Lady K performs on "American Idol" on Sunday, April 17, 2022. (ABC/Christopher Willard)ABC
“American Idol” is continuing with the 13th episode of its 20th season on Monday, April 18 at 8 p.m. The episode is entitled “Top 14 Live Reveal.”
The series features host Ryan Seacrest, as well as recurring judges Katy Perry, Lionel Richie, and Luke Bryan. Bobby Bones will not return this season as the in-house mentor for the show’s contestants.
Here’s the information you’ll need to watch a free live stream of “American Idol” online without cable.
How to watch ‘American Idol’ without cable
If you’re a cord-cutter or don’t have cable, it’s easy to live stream “American Idol” on Fubo TV (free trial) or DIRECTV Stream (free trial).
When is ‘American Idol’ on?
“American Idol” begins its 20th season’s 13th episode on Monday, April 18 at 8 p.m. on ABC. It will be followed by local programming at 11 p.m.
What channel is ABC?
You can use the channel finder on your provider’s website to locate it: Verizon Fios, AT&T U-verse, Comcast Xfinity, Spectrum/Charter, Optimum/Altice, DIRECTV, Dish.
How to watch ‘American Idol’ online on-demand
If you missed an episode of “American Idol” or want to binge watch the series online as it becomes available, look for it on Fubo TV (free trial) or DIRECTV Stream (free trial).
What is ‘American Idol’ about?
According to the official ABC website: The gold standard of all music competition series, American Idol returns for a new season as superstar judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie set out on a journey across the nation to discover a new crop of inspiring talent with a touch of Disney magic on The ABC Television Network. Emmy® Award-winning host and producer Ryan Seacrest, who represents the heart and soul of the show, returns as host of the beloved series to walk with these Idol hopefuls through this adventure toward stardom. When American Idol debuted in the U.S., the series revolutionized television, pioneering the reality-competition genre and holding an unmatched record for being the highest-rated series for nearly a decade. The series also ushered in second-screen audience participation, being the first to introduce text-based and mobile voting. The Idol format has taken on original versions in 53 countries around the world, and American Idol itself has played to a worldwide audience of over 460 million across 53 countries. To date, American Idol has earned 57 Emmy nominations and eight wins, including the prestigious Governors Award in 2016, and its talented discoveries have already won 13 Grammys, two Golden Globes and an Academy Award, among numerous other accolades. American Idol’s profound effect on the music industry is far-reaching and continually growing, launching the careers of superstars Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Hudson, Katharine McPhee, Adam Lambert and Chris Daughtry, among many others. American Idol contestants have sold more than 61 million albums, resulting in more than 47 Platinum records and 95 Gold records. Its participants have generated more than 444 Billboard No. 1 hits and sold more than 257 million digital downloads. American Idol is produced by Fremantle and Industrial Media’s 19 Entertainment. Executive producers include Fremantle’s Trish Kinane, also serving as showrunner, Jennifer Mullin and Megan Wolflick, with Eli Holzman and Aaron Saidman serving as executive producers for 19 Entertainment. Fremantle distributes the series worldwide.
Here’s a look at “American Idol,” courtesy of the ABC official YouTube channel:
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