American Idol

Katy, Luke and Lionel returning for Idol Season 20

Chayce Beckham poses with Ryan Seacrest and American Idol judges Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan after Sunday's show. (ABC Photo)

Ryan Seacrest and American Idol judges Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan pose with Chayce Beckham after he was named winner of Season 20. (ABC Photo)


Auditions for American Idol Season 20 kick off Friday.

And the show announced Tuesday that the cast is returning intact for their fifth season on ABC.

That means Ryan Seacrest will host the show for a 20th season, with Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan serving as judges.

“Their star power is unmatched, and their support is a gift to our contestants that have deeply benefited from their wisdom over the past four seasons —- and they’re ready to do it again,” said Rob Mills, executive vice president, Unscripted and Alternative Entertainment, Walt Disney Television, via press release.

“As we begin a momentous season, I think it’s safe to say this dream team has officially cemented their legacy on Idol.”

The virtual auditions begin Friday when singers from Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina can interact directly with a producer.

Virtual auditions for singers from Maryland and Pennsylvania are set for Sept. 8.

For information on how to schedule an audition, head to the American Idol website.

Here’s the complete virtual audition schedule.

• Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina (Aug. 6)
• Connecticut, New Jersey, New York (Aug. 8)
• Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas (Aug. 11)
• Florida, Michigan, Virginia, West Virginia (Aug. 13)
• Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi (Aug. 16)
• Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee (Aug. 18)
• Alaska, California, Hawaii, Nevada (Aug. 21)
• Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming (Aug. 23)
• Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Wisconsin (Aug. 25)
• Open Call: Nationwide (Aug. 27)
• Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah (Aug. 31)
• Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont (Sept. 2)
• Delaware, Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Washington D.C. (Sept. 8)
• Open Call: The South (Sept. 10)
• Open Call: East Coast (Sept. 13)
• Open Call: West Coast (Sept. 16)
• Open Call: Nationwide (Sept. 21)

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1 Comment

  1. Simpsonsfan August 7, 2021 at 11:56 am -  Reply

    All finalists and semifinalists of “Idol” ages 15-28 can audition again, as long as they didn’t win or aren’t signed with a label, management, or publishing deal.

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