See A Sneak Peek Of The Next Season Of ‘American Idol’

The countdown to the next season of American Idol is on and ABC is giving fans a taste of what’s…


Lauren Jo Black

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December 17, 2019


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Bobby Bone, Ryan Seacrest, Lionel Richie, Kay Perry, Luke Bryan; Photo by ABC/Eric McCandless

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The countdown to the next season of American Idol is on and ABC is giving fans a taste of what’s to come with a sneak peek video clip.

The just-released season preview features Idol judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie, as well as in-house mentor Bobby Bones and longtime host Ryan Seacrest, intermixed with clips of next season’s Idol hopefuls.

Bryan has a new approach for the next season, assuring viewers he plans to be “a little more frank, a little more real” during the upcoming season. In the clip, the country superstar is shown turning down a number of contestants, proving he means business.

The preview also tugs at the heartstrings a bit, highlighting the emotional backstories of several contestants.

Check out the video above for a sneak peek at the upcoming third season of American Idol on ABC.

The season premiere is set for Sunday, February 16, 2020.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.