Former ‘American Idol’ Contestants to Get Second Chance During 2019 AMAs

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American Idol is teaming up with the 2019 American Music Awards to give former contestants a chance to make it through to Hollywood ahead of the new season of the singing competition show.

Three fan-favorite artists from past seasons of Idol — Logan Johnson (Season 17), Layla Spring (Season 16), and Shawn Robinson (Season 17), as announced during Monday’s Dancing With the Stars — will record an audition piece from Los Angeles’ iconic Whiskey a Go Go.

Those performances will air during the 2019 AMAs on Sunday, November 24, on ABC, and viewers will then be able to vote one of them through to Hollywood at through Monday, November 25, at 1 pm ET. The winner will be announced on Dancing With the Stars‘ finale on November 25 at 8 pm ET.

American Idol returns for a new season in February 2020, with Luke Bryan, Katy Perry, and Lionel Richie returning as judges, Ryan Seacrest as host, and Bobby Bones as in-house mentor. During its most recent season, it was the No. 1 entertaining broadcast program among adults 18-49, the most-watched show in its time slot, and the night’s most social show.

Refresh yourself on the three former contestants with their original Idol auditions below:

Layla Spring (Season 16)

Logan Johnson (Season 17)

Shawn Robinson (Season 17)

2019 American Music Awards, Sunday, November 24, 8/7c, ABC

American Idol, February 2020, ABC