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America's got the vote! Fan favorites from 'American Idol' to receive second chance at superstardom as iconic competition series joins forces with 2019 American Music Awards

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Mon, Nov 18th 2019 11:25 am

Featured contestants to be revealed during tonight’s broadcast of ABC’s ‘Dancing with the Stars’

The nationwide audition tour for the upcoming season of “American Idol” may be complete, but the group of budding superstars heading to Hollywood is about to get bigger. The series that sparked the evolution of the singing competition genre is teaming up with the 2019 American Music Awards for an epic opportunity that will allow America to vote a former fan-favorite contestant through to Hollywood ahead of the upcoming premiere on ABC.

The 2019 American Music Awards will broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, Nov. 24, (8 p.m. EST), on ABC.

As a part of the upcoming contest, three fan-favorite artists from past seasons of ABC’s “American Idol” will sing their hearts out in a recorded audition piece from Los Angeles’ iconic Whiskey a Go Go. Their performances will then be shown during the broadcast of the 2019 American Music Awards, after which viewers will have the opportunity to vote their favorite singer through to Hollywood by visiting www.americanidol.com/vote.

Voting will remain open through 1 p.m. EST Monday, Nov. 25. The three featured young singers will be revealed tonight during the broadcast of ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars,” and the winner will be announced live on the show’s finale, airing at 8 p.m. Nov. 25.

In its most recent season on ABC, “American Idol” dominated Sunday nights, ranking as the No. 1 entertainment broadcast program in adults 18-49, and the most-watched show overall in its time slot – in addition to being Sunday’s No. 1 most-social show.

With untapped talent still waiting to be discovered, the star-making series is set to return with an all-new season in February 2020. Returning to the “American Idol” judge’s desk are music industry legends and all-star judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie. Emmy Award-winning host and producer Ryan Seacrest returns as host, while multimedia personality Bobby Bones will return as in-house mentor.

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