It looks like ABC has managed seal the deal on an agreement that gets them the rights to “American Idol”. With this agreement, American Idol will return for a 2017-2018 season. This is excited after the series ended on Fox a couple of years ago. It has also been released that auditions are expected to definitely take place at Walt Disney World. There are also rumblings that the auditions could be at Disneyland in California as well. There is no word yet on when the auditions are expected to begin at Walt Disney World or where the auditions will be located. The location for The American Idol Experience attraction that used to be at Walt Disney World was located at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, which is also now the location where the Frozen sing-a-long show is performed each day. It seems likely that American Idol may find it’s way back to Disney’s Hollywood Studios since it makes the most sense there.
As far as the show goes, we know that it will be aired on ABC. We don’t know yet who the judges will be and if any previous judges will return. We also don’t know yet if Ryan Seacrest, the host for every seasons of American Idol since the beginning, will make a return to host the new version of the show. We will definitely update our readers as soon as we hear more details.
What do you all think about American Idol’s return and the return of auditions to Walt Disney World?