American Idol 2020 NEW TWISTS! Top 40 Returning to Hawaii! All the Info!


“Get ready!” exclaims judge Katy Perry in a new promo for American Idol, “Big changes are coming to American Idol!”

And what might those changes be?

“Head to head duets on Hollywood Week,” reveals judge Lionel Richie. And here’s something we ALL like to hear: “America gets to VOTE EARLIER this season,” exclaims judge Luke Bryan.

American Idol is just ONE MONTH AWAY,” host Ryan Seacrest reminds fans. “Do not miss it!” advises mentor, Bobby Bones.

American Idol season 18 premieres on ABC Sunday February 16.  The 2020 season start is extra early this year, because the Oscar telecast set for February 9 is extra early. PRO TIP: Monday shows begin on March 16 and will run through April 6!

As far as Hollywood Week is concerned, we have a list of dozens of contestants, with links to social media, who made it to the end of the week. 

American Idol 2020 Hollywood Spoilers: Season 18 Top 70 Contestant List (UPDATED Jan 10)

UPDATE: American Idol is headed back to the Aulani Disney Resort & Spa in Honolulu HAWAII!!! This, according to On Camera Audiences.  Idol has scheduled two tapings on Friday January 31.

American Idol is filming at Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa on Friday, January 31st! The TOP 40 will perform LIVE and you can be in the audience… FOR FREE!

Speaking of Hollywood hopefuls: In an extended video, the cast including judges Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan in addition to host Ryan Seacrest and mentor Bobby Bones, share about what to expect in the upcoming season.  Find your first contestant glimpses in this clip

American Idol 2020 Extended Promo Video! Audition Preview!

Back in November, three former American Idol contestants from previous ABC seasons competed for a spot in the Hollywood Round. Performance clips from  ,    

American Idol 2020: How to Vote YOUR Favorite Alum to Hollywood!

Season 17 country singer, Layla Spring earned a spot in Hollywood. Her win was announced on the Dancing with the Stars 2020 finale a few days later.

Who Won the American Idol Hollywood Golden Ticket on DWTS? (Video)

Are you ready for American Idol season 18?

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