“This, is American Idol.” Who misses hearing that phrase? Raise your hands up high! The iconic line by the show’s host, Ryan Seacrest, is recognizable to us all – even for those who don’t watch the show. But us fans are so ready for season 21 and we can’t wait! It’s only a few hours now until the new season premieres. When do you need to tune in exactly?
The next round of searching for the nation’s new singing sensation all begins with the judges. And we’ve got the same familiar faces once again returning this year! Katy Perry, Luke Bryan, and Lionel Richie will take their seats behind the table to discover the next talent.
So what time do you need to set your alarms to watch the competition live? Or if you can’t, when should you set your DVR to record it? We’ve got the answer for you below!
What time is American Idol on ABC tonight? (Feb. 19, 2023)
The new season of American Idol premieres tonight, Feb. 19, 2023 on ABC. You’ll need to tune in at 8 p.m. ET! And make sure you sit tight, the first episode is two hours long. So we get plenty of Idol content as usual. You definitely won’t hear us complaining about that! If you don’t have access to ABC, then the episode will be available to stream on Hulu the next day on Monday.
“Auditions, Part 1” will bring a new set of aspiring singers in front of the judges in the hopes of moving on to Hollywood Week. The auditions, which usually take place across the first five episodes of a new season, will see those hopefuls from multiple cities including New Orleans, Las Vegas, and Nashville.