“American Idol” continues the search to find its next star in Savannah, Georgia; Milwaukee; Los Angeles; and Sunriver, Oregon, on an all-new episode Sunday, March 1 (8-10 p.m. EST), on ABC. Episodes can also be viewed the next day on demand and on Hulu.
This week’s episode sees a determined hopeful defy the odds for a chance to audition in front of the judges, resulting in an “American Idol” first. Then, a fan favorite from season one returns for another chance to wow the judges, while another hopeful’s great-grandmother fulfills her lifelong dream of meeting Lionel Richie.
Helping to determine whom America will ultimately vote for to become the next singing sensation are music industry legends and all-star judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Richie. Emmy Award-winning host and producer Ryan Seacrest returns as host of the beloved series, while multimedia personality Bobby Bones continues his role as in-house mentor.