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‘American Idol’ Has Officially Been Renewed for Season 22

Lionel Richie, Katy Perry, Ryan Seacrest, and Luke Bryan on 'American Idol'ABC/Eric McCandless

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American Idol has officially been renewed for Season 22 on ABC. The long-running singing competition show will be back with a whole new group of aspiring musicians. However, the judging panel has yet to be confirmed.

American Idol Renewed for Season 22 on ABC

Variety reports that American Idol is one of nine shows that were recently renewed on ABC. This will be the show’s seventh season on ABC, and the 22nd season overall. According to Variety, Idol is ABC’s No. 1 series this season in total viewers.

The show’s official Instagram account shared the renewal news on Tuesday morning, writing, “Get ready to sing along with us for another season!” Fans made sure to voice their opinions on what the show should change moving forward.

User @riptide42 requested that the show go back to overnight voting, with one singer being eliminated at a time instead of several at once. Meanwhile, other users requested that the show change up the judging panel.

Katy Perry, Lionel Richie, and Luke Bryan have been judges on the show since it moved to ABC. Is it time to change things up, or will the same panel return for Season 22?


The Season 21 Finale Will Air This Sunday

American Idol is currently gearing up for the Season 21 finale, which will air this Sunday night on ABC. The Top 3 singers were recently announced to be Megan Danielle, Colin Stough, and Iam Tongi. One of them will be announced as the winner.

This season’s talent has been amazing, leading to some pretty shocking eliminations. That includes Sunday’s elimination of former The Voice star Wé Ani on Disney Night. Many fans believe she was robbed of a spot in the Top 3.

Who are you rooting for to win Season 21? Do you want American Idol to make any changes in the new season? Let us know in the comments below.

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