American Idol Season 18
S18 E01Feb 17, 2020
Auditions, Part 1 Feb 17, 2020 Viewers embark on a journey across Savannah GA, Milwaukee WI, Washington D.C., Los Angeles CA, and Sunriver OR, where the show’s auditions provide never-before-seen twists. Those auditioning include a subway performer from Harlem who gives one of the most emotional auditions in Idol history, a garbage collector with no experience who warms up in the streets of Savannah with the help of Ryan Seacrest, and a hopeless romantic who encounters her own fairy tale twist during her audition as she sings from the heart.
S18 E02Feb 24, 2020
Auditions, Part 2 Feb 24, 2020 In Savannah, the judges take to the streets as one Idol hopeful sings for her life, while the Philadelphia Eagles cheer team visits the D.C. auditions as one of their own goes in front of the judges. In Los Angeles, another hopeful unleashes her love for sardines with an original song. An emergency in Sunriver results in a visit from local firefighters who save the day, then celebrate with a victory song alongside the judges. Plus, more heartfelt stories and extraordinary voices from across the nation are unveiled as singers vie for their spot in Hollywood.
S18 E03Mar 2, 2020
Auditions, Part 3 Mar 2, 2020 This week’s episode sees a determined hopeful defy the odds for a chance to audition in front of the judges, resulting in an Idol first. Then, a fan favorite from season one returns for another chance to wow the judges, while another hopeful’s great-grandmother fulfills her lifelong dream of meeting Lionel Richie.
S18 E04Mar 9, 2020
Auditions, Part 4 Mar 9, 2020 Idol heads to Savannah GA, Milwaukee WI, Washington D.C., Los Angeles CA, and Sunriver OR as the search for America’s next superstar continues.
S18 E05Mar 16, 2020
Auditions, Part 5 Mar 16, 2020 Auditions across Savannah GA, Milwaukee WI, Washington D.C., Los Angeles CA, and Sunriver OR come to an end with the final search for America’s next superstar.
S18 E06Mar 17, 2020
Hollywood Week-Genre Challenge Mar 17, 2020 Contestants head to Hollywood to perform a song in a genre of their choice.
S18 E07Mar 23, 2020
Hollywood Week-Duets Mar 23, 2020 The contestants pick just one partner for a duet group round. One pair’s tensions run high as they can’t agree on a song. Sparks fly with another pair. Two pop divas come together for a powerful rendition of a Celine Dion song. One pop vocalist and country singer team up to wow the judges with their unexpected harmony.
S18 E08Mar 24, 2020
Hollywood Week-Solos Mar 24, 2020 Hollywood Week wraps up with with solo performances. One contestant experiences an unprecedented medical emergency. Will one couple’s love survive the latest elimination?
S18 E09Mar 30, 2020
Hawaii Showcase And Final Judgement, Part 1 Mar 30, 2020 The Top 40 contestants go to Hawaii to soak up the sun and sing to impress the judges in a concert on the beach before awaiting their Final Judgement for a spot in the coveted Top 20.
S18 E10Apr 6, 2020
Hawaii Showcase And Final Judgement, Part 2 Apr 6, 2020 The Top 40 contestants perform in a concert before awaiting their final judgment for a spot in the coveted top 20. Watch a shocking first-ever twist in the show’s history for two contestants.
S18 E11Apr 13, 2020
American Idol This Is Me, Part 1 Apr 13, 2020 Before America gears up to vote for the Top 20 finalists, Idol delves deeper into the lives of the Top 21 contestants as they share their journey so far with stories along the way and all-new spectacular, never-before-seen performances.
S18 E12Apr 20, 2020
American Idol This Is Me, Part 2 Apr 20, 2020 A deeper look into the lives of the top 21 contestants, featuring never-before-seen performances.
S18 E13Apr 27, 2020
On With The Show-The Top 20 Sing For Your Vote Apr 27, 2020 Top 20 perform for a spot in the Top 10. The judges, host, in-house mentor, and contestants all participate from different locations.
S18 E14May 4, 2020
On With The Show-Homeward Bound May 4, 2020 Find out who America voted into the Top 10 and whether or not judges choose to use their only save of the season. In this home-themed episode, the judges team up with friends and industry heavyweights to give the finalists a masterclass on what it takes to be a superstar. Plus, Phillip Phillips returns to the Idol stage remotely to open the show with an acoustic performance of his bestselling hit song, “Home.”
S18 E15May 11, 2020
On With The Show-Disney/Mothers Day May 11, 2020 The remaining finalists perform 2 songs each: one from the Disney songbook and one dedicated to the mother figures in their lives. Laine Hardy returns to perform “Life is a Highway.”
S18 E16May 18, 2020
On With The Show-Grand Finale May 18, 2020 The top 5 each perform a song that celebrates their Idol journey and a previously performed song. America’s real-time vote determines the winner. Special performances from music legends, including a performance of “We Are the World.”