There were 23 stops across the country and fans were encouraged to audition online with the official tag, #The Next Idol. Auditions were also held through a livestream platform, a first for wrapped up its 15- season run on Fox in April 2016.
Its March 2018 revival date means it was off the air for a little less than two years."The truth of the matter is the music industry has changed," Perry previously said.
As expected, the singing competition series will air on Sundays, premiering March 11, with the Oscars telecast the previous Sunday serving as a launching pad.
With Ryan Seacrest as host and judge Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie, the new iteration of Auditions began in August, covering 23 cities across the country for its next big superstar.
A second insider adds, “David Foster and Katharine are hooking up and casually dating on the down low.
They are just having fun right now, but they have such a great chemistry and really connect organically on so many levels.
Helping to determine who America will ultimately vote for to become the next singing sensation are music industry forces and superstar judges, Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie.
The “Over It” singer finalized her divorce from Nick Cokas in February 2016, nearly two years after her initial filing.
The original series ran on Fox from 2002 to 2015 and spawned the careers of Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood.