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ABC’s ‘American Idol’ To Kick Off America’s Vote Live During the ‘2017 American Music Awards
AMERICAN IDOL - ABC's "American Idol" judges Lionel Richie, Katy Perry and Luke Bryan with host Ryan Seacrest. (ABC/Eric Liebowitz)

ABC’s ‘American Idol’ To Kick Off America’s Vote Live During the ‘2017 American Music Awards

In anticipation of the debut of “American Idol” at its new home on ABC, America will have the chance to vote an Idol hopeful through to Hollywood ahead of the season premiere. It all kicks off, live, during the “2017 American Music Awards” on SUNDAY, NOV. 19 (8:00-11:00 p.m. EST). The news was announced today on ABC’s “Good Morning America.”

Idol’s all-star panel of judges including Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie, have traveled the country in search of America’s next superstar. For some lucky auditionees who nearly made the cut, the journey isn’t over. Bryan, Perry and Richie will select singers to re-audition for a second chance at the competition. Their audition videos will be broadcast live during the “2017 American Music Awards,” and viewers will then have the opportunity to vote for their favorite singer by visiting www.americanidol.com/vote. The singer who receives the most votes will receive a Golden Ticket to Hollywood and will be revealed by Lionel Richie, live, during a special appearance on “Dancing with the Stars,” Monday, Nov. 20.

“American Idol” is set to premiere on Sunday, Mar. 11, on The ABC Television Network. Emmy®-winning host and producer Ryan Seacrest will return as host of the beloved music competition series.

“American Idol” is produced by FremantleMedia North America and 19 Entertainment, a division of CORE Media Group. Executive producers include FremantleMedia North America’s Trish Kinane and Jennifer Mullin along with co-executive producer, Megan Wolflick. FremantleMedia International distributes the series worldwide.

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