It's the 18th season of American Idol! Do your favorites have what it takes to win a parade down Main Street USA and launching a professional career in music? This is the third season to air on ABC with Katy Pery, Lionel Richie and Luke Brian as the judges, with Ryan Seacrest returning as host and Bobby Bones as mentor. Despite following the same basic formula since inception, this season, taping was suspended after the Top 20 were selected, and the contestants were sent home due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. After a quick retooling, Idol returned to complete the season with home-streamed performances by the contestants.