American Idol Season 20

Was American Idol cancelled or renewed? When does 'American Idol' Season 20 come back on ABC? Find the latest American Idol Season 20 cancellation and renewal status news, cast updates and trailer on this page.

Will there be a season 20 of "American Idol" and when does it return in 2021? Find all your answers below!

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Host Ryan Seacrest returns for the 18th edition of the singing competition. Country music star Luke Bryan, music icon Lionel Richie and singer-songwriter Katy Perry return as judges, with famed multimedia personality Bobby Bones acting as the show’s in-house mentor. The fun begins with the audition rounds, in which hopefuls from across the country try to wow the judges, who select the most impressive talent from each city. As the competition advances, it’s up to the viewers at home to vote for their favorite vocalists in hopes of helping them make it to the next round. In the end, one singer wins the grand prize and is crowned the next “American Idol.”

American Idol Season 19 Hosts

American Idol is gearing up for its fourth season at ABC and Season 19 overall, and luckily its bringing with it some familiar faces as judges Katy Perry, Lionel Richie, Luke Bryan and host Ryan Seacrest will return for the next round of the musical competition.

For information on how to sign up for “Idol Across America” and a chance to virtually audition in front of an “American Idol” producer, please visit More details on specific dates, full eligibility requirements, submission forms, terms and conditions are available on the website. Contestants must be at least 15 years old to audition and may do so on any “Idol Across America” date regardless of your location.

Live Virtual Audition Tour ‘Idol Across America’ Returns to All 50 States Beginning Friday, Aug. 6

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Last episode of American Idol on ABC aired on May 23, 2021.

When Does American Idol Season 20 Start?

American Idol Season 20 is renewed by ABC:
American Idol Season 20 2021 Return Date: ✔️ August 6, 2021
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