The American Idol judges recently finished up an audition tour of five cities, including Washington DC, Milwaukee, Savannah, Los Angeles and Sunriver, Oregon. Now, three “fan favorite” artists from the past seasons of American Idol will sing for an opportunity to head to the Hollywood Round in December. Interesting. So these three alums will be singers popular enough that most Idol watchers would remember them?
The three singers competing will be revealed on TONIGHT’s Dancing with the Stars.
From the official ABC release.
As a part of the upcoming contest, three fan-favorite artists from past seasons of ABC’s American Idol will sing their hearts out in a recorded audition piece from Los Angeles’ iconic Whiskey a Go Go. Their performances will then be shown during the broadcast of the 2019 American Music Awards, airing on Sunday, Nov. 24, at 8:00 p.m. EST on ABC, after which viewers will have the opportunity to vote their favorite singer through to Hollywood by visiting www.americanidol.com/vote. Voting will remain open through Monday, Nov. 25, at 1:00 p.m. EST.
The three featured young singers will be revealed tonight, Nov. 18, during the broadcast of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars, and the winner will be announced live on the show’s epic finale, airing Nov. 25 at 8:00 p.m. EST.
With untapped talent still waiting to be discovered, the star-making series is set to return with an all-new season in February 2020. Returning to the iconic American Idol judge’s desk are music industry legends and all-star judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie. Ryan Seacrest returns as host, and multimedia personality Bobby Bones will return as in-house mentor.
American Idol did something similar in its first season on ABC, except the singers competing were all unknowns. Having alums compete definitely ups the ante. I know I’m really curious who will be singing next week for that spot in Hollywood.
ETA: I’m guessing the singers were chosen from the past two seasons of Idol, aka the ABC seasons, and will be plucked from singers who were eliminated from the showcase round, or further back. Also, the press release isn’t specific about where these singers came from. Did they fail an audition in front of the judges? Maybe. Or maybe not.