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What the New ‘American Idol' Platinum Ticket Actually Does for a Contestant

6 days ago   |   By The Wrap

Golden tickets are so Season 19. On the upcoming 20th season of ABC's “American Idol,” nine platinum tickets - three in Nashville, Tennessee, three in Austin, Texas and three in Los Angeles, California - were given out during the popular audition rounds. But what do those actually do for a contestant? We got some details on Wednesday during the show's Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour panel.
As judge Katy Perry explained: “This ticket gives them the ability to go to Hollywood Week, which we've already filmed and was so rigorous and survival of the fittest, and they get to...
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‘American Idol': ABC Talent Contest Teases Alums To Replace Bobby Bones, Aims For Studio Audience

6 days ago   |   By Deadline

American Idol isn't planning to replace mentor Bobby Bones directly and will instead lean on a number of alums of the talent contest. Bones revealed last week earlier this year that he would not be starring in season 20 of the ABC as a result of a conflict with another show. Instead, showrunner and exec...
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