American Idol (2002– )
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Current Episode (aired 19 May 2019)
The winner is announced; scheduled performers include Adam Lambert, Carrie Underwood, Daddy Yankee, Dan + Shay, Jon Pardi, Kane Brown, Kool and the Gang, Luke Bryan, Montell Jordan, Shayy and Weezer.
3 Mar. 2019201 (Auditions)
Aspiring singers in Louisville, Kentucky; Coeur d'Alene, Idaho; Los Angeles; New York and Denver see if they have what it takes to earn a coveted golden ticket to Hollywood.
6 Mar. 2019202 (Auditions)
Aspiring singers from Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, Louisville, Ky., and Los Angeles see if they have what it takes to earn a coveted golden ticket to Hollywood.
10 Mar. 2019203 (Auditions)
Aspiring singers from Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, New York, Louisville, Ky., and Los Angeles see if they have what it takes to earn a coveted golden ticket to Hollywood; a fan favorite returns; Lionel Richie's walk down memory lane.
17 Mar. 2019204 (Auditions)
Aspiring singers from Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, New York, Louisville, Ky., and Los Angeles see if they have what it takes to earn a coveted golden ticket to Hollywood.
18 Mar. 2019205 (Auditions)
Aspiring singers from Los Angeles, New York, Louisville, Ky. and Denver see if they have what it takes to move on in the competition; an audition surprises the judges.
24 Mar. 2019206 (Hollywood Week)
Tensions are high as hopefuls battle it out in solo and group round performances; one lucky contestant receives a heartfelt gift from Luke Bryan.
25 Mar. 2019207 (Hollywood Week)
Contestants battle it out in group rounds and solo performances in the hope of advancing to the next round of the competition.
31 Mar. 2019208 (Showcase/Final Judgement)
The top 40 contestants take to the beach and perform solo in front of a live audience in Ko Olina, Hawaii; the judges sit down with each contestant to reveal their fate, culminating with the show's top 20 finalists.
1 Apr. 2019209 (Top 20 Solos)
The stakes grow higher as the top 20 finalists perform in front of a live audience.
7 Apr. 2019210 (All-Star Duets)
Ten of the top 20 finalists perform duets with celebrity partners as the search for America's next superstar continues.
8 Apr. 2019211 (All-Star Duets)
The remaining 10 contestants of the top 20 perform duets with celebrity partners.
14 Apr. 2019212 (Top 14)
In hopes of winning over the hearts of viewers and being voted through to the next phase of the competition, the top 14 contestants perform on the iconic Idol stage for the first time.
15 Apr. 2019213 (Top 10 Reveal)
The seven contestants with the most votes by America take their spot in the top 10; the seven remaining contestants sing to impress the judges.
21 Apr. 2019214 (Disney Night)
Celebrity mentor Rebel Wilson joins the contestants at Disneyland Park in Anaheim, Calif., where they prepare to perform fan-favorite Disney songs.
22 Apr. 2019Meet Your Finalists
A look at each finalist's journey thus far, highlighting new, never-before-seen songs, stories, performances and footage; favorite moments from the season.
28 Apr. 2019215
Each contestant takes on a song from the Queen catalogue, before partnering up for classic movie duet performances; Adam Lambert acts as celebrity guest mentor.
5 May 2019216 (Woodstock and Show Stoppers)
Each contestant performs one inspirationally powerful song with the help of Lauren Daigle, then take on a song performed at the famed Woodstock music festival in 1969; Gabby Barrett performs.
12 May 2019217
Each contestant performs three songs, including a pick from mentor Bobby Bones, a song dedicated to their heroes in honor of Mother's Day and a selection from Elton John's catalog.