It’s been five years since ABC took over american idol when Fox canceled the reality singing competition after season 15. Now the network is making plans for the sixth year, and according to reports, the celebrity judging panel will remain the same.
Deadline reports that ABC has officially renewed Idol for his 21st season overall. In addition to this news, Luke Bryan is set to return as a celebrity judge alongside Lionel Richie and Katy Perry.
“We expect the host(s) to return. I thought the chemistry that solidified between them this season was amazing and we can’t wait to have the same chemistry next year,” said Craig Erwich, President of ABC Entertainment.
If history is any indication, an official announcement should be made within the next few months. In recent years, each season has been renewed in May, with judges and hosts signing in the summer. ABC hello america confirmed the news in August 2021 for season 20.
Bryan, Richie and Perry have always judged each season of Idol new era since Season 16 in 2018. Host Ryan Seacrest has been with the franchise since Season 1, and the Deadline article says he will be back next season as well. News on frequent mentor Bobby Bones – who was absent in Season 20 – is TBD.
It’s likely the network will fight to retain its current cast. Deadline reports that Idol was ABC’s top-performing show of 2022 by total viewers. In fact, they saw a 15% increase in adult viewers aged 18-49 after 35 days of cross-platform viewing.
the american idol The season 20 finale is set to air on Sunday, May 22. The three finalists are country singers HunterGirl and Noah Thompson, in addition to Leah Marlene. HunterGirl and Thompson each released their first singles – “Red Bird” (HunterGirl) and “One Day Tonight” (Thompson).
The winner of american idol will receive $250,000 and a recording contract.
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