‘American Idol’ Aims to Discover their Next Superstar Without Mentor Bobby Bones

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The American Idol judges are ready to discover their next superstar. In a new promo video to celebrate the upcoming season, host Ryan Seacrest joined Katy Perry, Luke Bryan, and Lionel Richie to have some fun. The landmark Season 20 will premiere on February 27.


“I can’t believe we are about to begin the 20th year of American Idol,” Richie says in the opening of the video.

In the promo, Richie, Perry, and Bryan each reimagine a life in which they were never “discovered.” Through some of their most iconic songs, the stars live out their simple lives. Perry’s “Firework,” Bryan’s “One Margarita,” and Richie’s “Hello” play during the fantasy scenes.

American Idol Season 20 to Premiere February 27 With Some Changes

Although this is technically Season 5 for American Idol on ABC, fans have not forgotten that the hit show originally started on Fox in 2002. The show quickly revolutionized the music industry showing how music talent could be discovered.


From Season 1 winner Kelly Clarkson to Season 19 winner Chayce Beckham, Idol has been the major platform to launch aspiring singers’ music careers.

“We were all given our shot, now it is time to give it to somebody else,” Seacrest said in the video.

Discovery is the theme in the quick instagram clip, and it seems as though it will be the theme of the new season. With new talent shows constantly produced, the Idol team is trying to stay in front of the pack.


American Idol fans will notice this season that in-house mentor, Bobby Bones will not be a part of Season 20. After four seasons, Bones revealed that due to scheduling conflicts he decided not to return.

Fans will have to wait and see if the show will bring in a new mentor to replace Bones and give the show yet another new life.

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