Posted: 12:45 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014
By Nicole Pomarico
It’s finally here, you guys! American Idol returns tonight (January 15) with a two-hour premiere that promises to have all the reality music magic we could hope for (and probably physically handle).
To kick off this latest tour of the United States we’ll be seeing the likes of Boston and Salt Lake City as well as scenic San Francisco and Hotlanta.
Joining us on this year’s journey is brand new judge Harry Connick Jr. Our make-believe husband joins in on the judging fun with fellow superstars Jennifer Lopez and Keith Urban, who know their way around a golden ticket. Ryan Seacrest might also pop up occasionally. He has a tendency to do that.
After 12 previous seasons of American Idol auditions we have a pretty good idea of what to expect from tonight’s festivities: plenty of musical duds, more than a fair share of loonies, and, maybe if we’re lucky, a few stars shining through the crazy. Granted, this is the first of five nights of auditions this year so we doubt Fox will show us too big a hit anytime soon.
Check back here during the show for our recap of the latest and greatest Idol action. The expedition to find America’s next superstar begins 8 p.m. on Fox.