If by February, you still aren’t able to go out to a restaurant and have a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner, then tune into the premiere of American Idol instead.
The show returns to ABC for its new season on February 14, 2021 — earlier than in the past few years. Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie are all returning as judges, albeit on socially-distanced sets. Ryan Seacrest is also returning as the host.
Last season’s show — which crowned New York singer Just Sam as the winner — was forced to switch to at-home performances and remote judging as the COVID-19 pandemic shut down most live TV productions.
By Andrea Dresdale
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