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!
— American Idol (@AmericanIdol) April 11, 2023
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.
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.
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!