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ABC Finally Announces a Premiere Date for 'American Idol' Season 4 — Check Out the Details

Joe Akins
Nov 11, 2020
07:49 A.M.
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Reality singing show “American Idol” is set to premiere early next year, and fans can barely wait. The big news was announced in a recent post shared on Instagram.


ABC has announced a premiere date for “American Idol” Season 4, and fans could barely contain their excitement over the news.

The announcement was made in an Instagram post shared by “American Idol's” official Instagram page. The post featured a colorful promotional banner for the singing competition show.

Lionel Richie, Katy Perry, and Luke Bryan on the set of "American Idol" season 3. Image uploaded on November 08, 2019 | Photo: Getty Images


On the banner was a group picture of judges, Katy Perry, Lionel Richie, Luke Bryan, show mentor Bobby Bones, and the host, Ryan Seacrest.

The clip was shared alongside a caption reveal that season four is slated to air in 2021. The caption then went on to reveal the big date. It read:

“A new season of #AmericanIdol premieres February 14 on ABC! #TheNextIdol.”


The announcement was met with positive reactions from fans and followers who trooped to the comments section to share their excitement.

While many fans noted that they could not wait, others said they were happy to see their favorite judges return to the show.

“American Idol” was confirmed for a fourth season in May before the Season 3 finale.


While speaking about the upcoming season, Karey Burke, president of ABC Entertainment, reportedly said the network was confident about bringing Bryan, Perry, Richie, and Seacrest back for the fourth season.

Though the show is slated to start next year, auditions were conducted between August 10 and October 28. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, auditions were conducted virtually this year.


This is different from previous seasons where contestants were required to travel down for physical blind auditions, which would determine whether they would proceed to the next level of the show.

“American Idol” was confirmed for a fourth season in May before the Season 3 finale, which saw 21-year-old contestant Just Sam crowned winner.


“American Idol” is not the only ABC show expected to return next year. The network has also announced premiere dates for other reality shows such as ‘The Bachelor,” “Celebrity Wheel of Fortune,” and “The Chase,” which are all slated to return early 2021.

2020 might have been packed with a lot of uncertainty, but there is no doubt that fans are getting a good start next year as they are treated to sizzling reality entertainment