The upcoming season promises a mix of memories, talent, and surprises, with familiar faces returning. 

Katy Perry, Lionel Richie, and Luke Bryan, set to judge for the seventh season, joined when ABC brought back the series in 2016. 

In a surprising talk on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!," Katy Perry shared that Season 22 would be her last as a judge, expressing a deep connection to 'Idol.' 

Excitement builds as 'American Idol' Season 22 is set to premiere on February 18, 2024, keeping its usual February or March start since moving to ABC. 

Fans celebrate as the famous host, Ryan Seacrest, confirms his return, marking another season since the show's start in 2002. 

Season 22 mentors Jelly Roll and Tori Kelly will guide contestants and showcase their talents at Aulani: A Disney Resort & Spa.

A big moment as Tori Kelly comes back, leaving her mark during Hollywood Week in Season 9 at just 18 years old. 

The search for the next 'American Idol' began in August 2023 with Idol Across America, allowing contestants to show talents virtually. 

Fans eagerly await the February 18, 2024 premiere, expecting a mix of seasoned judging, fresh talent, and the magic 'American Idol' is known for. 

Season 22 offers a playful "Wizard of Oz"-themed adventure, adding a touch of magic to the upcoming episodes and captivating audiences. 

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