American Idol 2024 Judges Auditions Begin in Luke Bryan’s Hometown

Lionel Richie, Ryan Seacrest, Katy Perry, Luke Bryan

American Idol 2024 Judges Auditions begin this week in Luke Bryan’s hometown, Leesburg, Georgia.

It appears that American Idol 2024 judges auditions are beginning this week, and they are starting in Luke Bryan’s hometown of Leesburg, Georgia.

According to WALB 10 news, Luke along with his fellow judges Lionel Richie and Katy Perry will be arriving in Leesburg on Tuesday (September 19). Host Ryan Seacrest will also be on hand in his home state for the filming. (Ryan grew up in Atlanta.)

WALB reports that a pep rally at Lee County High School is scheduled for around 3:30 p.m., and a 4 p.m. parade will welcome the gang to South Georgia.

Lee County High School students joined in preparation to welcome Luke and the show. “LCHS students and staff are thrilled to welcome the American Idol judges, host and crew to the school tomorrow,” reads a post on the Lee County High School Trojans official Instagram page. “Students from Art, Construction, and SGA are adding lots of sparkle and shine to the hallways, while Drama has set up tributes to their most famous thespian. Welcome RYAN, LIONEL, and KATIE, and WELCOME HOME LUKE.”

WALB announced they will be covering the festivities, so expect lots of content in the coming days. American Idol season 11 winner Phillip Phillips who is currently promoting his latest single, “Dancing with Your Shadows” is ALSO from Lee County. Will he drop in to say hello? Stay tuned!

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