American Idol 2022 Is Back

On Sunday, American Idol aired its 20th season premiere

Now, American Idol airs on ABC

Its judging panel is made up of actual singers Katy Perry, Lionel Richie, and Luke Bryan

Fans will recall that the show's early season was often hailed as a mockery of failed auditors.

Ryan Seacrest is still the host, a perpetually smiling mannequin-come-to-life that is essential to the Idol DNA

The theme of the 20th anniversary season is “A Moment Like This,” inspired by the  Kelly Clarkson ballad of the same name

The Season 20 premiere of the reality-singing competition ended with an emotional ballad dedicated to Black victims of police brutality

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