American Idol 2024: Everything we know so far

 American Idol (Image via Instagram/@americanidol)
American Idol (Image via Instagram/@americanidol)

Following the success of season 21, which premiered on February 19, 2023, American Idol is now set to return with new talented singers. Although the release date for the upcoming season of the show has not yet been confirmed, it is expected to premiere in early 2024, as per a report by Parade.

ABC announced in July 2023 that the show had been renewed for a brand-new season and that auditions had already begun. Along with the announcement, Parade conducted an interview with Luke Bryan, in which he discussed the show briefly and encouraged individuals to audition as he said:

"I think the beauty of American Idol is it’s very, very driven by the talent of the kids. It’s very important for the producers of the show and the people behind the scenes and the kids all across the country to really log on and audition and get in front of us."

He continued:

"With Idol, we’ve tried to do new, fun things. I think we’ve always grown, putting new little twists on the show. The judges’ song challenge wasn’t in the show a couple years ago and that’s a fun night for us as judges.”

Fans currently await a trailer for the upcoming season of American Idol.

American Idol season 22 to see Katy Perry and others return to the judging panel

While the new season of the reality show will feature a new group of contestants, fans can expect to see some familiar faces on screen. The upcoming installment will feature Katy Perry, Lionel Richie, and Luke Bryan returning to the judging panel. It will also see Ryan Seacrest return as the show's host.

The show first aired on January 21, 2003, and the executive producers include Trish Kinane, Jennifer Mullin, Simon Fuller, and Ken Warwick. Apart from watching the episodes on ABC, fans can also enjoy the same on Hulu.

ABC's description of American Idol reads:

“Helping determine who America will ultimately vote to become the next singing sensation are music industry forces and superstar judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry, and Lionel Richie. Emmy® Award-winning host and producer Ryan Seacrest hosts the beloved competition series.”

It continues:

“American Idol is produced by Fremantle and 19 Entertainment, a part of Sony Pictures Television. Executive producers include Megan Michaels Wolflick, also serving as showrunner, and Fremantle's Jennifer Mullin, with Eli Holzman and Aaron Saidman serving as executive producers for 19 Entertainment. Fremantle distributes the series worldwide.”

Season 21 recap

The latest season of the show began with 26 contestants, with Iam Tongi emerging victorious and taking home the trophy and $250,000 cash prize. A native of Kahuku, Hawaii, Tongi is known for songs including Monsters, I'll Be Seeing You, The Winner Takes It All, Efiafi, Dreams, and Stuck On You.

The finale of season 21 featured a fierce competition between Megan Danielle, Iam Tongi, and Colin Stough.

American Idol season 21 welcomed numerous guest judges including Allen Stone, Noah Cyrus, Smokey Robinson, Alanis Morissette, Ed Sheeran, Sara Bareilles, Halle Baile, and more, and fans can't wait to see what the upcoming season has in store for them.

Based on the success of its past seasons, viewers can expect season 22 to be full of entertainment and fun. Fans now await more information about the show, including its release date and trailer.

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