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Katy Perry and Judges Transform into 'Wizard of Oz' Characters in 'American Idol' Season 22 Teaser

American Idol is set to return for a new season in 2024, with the beloved singing competition making a comeback.
ABC announced that Katy Perry, Lionel Richie, and Luke Bryan will be returning as judges for American Idol season 22, marking their 7th season as Idol judges.
American Idol season 22 is scheduled to premiere on February 18, 2024, continuing the tradition of premiering in February or March every year since ABC picked up the series.
Ryan Seacrest is confirmed to return as the host of American Idol for the upcoming season, marking his continuous role as the host since the show's premiere in 2002.
Ryan Seacrest will also be taking on the role of the host for Wheel of Fortune beginning in 2024, showcasing his versatility and expanding his hosting duties.
Iam Tongi, the winner of American Idol season 21, has achieved success with his first No. 1 song and has embarked on his first tour, with plans for more shows in the future.
Auditions for American Idol season 22 began with Idol Across America, providing the opportunity for hopefuls to showcase their talents and proceed to the judge audition round.
The First 700 event marked the kickoff of auditions for American Idol season 22, with contenders auditioning under their genre for the first time in Idol Across America history.