American Idol is back on the road. Today, ABC announced auditions have begun for the TV series’ upcoming reboot.
As reported earlier, ABC has picked up the singing competition series for another season. Ryan Seacrest will return as host and Katy Perry will serve on the judge’s panel. The show ended its run on FOX last year after 15 seasons.
American Idol winners Ruben Studdard, Jordin Sparks, and Kris Allen launched auditions for the ABC reboot at Disney Springs in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The new season is expected to debut in 2018.
Check out photos from the first day of auditions and more info below:
American Idol” winners Ruben Studdard, Jordin Sparks and Kris Allen kick off auditions for the first season of ‘American Idol’ on ABC, Aug. 17, 2017, from Disney Springs in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The trio was joined by Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse in a celebratory ribbon cutting moment.ABC is bringing back the trailblazing music competition series, “American Idol,” one of television’s most successful and recognized music competition series. “American Idol”’s profound effect on the music industry is far-reaching and continually growing, launching the careers of superstars Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Hudson, Katharine McPhee, Adam Lambert and Chris Daughtry, among many others. The nationwide search for the next superstar kicked off today in Orlando, Florida and Portland, Oregon. Information on upcoming auditions is available at www.AmericanIdol.com.Executive producers are FremantleMedia North America’s Trish Kinane and Jennifer Mullin along with co-executive producer, Megan Wolflick.