American Idol

American Idol - ABC

ABC

Reality Series

2003

TVPG

Music

Competition Reality

Singers with dreams of super stardom audition and compete in a series of challenging rounds in the hope of living their childhood and lifelong dreams.

Where to Stream

2002– Reality Series 22 Seasons773 Episodes

Upcoming TV Airings

The airings below are based on a generic national schedule. Times and dates can vary by TV provider.

Sunday, April 14

710 (Top 20) New

Season 22 • Episode 10

The top 20 Idol hopefuls perform a song of their choice to capture America's vote once more.

Monday, April 15

711 (Top 14 Reveal) New

Season 22 • Episode 11

The top 20 take the stage as Ryan Seacrest reveals the 10 hopefuls America has voted to advance.

Sunday, April 21

712 (Rock & Roll Hall of Fame) New

Season 22 • Episode 12

The top 14 perform for the judges; the top 12 are revealed.

Monday, April 22

713 (Billboard #1 Hits) New

Season 22 • Episode 13

The top 12 perform their favorite Billboard hits live from Hollywood.

Sunday, April 28

714 (Top 10) New

Season 22 • Episode 14

The top 10 take viewers on a nostalgic journey with performances of songs from their birth years.

Monday, April 29

715 (Judge's Song Contest) New

Season 22 • Episode 15

Singers compete for the grand prize.

Recaps

TRISTON HARPER, MACKENZIE SOL, ROMAN COLLINS, JACK BLOCKER, ELLEIGH MARIE, JENNIFER JEFFRIES, AJII, MICKEY MOUSE, JELLY ROLL, KBLOCKS, KENNEDY REID, EMMY RUSSELL, ODELL BUNTON JR., MIA Top 24 at Disney’s Aulani Resort in Hawaii Part #2 HAILEY MIA, JULIA GAGNON, QUINTAVIOUS, JAYNA ELISE, WILL MOSELEY, NYA, BLAKE PROEHL, KB, JORDAN ANTHONY, MCKENNA BREINHOLT, KAYKO, ABI CARTER Top 24 at Disney’s Aulani Resort in Hawaii Part #1 Ajii Showstopper/Final Judgment Ziggy Hollywood Week - Idol Arena ALYSSA RAGU Auditions EMMY RUSSELL Auditions BLAKE PROEHL Auditions Colin Stough, Megan Danielle, Iam Tongi of American Idol 'American Idol' Crowned for 2023: And the Winner Is...

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