‘Idol’ Returns to Disney’s Aulani This Weekend

American Idol Crew
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American Idol, which airs on ABC, will return to Aulani, A Disney Resort and Spa this Sunday, April 16 and Monday, April 17 to watch the top 26 remaining contestants battle it out. The show is in its 21st season and this is the second season the competition will be taking competitors to Hawaii. Instead of taking just 24 contestants on the trip, this season they decided to take 26.

See their reactions in the tweet below!

While singing and musical ability are always center stage in American Idol, the Aulani trip gives the competitors a chance to relax for all their hard work and enjoy the tropical Disney fun the Resort and Spa has to offer. As the parent company of ABC, Disney also gets some shameless publicity for the lesser known Disney destination.

Contestants and viewers alike will get to explore what the Aulani Resort and Spa has to offer. Expect to see some fabulous Disney dining experiences and some high-profile character meet and greets.  You’ll also get a peek at the Rainbow Reef snorkeling lagoon and the Waikolohe Valley pool area.

American Idol Crew


Obviously expect some tight competition as well! The performers will sing on the beach in front of a live audience. Celebrity American Idol judges Katy Perry, Luke Bryan, and Lionel Richie will have their work cut out for them.

To mentor the contestants for their Hawaiian showcases, two more celebrities have been called in. Noah Cyrus, American singer, actress, and younger sister of Disney Alum Miley Cyrus will be coaching singers for their big moments. Allen Stone, another American singer, will be coaching as well.

Noah Cyrus Allen Stone


Aulani, A Disney Resort and Spa seems like a pretty solid prize even if an idol hopeful doesn’t end up winning it all, considering that 25 of them won’t. The beaches and Mickey Mouse make ABC’s American Idol audition process and Hollywood Week seem so worth it!

Tune in to ABC at 8/7c this Sunday and Monday night to see Ryan Seacrest and the rest of the American Idol crew do their thing at Aulani!

About Lana Porter

Lana has never lost a Disney Trivia night. Maybe it’s the hundreds of times she’s been to Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, her love for Disney’s ’90’s era hand-animated musicals, or the fact that she’s often likened to cartoon characters, but Disney and its magic have a special place in her heart. Her favorite Disney experiences include the EPCOT Food and Wine Festival, eating Mickey Bars on the PeopleMover, and crying during the Magic Kingdom fireworks show. One day she hopes to be chosen as the rebel spy on Star Tours. When Lana isn’t Park Hopping, she’s at home reading books of all topics, watching her favs on Disney+, or snuggling her two cats, which she swears are not named after Disney characters. She loves surprising people with her knowledge of the Marvel Cinematic Universe but admits she is still catching up with Star Wars. She is happy to combine her excitement for writing with her love for Disney-style storytelling and share what she can with the world!