Season 20 of “American Idol” is set to welcome new contestants who will fight to reach the top after overcoming various obstacles along the way. The big daddy of reality shows will air on ABC marking his fifth year for the network. It aired earlier on Fox for 15 seasons.
The judges, namely Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and singer Lionel Richie, will return to their respective seats for the big responsibility. Ryan Seacrest, who is the only original alum remaining on the show from the first season, will once again take over the show’s hosting duties. With a minor change, mentor Bobby Bones will not be seen in the final season due to other priorities. A tentative list of contestants for Season 20 has already been released, and singer Delaney Renee Wilson already seems to be making some noise. Why do you ask? Well, read on to find out more.
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Who is Delaney Renee Wilson?
Delaney Renee Wilson will be one of the candidates for the auditions for season 20 of “American Idol”. The young and talented 18-year-old crooner hails from Massachusetts. She is the daughter of a musician and has been singing since she was 6 years old. The teenage singer has nearly 30,000 followers on Instagram and more than 280,000 followers on TikTok and that only happened after she went viral for singing “Part of Your World” from The Little Mermaid on TikTok. Delaney’s video blew up the internet and has been viewed over 12 million times. She quickly earned the nickname “The Singing Babysitter”.
The video was shot by her boss Nicki Maher, who is a Somerset, Massachusetts-based entrepreneur and mother. According to Herald News, Maher said, “When I gave him permission to post this video, it really changed my perspective. It was nothing but love,” adding, “It’s just amazing what happened from a viral video. It’s an amazing opportunity for her,” she said. Delaney Renee, interestingly, was admitted to her favorite music school, Berklee College of Music. Speaking on her viral video, she said: ‘I was a bit more shy when it came to posting things on the internet and after that it just took off. I’m like everywhere about it because it was so crazy,” as reported WCVB. Shedding light on the auditions for “American Idol” 20, she told Herald News, “American Idol has always been a big part of my family since I was little. This has always been one of my goals, one of my big, big goals in life.
When will “American Idol” 20 air?
The 20th season of “American Idol” is set to premiere on Sunday, February 27. The show is set to premiere on the ABC network with 18 episodes and could end in late May. Auditions for the new season took place in Los Angeles, Austin and Nashville. Online auditions also took place with virtual sessions. While the show’s format will remain the same, a new platinum ticket has been introduced that would allow holders to skip the first day of Hollywood Week.