American Idol

American Idol

  • TV-PG
  • 2009
  • 19 Seasons
  • 4.1  (20,948)

In this competition series, aspiring performers attempt to impress both a panel of judges on set and the broad American viewing public at home. After being one of the biggest series in America for several years, the series was cancelled by Fox, only to be revived in 2017 on ABC.

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The Comeback
15. The Comeback
April 19, 2021
Ten finalists from the previous season return to make their debut on the "American Idol" stage.
Oscar Nominated Songs
14. Oscar Nominated Songs
April 18, 2021
The top 12 contestants perform OscarĀ®-nominated songs in hopes of securing America's vote into the top nine. Plus, Lionel Richie opens the show with a special performance of "Say You Say Me."
Top 12 Live Reveal
13. Top 12 Live Reveal
April 12, 2021
American Idol gets closer to crowning a winner as it continues. Following America's overnight vote, 10 contestants will be revealed from the Top 16, leaving six contestants to perform for a chance at one of two spots picked by the judges, rounding out the Top 12.
Top 16
12. Top 16
April 11, 2021
American Idol continues its search for the next superstar with an all-new episode as the Top 16 are revealed and perform in hopes of securing America's vote to the next round.
All Star Duets and Solos #2
11. All Star Duets and Solos #2
April 5, 2021
Following Sunday's kickoff to the All Star Duet round, "American Idol" continues the two-night event. The remaining contestants will perform for their last shot at making it to live shows.
All Star Duets and Solos
10. All Star Duets and Solos
April 4, 2021
Following last week's Showstopper round, "American Idol" continues with the All Star Duet and Solo round, Contestants will showcase their talent by performing duets with surprise celebrity guests for a chance to make it to live shows.
Showstopper/Final Judgment Part #2
9. Showstopper/Final Judgment Part #2
March 29, 2021
The remaining contestants perform for the first time this season with a band.
Showstopper/Final Judgment Part #1
8. Showstopper/Final Judgment Part #1
March 28, 2021
The Showstoppers round marks the first time contestants will showcase their talent by performing with a band this season for their last chance to make it into the coveted Top 24. Don't miss remarkable performances leading the judges to make difficult decisions and share shocking results in their final judgment.
Hollywood Duets Challenge
7. Hollywood Duets Challenge
March 22, 2021
Following Sunday's electrifying kickoff to Hollywood Week, "American Idol" continues the two-night event, challenging this season's hopefuls with Hollywood Duets, as the iconic Hollywood Week wraps up. With unexpected surprises, Idol hopefuls continue to compete for their chance to make it through to the next round, coming one step closer to being crowned America's next superstar.
Hollywood Week: Genre Challenge
6. Hollywood Week: Genre Challenge
March 21, 2021
In a two night event, the search for the next superstar continues as "American Idol" kicks off its iconic Hollywood Week.
Auditions 5
5. Auditions 5
March 14, 2021
The search for the next superstar across Los Angeles, California; San Diego, California; and Ojai, California, comes to an end as "American Idol" auditions wrap. Saving some of the best for last, this week features the final auditions in front of the celebrity judges before heading to Hollywood Week, where contestants get one step closer to being crowned the next "American Idol."
Auditions 4
4. Auditions 4
March 7, 2021
"American Idol" auditions continue in Los Angeles, California; San Diego, California; and Ojai, California, as the all-star judging panel searches for the next superstar. This week, more incredible standouts are found as they sing their hearts out for a chance at a ticket to Hollywood.
Auditions 3
3. Auditions 3
February 28, 2021
This week's episode sees determined hopefuls audition in front of Idol's all-star judging panel for their chance to receive a golden ticket to Hollywood.
Auditions 2
2. Auditions 2
February 21, 2021
"American Idol" continues its journey to find the next superstar on the original music competition series. Auditions across California - Los Angeles, San Diego and Ojai - continue as the all-star judges bring laughs, emotions and surprises in the search for America's next singing sensation.
Auditions 1
1. Auditions 1
February 14, 2021
"American Idol," the iconic series that revolutionized the television landscape by pioneering the music competition genre, will return to airwaves during its season premiere. Helping 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. Emmy(R) Award-winning host and producer Ryan Seacrest will return to the beloved competition series as host and radio and TV personality Bobby Bones is set to return as in-house mentor. After a nationwide search for talent, viewers will embark on a journey with our judges in Los Angeles, California; San Diego, California; and Ojai, California, where the show's iconic judge auditions will surprise audiences and hopefuls alike with never-before-seen twists.
American Idol
American Idol

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In this competition series, aspiring performers attempt to impress both a panel of judges on set and the broad American viewing public at home. After being one of the biggest series in America for several years, the series was cancelled by Fox, only to be revived in 2017 on ABC.American Idol is a series that is currently running and has 19 seasons (676 episodes). The series first aired on January 8, 2009.

American Idol is available for streaming on the ABC website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch American Idol on demand at Hulu, FuboTV and ABC.

  • Premiere Date
    January 8, 2009
  • IMDB Rating
    4.1  (20,948)