American Idol heads to Hawaii in the new season, beginning SUNDAY, MARCH 3 at 8|7c on ABC! Host Ryan Seacrest shared the exciting news on his live radio show, "On Air with Ryan Seacrest," that for the first time ever, American Idol will be going to Hawaii to film its showcase rounds at Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa in Ko Olina.
In a magical turn of events, current American Idol winner, Maddie Poppe, and runner up Caleb Lee Hutchinson, were enjoying their award trip at Aulani Resort when the announcement was made and they got to celebrate in person with Mickey and Minnie! Maddie was awarded a trip to Aulani Resort during last year's Season Finale.
Get ready as a new journey begins and America's iconic singing competition series returns for a new season SUNDAY, MARCH 3 at 8|7c on ABC! Returning to help find the cream of the crop are music industry legends and all-star judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie. Emmy®-winning producer Ryan Seacrest will also return to helm the music competition series as host for American Idol 2019, as well as famed radio DJ, comedian, best-selling author and Dancing with the Stars champion Bobby Bones, who joins as the show's in-house mentor.