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  • Congratulations to Kelly Clarkson - she and her show "The Kelly Clarkson Show" won many Daytime Emmys this year: Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host," "Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show, "Outstanding Lighting Direction," Outstanding Technical Team, Camera Work, Outstanding Multiple Camera Editing, Outstanding Live Sound Mixing and Editing, and Outstanding Art Direction/Set Decoration/Scenic Design.
  • ABC American Idol: SEASON FINALE - 519 (Grand Finale) (5/22) “519 (Grand Finale)” – Season 20 of “American Idol” concludes in epic fashion with the Top 3 each hitting the Idol stage in hopes of securing America’s vote, including one round dedicated to “The Boss,” Bruce Springsteen. In the end, one winner will be crowned the next American Idol. In addition to the finalists, there will be showstopping performances by superstar judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie, as well as Idol legend Carrie Underwood and superstars James Arthur, Sara Bareilles, Gabby Barrett, Michael Bublé, Deana Carter, Earth, Wind & Fire, Melissa Etheridge, Flo Rida, Ben Platt, Thomas Rhett, Tai Verdes and more. Emmy® Award-winning host and producer Ryan Seacrest hosts “American Idol,” LIVE, coast to coast, SUNDAY, MAY 22 (8:00-11:00 p.m. EDT/6:00-9:00 p.m. MDT/5:00-8:00 p.m. PDT), on ABC. (TV-PG, L)
  • ABC American Idol: 518 (Top 5) (5/15)) “518 (Top 5)” – The Top 5 Idol hopefuls travel to The Entertainment Capital of the World, Las Vegas, to be mentored by eight-time GRAMMY® Award-winning country music superstar and 2005 “American Idol” winner Carrie Underwood from Resorts World Theatre, home of her ongoing REFLECTION: The Las Vegas Residency. Each contestant will perform two songs, leaving it all on the stage in hopes of earning America’s vote and landing a spot in the Grand Finale. GRAMMY and Academy Award®-winning singer-songwriter and producer Finneas will also perform his new single “Naked.” “American Idol” airs LIVE, coast to coast, SUNDAY, MAY 15 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EDT/6:00-8:00 p.m. MDT/5:00-7:00 p.m. PDT), on ABC. (TV-PG, L)
  • ABC American Idol: 517 (Top 7) (5/8) “517 (Top 7)” – In a special Mother’s Day episode, the Top 7 dedicate songs to their mother or the mother figure in their lives, as well as perform viral hits made popular on TikTok. GRAMMY® Award-winning artist and producer will.i.am returns to “American Idol” to mentor the remaining contestants vying for a spot in the Top 5. “American Idol” airs LIVE, coast to coast, SUNDAY, MAY 8 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EDT/6:00-8:00 p.m. MDT/5:00-7:00 p.m. PDT), on ABC. (TV-PG, L)
  • ABC American Idol: 516 (The Great Idol Reunion) (5/2) “516 (The Great Idol Reunion)” – In celebration of the milestone 20th season, “American Idol” greats Ruben Studdard, Scotty McCreery, Jordin Sparks, David Cook, Lauren Alaina, Kris Allen, Maddie Poppe, Laine Hardy, Willie Spence, Caleb Lee Hutchinson, Grace Kinstler, Laci Kaye Booth and additional surprise guests will reunite on the Idol stage for a night of unforgettable performances. “American Idol” airs MONDAY, MAY 2 (8:00-9:01 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (TV-PG, L)
  • Kelly Clarkson was nominated for a Daytime Emmy again for Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host, and her show "The Kelly Clarkson Show" was nominated for Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show.  See the full list!

  • ABC American Idol: 515 (Disney Night) (5/1) “515 (Disney Night)” – The iconic Disney Night tradition continues as “American Idol” returns for a magical night of pixie dust-powered performances and surprise guests live on the “Idol” stage. Award-winning actor and singer Derek Hough will mentor the Top 10 contestants from the Disneyland Resort in California as they prepare to perform beloved Disney tunes in hopes of securing America’s vote. “American Idol” airs LIVE SUNDAY, MAY 1 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (TV-PG, L)
  • ABC American Idol: 516 (The Great Idol Reunion) (5/2) “516 (The Great Idol Reunion)” – In celebration of the milestone 20th season, “American Idol” greats Ruben Studdard, Scotty McCreery, Jordin Sparks, David Cook, Lauren Alaina, Kris Allen, Maddie Poppe, Laine Hardy, Willie Spence, Caleb Lee Hutchinson, Grace Kinstler, Laci Kaye Booth and additional surprise guests will reunite on the Idol stage for a night of unforgettable performances. “American Idol” airs MONDAY, MAY 2 (8:00-9:01 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (TV-PG, L)
  • ABC American Idol: 513 (Top 14) (4/24) “513 (Top 14)” – “American Idol” alum and country music star Gabby Barrett returns to mentor the Top 14 and offer guidance on what it takes to become America’s next superstar. “American Idol” airs LIVE coast to coast SUNDAY, APRIL 24 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (TV-PG, L)

  • ABC American Idol: 514 (Judge’s Song Contest) (4/25) “514 (Judge’s Song Contest)” – For the first time ever, “American Idol” superstar judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie will pick songs for each of the Top 11 to perform. Without knowing which judge offered the suggestion, each contestant will select their favorite song to perform, revealing the winning judge. Emmy® Award-winning host and producer Ryan Seacrest hosts “American Idol,” LIVE coast to coast, MONDAY, APRIL 25 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT/6:00-8:01 p.m. MDT/5:00-7:01 p.m. PDT), on ABC.

  • ABC American Idol: 511 (Season 20’s Top 20) (4/17)  “511 (Season 20’s Top 20)”– The competition heats up as the top 24 “American Idol” hopefuls return to Hollywood for a shocking night of reveals. Last week’s votes are in and season 20’s Top 20, hand-picked by America, will be revealed. All 20 remaining contestants will perform for superstar judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie, and viewers at home will vote once again to determine who will make it to the next round. Emmy® Award-winning host and producer Ryan Seacrest hosts “American Idol,” SUNDAY, APRIL 17 (8:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (TV-PG, L)

  • ABC American Idol: 512 (Top 14 Live Reveal) (4/18) “512 (Top 14 Live Reveal)” – Following the Top 20 reveal, America’s votes will determine which 10 Idol hopefuls will continue on in their musical journey, capping off a night of unforgettable performances. Judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie will choose the additional four singers to join the Top 14. Emmy® Award-winning host and producer Ryan Seacrest hosts “American Idol,” LIVE MONDAY, APRIL 18 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (TV-PG, L)

  •  Interview with  Kelly Clarkson

  • ABC American Idol: 509 (Top 24 at Disney’s Aulani Resort in Hawaii Part #1) (4/10) “509 (Top 24 at Disney’s Aulani Resort in Hawaii Part #1)” – “American Idol” returns to Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa in Ko Olina, Hawaii, to kick off two nights of spectacular performances by the Top 24. Season 10 Idol alum Jimmie Allen serves as a mentor, offering sound advice to aspiring superstars vying for America’s vote, marking the first time overnight voting opens to audiences at home. Season 20 of “American Idol” airs SUNDAY, APRIL 10 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (TV-PG, L)
  • ABC American Idol: 510 (Top 24 at Disney’s Aulani Resort in Hawaii Part #2) (4/11) “510 (Top 24 at Disney’s Aulani Resort in Hawaii Part #2)” – “American Idol” waves aloha to Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa in Ko Olina, Hawaii, wrapping up two nights of incredible Top 24 performances. Pop star Bebe Rexha mentors Idol hopefuls as they belt out unforgettable tunes in hopes of making it through to the next round. Audiences at home will cast their votes, keeping the dream alive for the remaining Top 20, on “American Idol” MONDAY, APRIL 11 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (TV-PG, L)
  • ABC American Idol: 507 (Hollywood Duets Challenge) (4/3) “507 (Hollywood Duets Challenge)” – Hollywood Week continues as fan favorites form dynamic duos and hit the Hollywood stage for the Duets Challenge. Platinum Ticket winners handpick their duet partners and rejoin the competition in hopes of making it through to the next round. Judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie are faced with tough decisions that will determine the fate of this season’s aspiring superstars. Emmy® Award-winning host and producer Ryan Seacrest hosts “American Idol,” SUNDAY, APRIL 3 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (TV-PG, L)

  • ABC American Idol: 508 (Showstopper/Final Judgment) (4/4) “508 (Showstopper/Final Judgment)” – Following a competitive Hollywood Week, the search for the next American Idol continues with the Showstoppers round. Taking the stage for their first time with a band, Idol hopefuls sing their hearts out in their last chance to make it into the coveted Top 24. In the Final Judgment, two pairs of contestants face off in a sing-off with judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie, sealing their fate for the next round. Emmy® Award-winning host and producer Ryan Seacrest hosts “American Idol,” MONDAY, APRIL 4 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (TV-PG, L)
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  • ABC American Idol: 506 (Hollywood Week: Genre Challenge) (3/28) “506 (Hollywood Week: Genre Challenge)” – The search for the next superstar continues as “American Idol” kicks off its iconic Hollywood Week, with some of the most prolific alums in “Idol”’s 20-year history returning to mentor the contestants, including Jordin Sparks, David Cook, Lauren Alaina, Ruben Studdard, Chayce Beckham, Lee DeWyze and Haley Reinhart. Fan favorites from auditions will then take the stage for the Genre Challenge to sing their hearts out and impress judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie in hopes of making it through to the next round. Emmy® Award-winning host and producer Ryan Seacrest hosts “American Idol,” MONDAY, MARCH 28 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (TV-PG, L) Airs again on Tuesday.
  • ABC American Idol: 505A (Auditions) (3/27) “505A (Auditions)” – Season five of “American Idol” continues on ABC, as superstar judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie journey to find America’s next singing sensation, with further auditions across Los Angeles, California; Austin, Texas; and Nashville, Tennessee. The show’s iconic judge auditions will surprise audiences and hopefuls alike with never-before-seen twists. Emmy® Award-winning host and producer Ryan Seacrest hosts “American Idol,” SUNDAY, MARCH 27 (11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. EDT/9:02-10:02 p.m. MDT/8:02-9:02 p.m. PDT), on ABC.
  • ABC American Idol: 502 (Auditions) (3/26) (Rebroadcast. OAD: 3/6/22) “502 (Auditions)” – Season five of “American Idol” continues on ABC as superstar judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie journey to find America’s next singing sensation. Auditions continue across Los Angeles, California; Austin, Texas; and Nashville, Tennessee, where the show’s iconic judge auditions will surprise audiences and hopefuls alike with never-before-seen twists and the second-ever Platinum Ticket winner is revealed. Emmy® Award-winning host and producer Ryan Seacrest is host of “American Idol,” SATURDAY, MARCH 26 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (TV-PG, L)
  • ABC American Idol: 504 (Auditions) (3/20) “504 (Auditions)” – Season five of “American Idol” continues on ABC as superstar judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie journey to find America’s next singing sensation. Auditions continue across Los Angeles, California; Austin, Texas; and Nashville, Tennessee, where the show’s iconic judge auditions will surprise audiences and hopefuls alike with never-before-seen twists. Emmy® Award-winning host and producer Ryan Seacrest hosts “American Idol,” SUNDAY, MARCH 20 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (TV-PG, L)
  • ABC American Idol: 503 (Auditions) (3/13) “503 (Auditions)” – Season five of “American Idol” continues on ABC as superstar judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie journey to find America’s next singing sensation. Auditions continue across Los Angeles, California; Austin, Texas; and Nashville, Tennessee, where the show’s iconic judge auditions will surprise audiences and hopefuls alike with never-before-seen twists. Emmy® Award-winning host and producer Ryan Seacrest hosts “American Idol,” SUNDAY, MARCH 13 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EST), on ABC. (TV-PG, L)
  • ABC American Idol: 502 (Auditions) (3/6) “502 (Auditions)” – Season five of “American Idol” continues on ABC as superstar judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie journey to find America’s next singing sensation. Auditions continue across Los Angeles, California; Austin, Texas; and Nashville, Tennessee, where the show’s iconic judge auditions will surprise audiences and hopefuls alike with never-before-seen twists and the second-ever Platinum Ticket winner is revealed. Emmy® Award-winning host and producer Ryan Seacrest is host of “American Idol,” SUNDAY, MARCH 6 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EST), on ABC. (TV-PG, L)

  • ABC American Idol: SEASON PREMIERE - 501 (Auditions) (2/27) “501 (Auditions)” – “American Idol,” the iconic series that revolutionized the television landscape by pioneering the music competition genre, returns for a fifth season on ABC and historic 20th season overall. Once again, industry forces and superstar judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie will help determine who America will ultimately vote for to become the next singing sensation. This season, viewers will embark on a nationwide search across Nashville, Tennessee, Austin, Texas, and Los Angeles, California, where the show’s iconic judge auditions will surprise audiences and hopefuls alike with never-before-seen twists and a first-ever Platinum ticket winner. Our judges and Emmy® Award-winning host and producer Ryan Seacrest return for season five of “American Idol,” SUNDAY, FEB. 27 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EST), on ABC. (TV-PG, L) Watch episodes on demand and on Hulu the day following their premieres.

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