‘Idol’ cast reunites for Secretive Season 6 auditions

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American Idol stars Lionel Richie, Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and host Ryan Seacrest in September 2022

Reunited and it feels so good! ABC brought the stars of “American Idol” reunited after a busy summer to officially kick off next season and release an official photo of the joint crew. Here’s the scoop on their reunion and some of the new contestants heading out for top-secret auditions with the stars…


Cast meets in Las Vegas for first auditions

American Idol judges Lionel Richie, Katy Perry and Luke Bryan reunited with longtime host Ryan Seacrest in Las Vegas on Sunday, September 25, 2022, posed for an official photo and prepared for their sixth season together ABC and the 21st pre-season overall for the show.

At this point, the judges are chasing the record set by the show’s original trio of judges — Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, and Randy Jackson — who were on the show together for the first eight seasons.

Richie and Seacrest didn’t have to go far to meet up; They were together over the weekend for the two-day iHeart Music Festival, where Richie received rave reviews for his performance and Seacrest acted as host. Seacrest shared a backstage photo of the two together and also uploaded videos of him watching Richie’s performance on September 24.

Though many scoffed at ABC’s announcement in 2017 that it would be reviving “Idol” after its run on FOX, the show has become a ratings juggernaut for the network. In a press release about the upcoming season, ABC said the show was the No. 1 series in its two-hour span among adults 18 to 49 for the third straight year. In addition, “American Idol” was in the top 3 unscripted TV shows by all viewers last season.


The candidates begin with top-secret auditions

Haley Slaton Myles

GettyHaley Slaton Myles auditioning for season 20 of American Idol

Though no premiere date has been announced for the show, “American Idol” often begins in early 2023. Filming begins in “judge cities,” beginning with Las Vegas, while contestants who made it through the online audition try before the prominent jury hoping for a golden ticket to Hollywood.

Once a singer is chosen to audition for the jury, they must agree to remain silent about their experiences with friends until after the show airs in 2023. However, some of them have spilled the beans via social media or local media.

A well-known candidate is on the way to Las Vegas Repeat contestant Haley Slatonwho was a 23-year-old mother-to-be in the fall of 2021 when she auditioned for the “American Idol” judges in Austin, Texas. She was a fan favorite, eight months pregnant when she continued the journey during Hollywood Week, but didn’t make it past the duet round.

On August 29, the singer revealed on Instagram tried that again and made it through the online casting for season 21. Now the mom of eight-month-old Jaelyn Amir MylesThe singer said 98.1 KHAK in Cedar Rapids, Iowa that she would audition for the Las Vegas judges.

The stars are also expected to film auditions in New Orleans in early October. Kam’ron Lawson, a cashier at Wal-Mart in Beckley, West Virginia, was feted and feted by his employer the local media for making it through the online rounds to go to audition in New Orleans the week of October 7th.

In the meantime, “Idol” hopefuls can still register Audition on the Internet by singing live to a producer or submitting a video by early October. Those who make it will attend auditions in another “judge town” later in the fall.

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Brian Ashcraft

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