American Idol and the CMA Awards are teaming up to send a singing hopeful to Hollywood. Three lucky singers will have the opportunity to record a country cover to air on the CMAs for America’s vote. The winner will head to the Hollywood round. It’s similar to last season, when videos from three singers who didn’t make it past the judges round aired during the AMA’s for viewer votes. The winner was announced on DWTS. Check out the official announcement below.
Hot on the heels of its successful series debut on ABC, American Idol is back and searching coast-to-coast for the next big superstar. In anticipation of the upcoming season, “Idol” is teaming up with The 52nd Annual CMA Awards, to give America the chance to vote one lucky singer through to Hollywood ahead of the Season 2 premiere. The 52nd Annual CMA Awards will air live from Nashville, WEDNESDAY, NOV. 14 (8:00-11:00 p.m. EST), on ABC.
As a part of the “American Idol CMA Contest,” starting today, MONDAY, OCT. 8 (5:00 p.m. EDT), and running through SUNDAY, OCT. 14 (11:00 p.m. EDT), talented singers from across the country are encouraged to post a video of themselves on Instagram covering one of the songs listed below by this year’s CMA Awards nominated artists using the official hashtag #IdolCMAContest. Upon conclusion of the submission window, three lucky finalists will be selected by American Idol executive producers and will fly to Nashville in November, where they will record a country cover. That performance will then be shown during the broadcast of The 52nd Annual CMA Awards, after which viewers will have the opportunity to vote their favorite singer through to Hollywood by visiting www.americanidol.com/vote. The winner will be announced live on ABC’s Good Morning America on FRIDAY, NOV. 16.
To enter on Instagram, you must be at least 15 years old and otherwise meet the eligibility requirements for “American Idol.” Please visit american-idol/rules for official contest rules, including full details on eligibility requirements, how to enter, prize descriptions and limitations. No purchase is necessary to enter.
#IdolCMAContest cover songs include the following:
“Cry Pretty” by Carrie Underwood
“Different for Girls” by Dierks Bentley
“Blue Ain’t Your Color” by Keith Urban
“Love Me Like You Mean it” by Kelsea Ballerini
“Beautiful Crazy” by Luke Combs
“My Church” by Maren Morris
“Tin Man” by Miranda Lambert
“Die a Happy Man” by Thomas Rhett
American Idol is returning to The ABC Television Network for the 2018-2019 season, after first making its return to airwaves as the No. 1 reality show launch for its inaugural season on the network during the 2017-2018 season. Helping to find the next singing sensation are music industry legends and all-star judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie. Emmy®-winning producer Ryan Seacrest will also return as host. The beloved singing competition series recently completed its open call Bus Tour auditions, visiting 24 cities across the country in a nationwide search for the next superstar. Judge auditions are currently underway in select cities across the country.