American Idol returns to ABC for season 18 on Sunday Feb 16 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EST). Returning this season are all-star judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie, as well as Ryan Seacrest as host. Radio personality Bobby Bones will return to his role as in-house mentor.
American Idol 2020 Preview! See a List of Singers Appearing on the Premiere
Who will appear on the upcoming American Idol premiere? Check out a gallery of photos from the episode below.
In the first American Idol episode of the season viewers will embark on a nation-wide journey across Savannah, Georgia; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Washington, D.C.; Los Angeles, California; and Sunriver, Oregon. Those auditioning for the coveted ticket to Hollywood include a subway performer from Harlem who gives one of the most emotional auditions in Idol history; a garbage collector with no experience who heads to the streets of Savannah, alongside host Ryan Seacrest, to warm up for his audition; and a hopeless romantic who encounters her own fairy tale twist during her audition as she sings from the heart.
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American Idol 2020 Premiere Auditioners
See if you can match up the hopeful to the description~ Or watch this extended promo, where several hopefuls make their debut.
Nick Merico – Nick nabbed a golden ticket last year, but dropped out of the competition “due to a family situation.” He told the Colt show he had a record deal. But obviously not! Because he’s back. A few years ago, he starred in the Nickelodeon show, “Every Witch Way.” But dropped out of the competition. – American Idol S17 – Instagram – Youtube – Former Nickelodeon actor
Hunter Gibson – He’s a “self described emo guy,” according to a local news interview he uploaded on Instagram. His style is pop/punk- Instagram
Just Sam – In the extended promo, Sam describes how she grew up in the projects, and her mother landed in jail before belting out “We Will Rise,” and then breaking down! – Instagram
Louis Knight – British born, Philadelphia based pop singer/songwriter. He comes from a family with “roots in the music industry.” He released his first single “Just Kiss Me” in 2019. – Instagram – Youtube – Website
Saveria – An R&B singer from Ontario, Canada, Saveria appeared on season 2 of The Launch, the Canadian music competition created by former American Idol mentor, Scott Borchetta. – The show released her song “Down to the Roots.” last February.
Doug Kiker – “I’m a garbage man!” Doug declares in the extended promo.
Camryn Leigh Smith – Big White Room by Jesse James – A Georgia native, Camryn likes music by Adele, Jessie J and Sam Smith. She released a single titled “A Way Out” in 2019. – Instagram – Youtube – Facebook
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