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American Idol

The iconic series that revolutionized television, pioneered the reality-competition genre and holds an unmatched record for being the highest-rated series for nearly a decade is back.

Helping to determine who America will ultimately vote for to become the next singing sensation, are music industry forces and superstar judges, Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie. Award-winning host and producer Ryan Seacrest will return as host of the beloved series.

The nationwide search for the next superstar kicked off in August, as the Idol Bus travelled from Portland, Oregon, to Orlando, Florida in its pursuit for talent, covering 23 cities across the country. Auditioning was made easier than ever as hopefuls also had the opportunity to submit audition videos online, as well as via select social media platforms using an official tag, #TheNextIdol, cultivating over 300,000 posts. Also, for the first time in American Idol history, hopefuls had the opportunity to audition through a livestream platform.

Be prepared for a bigger, bolder and better-than-ever American Idol!