American Idol Will Air Audition Special After the Oscars

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American Idol will air special 1 hour audition episode after the Oscars March 12

The 95th Academy Awards will air next Sunday, March 12 on ABC beginning at 8 pm in all time zones. But that does not mean American Idol fans will be deprived of their fix on that date. That is, as long as viewers can stay awake past midnight (on the east coast, at least!)

Just as the show did for season 20, American Idol will air a special 1 hour long episode after the Oscars broadcast. According to a press release, the show will air at 11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. EST/9:02 p.m.-10:02 p.m. MST/8:02 p.m.-9:02 p.m. PST. The published start times are dependent on the Oscars not running overt, so be ready to stay up late. Last year’s post-Oscar recap was published after 1 am on Monday morning. And that time is when the episode STARTED, because we live blog the shows. Get your coffee ready.

2023 Oscars: Host, Performers, Presenters

Late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel will host this year’s Oscars, broadcasting live from Los Angeles. Some of the stars performing on the show include Lenny Kravitz during the In Memoriam segment. Oscar nominated songs will be performed by Rahul Sipligunj and Kaala Bhairava (Naatu Naatu from RRR), David Byrne, Stephanie Hsu and Son Lux (This is a Life from Everything Everywhere All at Once), Sofia Carson and Diane Warren (Applause from Tell it Like a Woman), and Rihanna (Lift Me Up from Black Panther: Wakanda Forever).

Riz Ahmed, Emily Blunt, Glenn Close, Jennifer Connelly, Ariana DeBose, Samuel L. Jackson, Dwayne Johnson, Michael B. Jordan, Troy Kotsur, Jonathan Majors, Melissa McCarthy, Janelle Monáe, Deepika Padukone, Questlove, Zoe Saldaña and Donnie Yen will present.

American Idol features judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie, who auditioned hopefuls across New Orleans, Las Vegas and Nashville to find the next singing sensation. Ryan Seacrest hosts the iconic singing show which is currently in its 21st season.

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