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AMERICAN IDOL
Air Date: Monday, April 16, 2018
Time Slot: 8:00 PM-10:00 PM EST on ABC
Episode Title: (#1612) "112 (Top 24 Celebrity Duets)"
[NOTE: The following article is a press release issued by the aforementioned network and/or company. Any errors, typos, etc. are attributed to the original author. The release is reproduced solely for the dissemination of the enclosed information.]

THE JOURNEY TO FIND THE NEXT SUPERSTAR CONTINUES AS 12 OF THE TOP 24 CONTESTANTS PERFORM DUETS WITH CELEBRITY PARTNERS, THIS WEEK ON ABC'S 'AMERICAN IDOL'

"112 (Top 24 Celebrity Duets)" - As the pool has been narrowed to the top 24 contestants, 12 of the top 24 finalists perform duets with celebrity partners at Academy LA in Hollywood during this week in the competition, as the search for America's next superstar continues on its new home on America's network, The ABC Television Network, MONDAY, APRIL 16 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EDT), streaming and on demand.

Performing during this episode are contestants and celebrities:

· Ada Vox with celebrity duet partner Lea Michele

· Alyssa Raghu with celebrity duet partner Banners

· Amelia Hammer Harris with celebrity duet partner Bebe Rexha

· Caleb Lee Hutchinson with celebrity duet partner Bebe Rexha

· Effie Passero with celebrity duet partner Cam

· Garrett Jacobs with celebrity duet partner Colbie Caillat

· Jurnee with celebrity duet partner Lea Michele

· Maddie Poppe with celebrity duet partner Colbie Caillat

· Mara Justine with celebrity duet partner Rachel Platten

· Marcio Donaldson with celebrity duet partner Allen Stone

· Ron Bultongez with celebrity duet partner Banners

· Shannon O'Hara with celebrity duet partner Cam

Helping to determine who America will ultimately vote for to become the next singing sensation are music industry forces and superstar judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie. Emmy(R) Award-winning host and producer Ryan Seacrest returns as host of the beloved series.

"American Idol" is produced by FremantleMedia North America and CORE Media Group's 19 Entertainment. Executive producers include FremantleMedia North America's Trish Kinane and Jennifer Mullin, along with executive producer Phil McIntyre representing CORE Media. FremantleMedia International distributes the series worldwide.

"American Idol" is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound. This program carries a TV-PG, L parental guideline.

The official "American Idol" app is available on iOS and Android devices. Using the app, fans can play along with the show in real time guessing which contestants will go to the next round, "IDOLize" their selfies with "American Idol" filters and stickers, answer trivia questions and track what's trending with judges, contestants and fans. Later this season, fans can vote for their favorite contestants on the app, as well as on AmericanIdol.com/vote or via text.

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AMERICAN IDOL (ABC)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
6/11/02 - ???
STATUS:
currently airing (spring 2018)
TIME SLOT:
sundays from 8:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
16 (19 episodes)
VISIT THE OFFICIAL WEB SITE
DESCRIPTION:
(from ABC's press release, January 2018) The iconic series that revolutionized the television landscape by pioneering the music competition genre returns to airwaves at its new home on ABC. Helping to determine who America will ultimately vote for to become the next singing sensation are music industry forces and superstar judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie. Emmy(R) Award-winning host and producer Ryan Seacrest will return as host of the beloved series. "American Idol" is produced by FremantleMedia North America and 19 Entertainment, a division of CORE Media Group. Executive producers include FremantleMedia North America's Trish Kinane and Jennifer Mullin along with co-executive producer, Megan Wolflick. FremantleMedia International distributes the series worldwide.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Katy Perry as Judge (Season 16- )
· Lionel Richie as Judge (Season 16- )
· Luke Bryan as Judge (Season 16- )
· Ryan Seacrest as Host
RECURRING/PREVIOUS CAST INFORMATION:
· Brian Dunkleman as Host (Season 1)
· Ellen DeGeneres as Judge (Season 9)
· Harry Connick, Jr. as Judge (Season 13-15)
· Jennifer Lopez as Judge (Season 10-11, 13-15)
· Kara DioGuardi as Judge (Season 8-9)
· Keith Urban as Judge (Season 12-15)
· Mariah Carey as Judge (Season 12)
· Nicki Minaj as Judge (Season 12)
· Paula Abdul as Judge (Season 1-8)
· Randy Jackson as Judge (Season 1-12)
· Simon Cowell as Judge (Season 1-9)
· Steven Tyler as Judge (Season 10-11)
CREW INFORMATION:
· Jennifer Mullin as EP
· Megan Wolflick as CO-EP
· Phil McIntyre as EP
· Trish Kinane as EP
GENRE(S):
· reality (all)
· reality (competition)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· 19 Entertainment
· FremantleMedia North America