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AMERICAN IDOL
Air Date: Sunday, April 29, 2018
Time Slot: 8:00 PM-10:01 PM EST on ABC
Episode Title: (#115) "115 (Top 10 - Disney Night)"
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THE JOURNEY TO FIND THE NEXT SUPERSTAR CONTINUES WITH DISNEY NIGHT AS THE TOP 10 PERFORM LIVE COAST TO COAST, THIS WEEK ON ABC'S 'AMERICAN IDOL'

Sunday Will Mark the First-Ever Coast-to-Coast Simul-Vote

Katy Perry Performs With the Top 10 at Disneyland Parks and Resorts

Idina Menzel Serves as Mentor to the Top 10 Contestants

"115 (Top 10 - Disney Night)" - "American Idol" heads to the happiest place on earth, Disneyland Parks and Resorts, then returns to the Idol stage with a sprinkle of magic to perform fan-favorite Disney songs, as the search for America's next superstar continues on its new home on America's network, The ABC Television Network, SUNDAY, APRIL 29 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT/5:00-7:01 p.m. PDT), streaming and on demand.

For the first time in the history of American television, a reality-competition series will allow viewers to watch and vote from coast to coast simultaneously, as "American Idol" is simulcast in all time zones across the country over a three-week span, starting Sunday, April 29 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT/5:00-7:01 p.m. PDT), on The ABC Television Network. Viewers will be able to vote by text, via AmericanIdol.com/vote and on the "American Idol" during this time period. Results will be revealed at the end of each show in real time, across all time zones. During this three-week span, these episodes will be rebroadcast during their normal time slot on Sundays at 8:00-10:01 p.m. PDT.

In this episode, the remaining contestants head south to Anaheim, California, to Disneyland Resort to celebrate making it to the Top 10 and prepare for next week's performances. Katy Perry performs a timeless Disney song in front of Disneyland Park's Sleeping Beauty Castle, accompanied by the Top 10. The Top 10 contestants are joined by Tony Award(R)-winning Broadway legend Idina Menzel, who offers up her expertise as mentor for the Idol finalists for their Disney performances.

Back onstage in Los Angeles, the Top 10 contestants perform fan-favorite Disney songs, in hopes of winning over America's heart and being voted through to the next round. D Cappella, Disney's new a cappella singing sensation, will make its debut appearance on "American Idol," singing classic Disney songs throughout the show. At the end of the night, three Idol hopefuls will be eliminated and the Top 7 finalists will be revealed.

The Top 10 finalists and their Disney Night songs include:

· Ada Vox - "Circle of Life" from "The Lion King"

· Cade Foehner - "Kiss the Girl" from "The Little Mermaid"

· Caleb Lee Hutchinson - "You've Got a Friend in Me" from "Toy Story"

· Catie Turner - "Once Upon a Dream" from "Sleeping Beauty"

· Dennis Lorenzo - "Can You Feel the Love Tonight" from "The Lion King"

· Gabby Barrett - "Colors of the Wind" from "Pocahontas"

· Jurnee - "How Far I'll Go" from "Moana"

· Maddie Poppe - "The Bare Necessities" from "The Jungle Book"

· Michael J. Woodard - "Beauty and the Beast" from "Beauty and the Beast"

· Michelle Sussett - "Remember Me" from "Coco"

Helping America determine who will become the next singing sensation are music industry forces and superstar judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie, with Emmy(R) Award-winning Ryan Seacrest returning as host.

"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 vote for their favorite contestants, as well as on AmericanIdol.com/vote or via text. Fans can also use the app to "IDOLize" their selfies with "American Idol" filters and stickers, and track what's trending with judges, contestants and fans.

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AMERICAN IDOL (ABC)
Returns in Midseason 2020 (Exact Date TBA)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
6/11/02 - ???
STATUS:
returning in 2019/2020 (date TBA)
TIME SLOT:
not on the schedule
CURRENT SEASON:
18 (??? episodes)
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ADDITIONAL NOTES:
renewed through the 2019-20 season (the show's 18th) on 5/13/19
DESCRIPTION:
(from ABC's press release, February 2019) Last summer, the "American Idol" bus visited 24 cities across the nation in search of a superstar. As previously announced, viewers at home will be able to follow the inspiring journey starting SUNDAY, MARCH 3 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EST), on The ABC Television Network, when the first crop of Idol hopefuls audition for their shot at a ticket to Hollywood. The cross-country audition tour will move forward with an all-new episode on WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EST), rounding out a talent-filled premiere week. New episodes will continue on Sunday, starting MARCH 10 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), and adds Mondays for five consecutive weeks, starting MARCH 18 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EDT). "American Idol" is returning to The ABC Television Network after first making its return to airwaves as the No. 1 reality show launch for its inaugural season on the network during the 2017-2018 season. Helping to find the next singing sensation are music industry legends and all-star judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie. Emmy(R)-winning producer Ryan Seacrest will also return as host, and famed multimedia personality Bobby Bones will take on the role of in-house mentor.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Katy Perry as Judge (Season 16- )
· Lionel Richie as Judge (Season 16- )
· Luke Bryan as Judge (Season 16- )
· Ryan Seacrest as Host
RECURRING/PREVIOUS CAST INFORMATION:
· Brian Dunkleman as Host (Season 1)
· Ellen DeGeneres as Judge (Season 9)
· Harry Connick, Jr. as Judge (Season 13-15)
· Jennifer Lopez as Judge (Season 10-11, 13-15)
· Kara DioGuardi as Judge (Season 8-9)
· Keith Urban as Judge (Season 12-15)
· Mariah Carey as Judge (Season 12)
· Nicki Minaj as Judge (Season 12)
· Paula Abdul as Judge (Season 1-8)
· Randy Jackson as Judge (Season 1-12)
· Simon Cowell as Judge (Season 1-9)
· Steven Tyler as Judge (Season 10-11)
CREW INFORMATION:
· Chris Anokute as EP
· Jennifer Mullin as EP
· Megan Wolflick as EP
· Trish Kinane as EP
GENRE(S):
· reality (all)
· reality (competition)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· 19 Entertainment
· FremantleMedia North America