“American Idol,” the iconic series that revolutionized the television landscape by pioneering the music competition genre, returns for a fifth season on ABC and historic 20th season overall.
Once again, industry forces and superstar judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie will help determine who America will ultimately vote for to become the next singing sensation. This season, viewers will embark on a nationwide search across Nashville, plus Austin, Texas, and Los Angeles, where the show’s iconic judge auditions will surprise audiences and hopefuls alike with never-before-seen twists and a first-ever Platinum ticket winner.
The judges and Emmy Award-winning host and producer Ryan Seacrest return for season five of “American Idol,” Sunday, Feb. 27 (8-10 p.m. EST), on ABC. Watch episodes on demand and on Hulu the day following their premieres.