American Idol 2018 Auditions End, Hollywood Begins (VIDEO & Photos)

Tonight (March 25), American Idol heads to Los Angeles, Nashville, New Orleans, New York City and Savannah, for the LAST of the audition rounds. Helping to determine which singers receive that coveted golden ticket to Hollywood are the judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie. Ryan Seacrest returns as host.

In episode five, Idol hopefuls, including a choreographer from Tennessee, a hostess from Colorado and a personal assistant from Alabama, sing their hearts out for the judges to see if they have what it takes to earn a ticket to Hollywood!!! Also, Sunday’s ep features the debut of drag queen Miss Ada Vox. Back in season 12, Ada made it to the Hollywood rounds as Adam Sanders.

AMERICAN IDOL - "105 (Auditions)" - "American Idol" heads to Los Angeles, Nashville, New Orleans, New York City and Savannah, as the search for AmericaÕs next superstar continues on its new home on AmericaÕs network, The ABC Television Network, SUNDAY, MARCH 25 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT). (ABC/Eddy Chen) ADA VOX (SAN ANTONIO, TX)

Additionally, As American Idol heads to the heart of Los Angeles to kick off Hollywood Week, a special helicopter flight on Sunday will carry four, 15-foot-tall cutouts of Lionel, Katy, Luke and Ryan. The cutouts will be flown over the Hollywood and Burbank area via an “American Idol” helicopter. The two scheduled flights are weather permitting: 8:00 – 10:00 a.m. PDT and 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. PDT.


American Idol Cutouts

Check out this promo, which also includes a little glimpse of Monday’s (March 26) Hollywood rounds kickoff. Katy gives the assembled contestants a warning “It’s survival of the fittest!” Separating the HOPEFULS from the NOPEFULS. I did not make that up, by the way. It’s in the promo!

The week long Hollywood Rounds include solo and group performances in front of the judges. Only 50 singers will remain standing by the end of what’s come to be known by the contestants as “hell week.”

Check out a 50 pic photo gallery of singers featured in tonight’s American Idol Auditions 5 episode.

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