Returns Wednesday, Jan. 16 & Thursday, Jan. 17 at 8 PM on FOX19
Every year, tens of thousands of hopefuls from across the nation audition for a shot at stardom. IDOL Judges Mariah Carey, Randy Jackson, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban are currently traveling across the country in search of the next American Idol.
They narrow down the competitors to a select group of semifinalists who sing their hearts out each week in front of a studio audience and television viewers.
The judges have their say after every performance, but it's the viewing public that determines who will advance to become a finalist and who will go home.
Telephone, text message and online voting begin immediately after each live performance show, and the results are announced during the following night's live broadcast.