ABC to air American Idol special episode

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On the heels of last night’s incredible performances and reveal of the remaining Idol contestants, ABC will air American Idol: Meet Your Finalists, a two-hour American Idol special episode. The special will take a deep dive into each finalist’s journey on American Idol thus far, highlighting new, never-before-seen songs, stories, performances and footage from American Idol, as well as revisiting favorite moments from this season.

America will have a chance to get to know each finalist individually as they share their stories in hopes of capturing America’s heart and future vote on Monday, April 22 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EDT/5:00-7:00 p.m. PDT), on The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand. Live performance shows and voting will resume with an all-new episode on Sunday, April 28.

Following a nationwide search for talent, American Idol’s crop of hopefuls continue to fight for their shot at super-stardom. Helping to find the next singing sensation are music industry legends and all-star judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie. Emmy® 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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