THE JOURNEY TO FIND THE NEXT SUPERSTAR CONTINUES
AS 12 OF THE TOP 24 CONTESTANTS PERFORM SOLOS,
THIS WEEK ON ABC'S 'AMERICAN IDOL'
Bobby Bones Serves as Mentor to the Top 24 Contestants
"109 (Top 24 Solos)" - As the pool has been narrowed to the top 24 contestants, 12 of the top 24 finalists perform solos at Academy LA in Hollywood during this week in the competition, as the search for America's next superstar continues on its new home on America's network, The ABC Television Network, SUNDAY, APRIL 8 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EDT), streaming and on demand. Nationally-syndicated host of iHeartMedia's "The Bobby Bones Show" and New York Times best-selling author Bobby Bones joins the show as a mentor for the top 24 contestants, meeting with each contender and helping them to reach the next level in their artistry and performances.
Performing during this episode are contestants:
· Brandon Diaz
· Cade Foehner
· Catie Turner
· Dennis Lorenzo
· Gabby Barrett
· Jonny Brenns
· Kay Kay
· Layla Spring
· Michael J. Woodard
· Michelle Sussett
· Trevor McBane
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. Emmy(R) Award-winning host and producer Ryan Seacrest returns as host of the beloved series.
"American Idol" is produced by FremantleMedia North America and CORE Media Group's 19 Entertainment. Executive producers include FremantleMedia North America's Trish Kinane and Jennifer Mullin, along with executive producer Phil McIntyre representing CORE Media. FremantleMedia International distributes the series worldwide.
"American Idol" is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound. This program carries a TV-PG, L parental guideline.
The official "American Idol" app is available on iOS and Android devices. Using the app, fans can play along with the show in real time guessing which contestants will go to the next round, "IDOLize" their selfies with "American Idol" filters and stickers, answer trivia questions and track what's trending with judges, contestants and fans. Later this season, fans can vote for their favorite contestants on the app, as well as on AmericanIdol.com/vote or via text.