The ‘American Idol’ reboot is coming back to our TV screens with Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan as your new, star judges and Ryan Seacrest returning to host.


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This time around, American Idol has added celebrity guests who will join the top 24 contestants on stage for duets.  These episodes will air in April.



The list of celebrities who will duet are: Luis Fonsi, Bebe Rexha, Lea Michele (Glee), Sugarland, Banners, Cam, Bishop Briggs, Colbie Caillat, Andy Grammer, Aloe Blacc, Train’s Pat Monahan, Rachel Platten and Allen Stone.


Presenting our all-stars for duet round!

?? Presenting your all-star duets line up! ?? Idol premieres March 11 and later this season, your Top 24 contestants duet with these chart-toppers! We. Can't. Wait.

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During an interview with Variety, host Ryan Seacrest mentioned that this version of ‘American Idol’ will be a lot different.  He says, “It’s different obviously because of these personalities but the show, at its core, works.  The format works in practice. We go out, we look for young talented people, they see the judges, they come back to Hollywood, and they’ll have to step up. There’s been a lot of talk about how is the show different. You’ve got three different faces, you’ve got different contestants, but to change the show drastically in terms of format would be a big mistake.”

Ryan continues, “Something that was important to me…that there were going to be three or four stars on the show who weren’t just going to be individual stars, but were going to come on to collaborate.  To take this seriously and to give the franchise what it deserves. The legacy of this franchise is important to fans, it’s important to us who have worked on it for a long time.”

And who will be the new ‘Simon Cowell?’, “There is only one Simon Cowell.  That was 15 years ago and he’s doing a slightly different version of Simon Cowell on ‘AGT’ at the moment. But we weren’t looking for, ‘Hey, let’s get another Simon Cowell. Let’s get a Randy!’ We weren’t looking to replicate that. We took a long time to put this judging panel together…and that was because we wanted to get it right.”


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‘American Idol’ launches March 11.



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