American Idol is a singing competition TV series produced by Fremantle North America and 19 Entertainment, and distributed by Fremantle North America.
It aired on Fox for 15 seasons, from June 11, 2002, to April 7, 2016, and then it was on hiatus for two years until March 11, 2018, when a revival of the series began airing on ABC. American Idol is one of the most successful shows in the history of American television.
The show aims to discover recording stars from unsigned singing talents, with the winner determined by American viewers using phones, internet, and SMS text voting. The winners of the first twenty seasons are Kelly Clarkson, Ruben Studdard, Fantasia Barrino, Carrie Underwood, Taylor Hicks, Jordin Sparks, David Cook, Kris Allen, Lee DeWyze, Scotty McCreery, Phillip Phillips, Candice Glover, Caleb Johnson, Nick Fradiani, Trent Harmon, Maddie Poppe, Laine Hardy, Just Sam, Chayce Beckham, and Noah Thompson.
American Idol has a panel of vocal judges who critique the contestants’ performances. The original judges were record producer and music manager Randy Jackson, singer and choreographer Paula Abdul, and music executive and manager Simon Cowell.
The last three seasons on Fox consisted of singers Keith Urban, Jennifer Lopez, and Harry Connick Jr. Season sixteen brought three new judges: singers Lionel Richie, Katy Perry, and Luke Bryan.
The first season was hosted by radio personality Ryan Seacrest and comedian Brian Dunkleman. However, Seacrest has been the sole host since the second season.
The success of American Idol has been unparalleled in broadcasting history. It became a recognized springboard for launching the careers of many artists as bona fide stars.
According to Billboard magazine, in its first ten years, “Idol has spawned 345 Billboard chart-toppers and a platoon of pop idols.” American Idol remained a TV ratings juggernaut for eight consecutive years, from the 2003–04 television season through the 2010–11 season.
Steps to Apply for the American Idol Audition 2023
- Interested applicants can access the official website of ABC and look for the American Idol Season 22″ Casting open.
- Read all terms and conditions carefully and open the American Idol Audition 2023 Application Form.
- Fill out the application form and answers all mandatory questions.
- An incomplete form will be rejected by the American Idol panelist.
- Then upload the performance video and also read all points regarding the video eligibility criteria.
- Upload the video and review all details and submit all details.