American Idol returns to discover a brand new potential superstar.

Warm up your vocal chords America, because American Idol season 20 is here. The popular singing competition returns with the hopes of discovering the next singing superstar.

The most recent season of American Idol began in February 2021, with Chayce Beckham being voted as the winner over Grace Kintsler and Willie Spence. So who will join Beckham and past American Idol winners, including Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Jordin Sparks, Phillip Phillips and more? We’ll have to wait and see, but here is what we do know about American Idol season 20.

When is the next American Idol episode?

The Top 10 of American Idol season 20 will perform on the next episode airing Sunday, May 1, at 8 pm ET/PT. If that wasn’t enough, it’s Disney night on American Idol. Award-winning actor and singer Derek Hough will mentor the Top 10 contestants from the Disneyland Resort in California as they prepare to perform beloved Disney tunes in hopes of securing America’s vote.

These episodes will be available on ABC.com and Hulu the day after they air. These services also offer previous episodes from this season and seasons past.

Here are all of the contestants that have been eliminated from the competition since the top 24:

  • Kenedi Anderson (left for personal reasons)
  • Scarlet
  • Danielle Finn
  • Sir Blayke
  • Cameron Whitecomb
  • Cadence Baker
  • Elli Rowe
  • Jacob Moran
  • Katyrah Love
  • Sage
  • Allegra Miles
  • Ava Maybee
  • Dan Marshall
  • Tristen Gressett

Who is the American Idol host?

Ryan Seacrest has been the host of American Idol since the very beginning (he actually had a co-host for the first season, Brian Dunkleman, remember?) and he continues to serve as the guiding hand of the reality competition series for this latest season.

Who are the American Idol judges?

Also back for another go around are Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan as the American Idol judges. The trio have been together since season 16 debuted on ABC. As this will be the trio’s fifth season on the show, it makes them the longest tenured judges since the original group of Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson.

One recent American Idol mainstay not returning for season 20 is advisor Bobby Bones; he is working on another TV project on a different network.

One other bit of news from behind-the-scenes, Deadline has reported that American Idol showrunner Trish Kinane is stepping down after handling the job since season 15 (it’s last on Fox). Megan Michaels Wolflick, who has been with the show in various roles for 15 years, will take over as showrunner for season 20.

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