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The `American Idol` cast (ABC Media Relations photo)
The "American Idol" cast (ABC Media Relations photo)

ABC's 'American Idol' stars Luke Bryan, Katy Perry, Lionel Richie & Ryan Seacrest celebrate season 5 kickoff - and milestone 20th season


Wed, Oct 6th 2021 03:00 pm

Music industry legends and all-star judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie, along with Emmy-winning producer and host Ryan Seacrest, were on hand when ABC's "American Idol" kicked off judge city auditions for the upcoming season five on the Alphabet Net – and milestone 20th season overall – in Austin, Texas, on Tuesday.

“Idol” hopefuls still have a chance to audition this season as “Idol Across America” remote virtual auditions continue with nationwide open calls on Oct. 11, 26 and 28. To sign up for a chance to virtually audition in front of an “American Idol” producer, visit www.americanidol.com/auditions.

Last season, ABC’s “American Idol” ranked as the No. 1 series in its two-hour time period for the second year in a row among adults 18-49. In addition, “American Idol” finished among the Top 5 unscripted series last season with total viewers (No. 4).

“American Idol,” the iconic series that revolutionized the television landscape by pioneering the music competition genre, will return for a fifth season on ABC in 2022. Stay tuned for a premiere date announcement.

Fans can follow “American Idol” (#AmericanIdol) on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

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