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AMERICAN IDOL
Air Date: Saturday, May 11, 2019
Time Slot: 8:00 PM-10:00 PM EST on ABC
Episode Title: (#216) "216 (Woodstock and Show Stoppers)" (Repeat)
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'AMERICAN IDOL' FINALISTS PERFORM INSPIRATIONAL 'SHOWSTOPPER' SONGS TO WIN OVER THE HEARTS OF AMERICA

Lauren Daigle Returns to Idol as Celebrity Guest Mentor

"216 (Woodstock and Show Stoppers)" - The stakes are high as the remaining "American Idol" finalists sing their hearts out in hopes of winning America's vote and advancing to the next phase of the competition. In this episode, each contestant will perform one inspirationally powerful "showstopper" song, with the help of former Idol hopeful and now GRAMMY(R) Award-winning artist, Lauren Daigle, who serves as celebrity guest mentor. Each finalist will also take on a song performed at the famed Woodstock music festival in 1969, which remains one of the most historic moments in popular music history. Sunday night's show will be the final opportunity for the judges to use their coveted save on one contestant this season. Last season's second runner-up and powerhouse vocalist, Gabby Barrett, returns to the Idol stage to perform her latest song, "I Hope," claiming her the No. 1 spot on Radio Disney Country's Top 50 Chart and continuing to rise to the Top 3 on SiriusXM's "The Highway." The journey to find the next superstar continues SATURDAY, MAY 11 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand. (Rebroadcast. OAD: 5/5/19)

Helping to determine the next singing sensation are music industry legends and all-star judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie. Emmy(R) Award-winning host and producer Ryan Seacrest hosts the beloved series, and famed multimedia personality Bobby Bones acts as in-house mentor.

"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, Megan Wolflick and Industrial Media's Chris Anokute. Fremantle distributes the series worldwide.

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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