PHOTO: AMERICAN IDOL Judges Cruise Into Auditions in New Orleans

Grammy- and Emmy-nominated musical artist Katy Perry, country music superstar Luke Bryan and music icon Lionel Richie, arrived in true New Orleans fashion as ABC's AMERICAN IDOL judge auditions rolled on this weekend in 'The Big Easy.' At its new home on ABC, "American Idol" will continue to be a force in the television landscape, reac

ABC is bringing back AMERICAN IDOL! The network has closed an agreement with producers FremantleMedia NORTH AMERICA and 19 Entertainment, a division of CORE Media Group. Together they will revive television's most successful and recognized music competition series for the 2017-2018 season, bringing back the fan-favorite and making more dreams come true.

The long-running singing competition gave rise to such superstars as Jennifer Hudson (THE COLOR PURPLE), Constantine Maroulis (ROCK OF AGES), Diana DeGarmo, Ace Young (HAIR), Justin Guarini (AMERICAN IDIOT), Clay Aiken (SPAMALOT), Fantasia Barrino (THE COLOR PURPLE), Jordin Sparks (IN THE HEIGHTS), Todrick Hall (KINKY BOOTS), and Katharine McPhee (SMASH).

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