‘American Idol’ Is Not Airing Tonight – Find Out Why


American Idol fans anxiously awaiting the airing of more auditions will be disappointed to find out that they will have to wait another week.

Season 22 of American Idol premiered February 18, 2024, and has been airing auditions every Sunday since. Unfortunately the reality singing competition won’t be airing a Sunday March 10 due to the broadcast of the 96th Academy Awards.


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The previous three weeks of Idol auditions has given us memorable performances from hopefuls from every genre, including platinum ticket winners Odell Bunton Jr. and Abi Carter. One of the most talked about auditions came from Emmy Russell, granddaughter of country music royalty, Loretta Lynn.

Fans are excited to see how all of the artists lucky enough to earn a coveted golden ticket will fare in the weeks to come. The wait will be a short one as the show is scheduled to return to tv March 17.


With only two audition episodes left to air, viewers can start counting down the days until Hollywood Week performances air on March 31. The Top 24 artists who survive Hollywood Week will go to Hawaii where America will get to cast votes for their favorites for the first time. Country star Jelly Roll and singer-songwriter Tori Kelly will mentor this season’s contestants during Hollywood Week.

The show will then return to Los Angeles for live performances where hopefuls will face elimination each week until a new winner is crowned on May 12.

Season 22 of American Idol has been jam-packed with incredible auditions so far. From Emmy Russell and Emery Robbins to Triston Harper and Mia Mikana Matthews, there is no shortage of country-leaning artists to root for in coming weeks. See a few of our favorite auditions so far in the videos below.