ABC’s “American Idol” is not running in its usual time slot tonight, March 27, 2022. The show was delayed due to ABC’s broadcast of the Oscars.
The next new episode of “American Idol” will air March 27, 2022 at 11:30 p.m. Eastern Time on ABC. The episode contains parts of auditions not seen in the previous five audition episodes.
Then the season continues tomorrow night, Monday, March 28, with the inaugural Hollywood Week with Genre Challenge.
Fan favorites from former contestants join ‘American Idol’
Bobby Bones, who was an internal mentor on “American Idol” for almost half a decade, left the show before season 20. American Idol” beacon of hope.
Jordin Sparks, David Cook, Lauren Alaina, Ruben Studdard, Chayce Beckham, Lee DeWyze and Haley Reinhart will each return to the show that helped launch their careers. Each of the former contestants announced their engagement on social media.
“Extremely excited to be back with @AmericanIdol next Monday (March 28) to share my experiences with the Season 20 cast members,” Beckham wrote on Instagram. “It’s been a wild ride for me and maybe I can give a few tips to the next potential winner.”
a cook announced that he will mentor the candidates in the rock genre, Reinhart will mentor in the soul genre and DeWyze will mentor in the indie and folk genres.
“SURPRISE,” Sparks wrote. “I kept this secret for a few months… I’m coming back to @AmericanIdol as a mentor for #HollywoodWeek! I’m so happy to be back and had an amazing time guiding some of the talented contestants!! So amazing to be on the other side and sharing what I know. There is so much talent!
During Hollywood Week, contestants compete in two challenges: the Genre Challenge and the Duet Challenge. They are then judged by Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie to determine who will make it to the next round.
Later in the season, former contestant Jimmie Allen and pop star Bebe Rexha will accompany the contestants through the showcase round.
What’s the schedule for ‘American Idol’ Season 20?
Accordingly futon critic, What has been correct with the scheduling in the past, here are the dates when American Idol season 20 is likely to air, along with our predictions of what will take place on those dates:
- Monday, March 28: Hollywood Week Genre Challenge
- Sunday, April 3: Hollywood Week Duet Challenge
- Monday April 4: Showstopper Round/Final Judgment Round
- Sunday, April 10: Top 24 at Disney’s Aulani Resort
- Monday, April 11: Top 24 at Disney’s Aulani Resort
- Sunday, April 17: Top 20 performances
- Monday, April 18: TBA
- Sunday April 24: TBA
- Monday, April 25: TBA
- Sunday, May 1: TBA
- Monday, May 2nd: TBA
- Sunday, May 8: TBA
- Monday, May 9: TBA
- Sunday, May 14: TBA
- Monday, May 16: Semifinals
- Sunday, May 22: Season finale
Of course the schedule is subject to change. There will definitely be shakes as the show enters its monumental 20th season.
For example, last season the show debuted the “comeback” twist, in which a contestant from a previous season of the show was re-elected to compete alongside and against the current season’s competitors.
“American Idol” airs Sundays and Mondays at 8 p.m. Eastern and Pacific time on ABC.
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