing solo showcases.

‘American Idol’: Drama Overwhelms Night Two of Hollywood Week

For the first time in the show's history, a duet challenge was introduced to Hollywood Week.

‘American Idol’: Hollywood Week Begins

Hollywood Week kicked off on season 18 of 'American Idol' on Monday night. Those 167 artists who were lucky enough to receive golden tickets during the auditions period all descended upon Los Angeles, where they will be put through the wringer with several different challenges meant to thin the herd.

‘American Idol’ Judges Close Deals to Return for Season 3 on ABC

ABC's American Idol will keep the status quo for its third season on the Disney-owned network. Following extended deliberations, judges Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie will all return for the 18th overall season in 2020. The new deals arrive as ABC had renewed the Fremantle-produced unscripted singing competition series for a third cycle […]

CMT Music Awards: Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan & More to Perform

Carrie Underwood, Dan + Shay, Kane Brown, Kelsea Ballerini, Luke Bryan, Maren Morris and Thomas Rhett are set to perform at the Little Big Town-hosted 2019 CMT Music Awards, airing live June 5 at 8 p.m. ET from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena.

‘American Idol’: Top 10 Revealed

ABC's 'American Idol' on Monday went live for the first time this season, announcing the top 10 during a two-hour results episode.