American Idol 2018 Spoilers, News, Recaps, and Results

American Idol 2018 will air on ABC as the new home of our favorite singing competition show! The series was brought back to life by the ABC Network as they build up their brand with a former juggernaut of television ratings. Will this new home bring American Idol back to its glory days?

American Idol 2018 season on ABC - Source: Fremantle

Rumors were confirmed in early May 2017 that we’d see the show back for ABC’s 2017-2018 season as there were negotiations also held with NBC and even an attempt by FOX to bring the show back. Now we get to see how much life American Idol still has in it.

Watch as ABC News makes the big announcement for American Idol’s return:

American Idol 2018 Judges & Host:

First cast announcement is that Katy Perry will be a judge on American Idol 2018, but no word yet on the other two judges or who will even host the show.

It’s clear that Ryan Seacrest is the favored pick to return for the job, but there could be complications with his schedule. Seacrest just took on the job as co-host of Live with Kelly which is filmed in New York while Idol has always been filmed in Los Angeles. He could shuttle back and forth but that’s gotta be tough on everything involved.

Ryan Seacrest hosts American Idol

Ryan Seacrest hosts American Idol – Source: FOX

American Idol 2018 Schedule:

ABC has said we’ll see Idol back later this year (2017) but earlier rumors suggested that our first returning season would be in 2018, possibly around March. That could work out with ABC shifting from The Bachelor over to American Idol next spring.

Idol’s own weekly schedule changed over the years with FOX eventually cutting the show down to just one episode a week. We’ll have to wait and see how ABC handles this challenge, but it’d be great to see the new series version going back to performance and separate results show, but let’s keep those down to just 30 mins. That hour long results show was yet another flub by FOX.

American Idol 2018 Auditions:

Audition events have been detailed by ABC with both online auditions and city stops on the Idol bus tour for next season. Want to be the next American Idol? Then you better check the details and audition now!

Early reports suggested the American Idol 2018 auditions could also be held at Disney World as ABC is owned by the same parent company. You may remember the old American Idol Experience attraction which was eventually shuttered there at Disney World but could easily be brought back as the series’s new audition home.

American Idol auditions

American Idol auditions – Source: FOX

What about American Idol’s return are you most excited about? Is this a good move to put Idol on a different network or should the revival have been limited to FOX?

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