Check out the FULL American Idol 2019/season 17 schedule below, which will feature Sunday AND Monday shows, just like last season. The competition returns to ABC on Sunday March 3 featuring judges Lionel Richie, Katy Perry and Luke Bryan, in addition to host Ryan Seacrest.
Good news! American Idol 2019 is one week longer than 2018’s season 16. Bad news! The extra week has been tacked on to the auditions. Instead of five nights of Auditions like last year, the upcoming season will feature SEVEN. Boo right? But not surprising, as the highest rated shows tend to be auditions, and I suspect there are financial and scheduling issues that contribute to keeping the live shows to last year’s 5 week schedule.
Another notable difference: A Top 12 instead of a Top 14 at the Top of the live shows (Top 14 performances were taped a few days ahead). But I’m a tiny bit sceptical about that. Producers may want us to think Top 12, only to spring some extra wild cards on us. If we ever get spoilers out of Hollywood Week/Showcase/Green Mile, we’ll find out.
This schedule info comes from Goldderby, and there is still a ton of info to fill in, so stay tuned.
American Idol 2019 – Season 17 Schedule
Sunday March 3 – Auditions
Monday March 4 – Auditions
Sunday March 10 – Auditions
Monday March 11 – Auditions
Sunday March 17 – Auditions
Monday March 18 – Auditions
Sunday March 24 – Auditions
Monday March 25 – Hollywood Week Part 1
Sunday March 31 – Hollywood Week Part 2
Monday April 1 – Top 50 Showcase ( Shot at the Disney Aulani Resort in Hawaii)
Sunday April 7 – Top 24: Group solo performances
Monday April 8 – Top 24: Group 1 duets with celebrities
Sunday April 14 – Top 24: Group 2 solo performances
Monday April 15 – Top 24: Group 2 duets with celebrities
Sunday April 21 – Top 12
Monday April 22 – Top 10
Sunday April 28 – Top 8
Sunday May 5 – Top 6
Sunday May 12 – Top 4
Sunday May 19 – Finale Performances
Monday May 20 – Finale Winner Crowned