Winning the title of 2023 American Idol, Iam Tongi closed off the carnivalesque night of this season with celebrations and a slew of blessings. This season faced an abundance of talents, with the Hawaii native reaching the epitome of the same. Following Iam, the runner-ups for 2023 American Idol season 21 are Colin Stough and Megan Danielle.
Season 21 underscored cut-throat competition leaving the judges, Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Ritchie and the audience boggled over who deserves the title the most. The three-hour live event, which aired on ABC on Sunday, May 21, 2023, was filled with some of the most enthralling star-studded performances by Ellie Goulding, Pitbull, Kevin Cronin from REO Speedwagon, followed by many more.
Airing on the ABC television network, American Idol is a singing competition series featuring the aforementioned judges and Ryan Seacrest as the host for its 21st season. The competition kickstarts with a nationwide audition process, followed by a contestant pool narrowed through a series of elimination rounds. Based upon the audience’s votes, a respective contestant reaches the semi-finales, preceded by the grand finale. With American Idol season 21 ending on a note of celebration and blessings for Iam Tongi, all the talented singers have their eyes on American Idol season 22.
Here’s everything we know so far about the same.
Has ABC renewed American Idol for season 22?
All aspiring professional singers, keep a close eye on this one, because just before the season finale, the broadcaster announced on May 21, that American Idol had been renewed for season 22. That being said, this will be the show’s seventh season on ABC. Ever since the network joined hands with American Idol in 2018, the show’s ratings have skyrocketed. The 22nd season is also expected to air across two nights, occupying the primetime slots on both Sunday and Monday.
Per Deadline, “Season 6 has averaged a Sunday audience of 5.2M viewers and a Monday audience of 4.7M. As for the 18-49 demo, Sundays drew around 0.67, while Mondays managed 0.56. That was down slightly from Season 5, which averaged closer to 5.5M viewers and a 0.7 rating across both nights. But overall, American Idol has managed to retain much of its audience between seasons.”
That being said, the long-running singing competition is expected to be back with its 22nd season sometime between January and March 2024 during the broadcast television midseason schedule. As of now, the return of the judges and the host is not confirmed for its 2024 season.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Who is the winner of American Idol season 22?
Congratulations to Hwaiian native, Iam Tongi. Tongi won the title of American Idol season 22.
2. Are American Idol auditions open?
All aspiring singers, be ready to shoot your shot because American Idol online video auditions are now open. You can record a video of yourself singing and send it to the producers. However, virtual auditions and in-person audition dates are not announced as of yet.
3. Where can I watch all the episodes of American Idol?
All the previous episodes of American Idol are available for streaming on Hulu.