American Idol Film Showcase Rounds at Disney’s Aulani Resort

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ABC’s “American Idol”  will be heading to Hawaii to film at Disney’s Aulani Resort and Spa in Ko Olina. Ryan Seacrest announced on his live radio show, “On Air with Ryan Seacrest,” the show will be heading to Hawaii to film its showcase rounds this season.

Disney's Aulani Resort

The news was made just as current “American Idol” winner, Maddie Poppe, and runner-up Caleb Lee Hutchinson, were enjoying their award trip at Aulani Resort.  They were each awarded a trip to Aulani Resort during last year’s season finale.

And if you haven’t already heard, “American Idol,” one of television’s most widely recognized music competition series, will be back for its second season on ABC, premiering Sunday, March 3, at 8 p.m. EST. Ryan, who has been with the franchise since its inception in 2002, will return as host, and this year the returning judges, music legends Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie, will be joined by radio DJ, comedian and best-selling author Bobby Bones, who joins as the show’s official in-house mentor! Yes, that Bobby Bones who recently won Season 27 of ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars!”

American Idol is heading back to ABC for a second season — and on Wednesday (Dec. 12), the long-running show revealed when it will be back in our homes: Sunday, March 3 at 8 p.m. Idol released the news via a video featuring the returning judges. “Do you know where you’re going to be on March 3?” asks judge Katy Perry. “I know where I’m going to be on March 3,” replies country star Luke Bryan. “Me too,” adds third judge Lionel Richie. “You know, I’m going to be watching American Idol on ABC.”

Perry shared the same video on her own Twitter account, adding, “When we started Idol last year, Luke Bryan, Lionel Richie, and I wondered if there were any diamonds left in the rough. We continue to be blown away with the talent.”

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Heather Adamczak