American Idol 2023 Semifinal Taping In Hawaii: Sign up for Tickets

AMERICAN IDOL – ABC’s “American Idol” stars judges Lionel Richie, Katy Perry, Luke Bryan, and host Ryan Seacrest
American Idol stars judges Lionel Richie, Katy Perry, Luke Bryan, and host Ryan Seacrest. (ABC/Eric McCandless)

HEADS UP HAWAIIAN AMERICAN IDOL FANS! The Top 24…oh wait! On Camera Audiences announces that the Top 26 will sing in front of the judges. Is that a typo?

Whatever the number of contestants make up the semifinalists this year, they are set to perform LIVE in at The Aulani, a a Disney Resort & Spa in Kapolei, Hawaii in front of judges Lionel Richie, Katy Perry and Luke Bryan on Sunday February 12 and Monday February 13. Ryan Seacrest hosts.

Sign up for tickets at ON Camera Audiences. Arrival time each day is 4:30pm. Finish time approximately 8:30pm.

“Be the first to see this season’s contestants,” the announcement states, “You will have exclusive access before the show airs.” Exclusive access and the opportunity to spoil the results! Heh.

The Top 24 or Top 26 (according to th On Camera Audiences announcement) will sing in front of the judges for the opportunity to compete in the next round.

The semifinals are usually the first round put to America’s vote. Last season only four singers were eliminated from the Top 24 resulting in a Top 20. However, the rounds can be slightly different from season to season, so stay tuned for more details.

American Idol celebrates its 21st Season

Over the fall, American Idol judges auditioned hopefuls in Las Vegas first, which accounts for this year’s “sing city” theme. Next, the gang travelled to New Orleans and then wrapped it all up in Nashville.

The Hollywood Round took place in December, ending with a Top 55 performing a Showstopper Round live in front of an audience and the judges at the Los Angeles Theater for a spot in the semi-finals.

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American Idol continues, celebrating its 21st birthday (season six on ABC) when it premieres on Sunday February 19 at 8 pm ET/PT.

The groundbreaking series launched the careers of superstars Carrie Underwood, Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Hudson, Katharine McPhee, Jordin Sparks, Adam Lambert, Chris Daughtry, Gabby Barrett, and Scotty McCreery, among many others.

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