Back

Say ‘Aloha’ To ‘American Idol’ As ABC Show Heads to Hawaii

We are having all the FOMO from missing this!

Written by Lauren Laffer
Say ‘Aloha’ To ‘American Idol’ As ABC Show Heads to Hawaii
AMERICAN IDOL - ABC's "American Idol" host Ryan Seacrest with judges Lionel Richie, Katy Perry and Luke Bryan. (ABC/Craig Sjodin)

In just several months, the search for America’s next big superstar will return when ABC airs season two of American Idol. The journey begins on television in March, but the search is already underway as filming has been ongoing since last summer.

As fans anxiously await the auditions, the show is currently working towards finding its Top 24 with the showcase round. While the round took place in Los Angeles for its inaugural season on ABC, the network decided to change things up this go around and head all the way to Hawaii.

Leading the charge to find the best of the best talent, is Luke Bryan, Lionel Richie and Katy Perry, all returning for another season of the hit show. Each of the three judges met up at the Disney Aulani resort and spa to resume their task of finding the next American Idol.

 

View this post on Instagram

 

Long time no sea… looking for #thenextidol 🐚 🏝 #americanidol #aulani

A post shared by Lionel Richie (@lionelrichie) on

Photos of their adventures have been shared across Idol’s social channels, showcasing all of the hard work (and fun!) the cast is having.

Also in Hawaii is Bobby Bones, who returns to Idol this season as a full-time mentor. Bones joined the cast in season one on ABC as a mentor for the Top 24 as they paired up with superstar artists. The radio host will now appear throughout the season, coaching the contestants over the many weeks of the show.

Check out some of the photos from Showcase Week on American Idol below and be sure to tune in to the new season beginning March 3.

 

View this post on Instagram

 

Aloha from the @DisneyAulani! #TheNextIdol has landed. 🛬🌺☀️#AmericanIdol #DisneyAulani

A post shared by American Idol (@americanidol) on

 

View this post on Instagram

 

🎶“Just sunrise, sunburn, sunset, find #TheNextIdol, repeat…”🎶 #AmericanIdol #DisneyAulani

A post shared by American Idol (@americanidol) on

 

View this post on Instagram

 

Breakfast is ready, @katyperry! 😋🥞 #AmericanIdol #DisneyAulani

A post shared by American Idol (@americanidol) on

 

View this post on Instagram

 

Auntie Nettie performed a traditional blessing for our contestants before their performances today! 💙✨ #AmericanIdol #DisneyAulani

A post shared by American Idol (@americanidol) on

 

View this post on Instagram

 

Mic-key check! 😉🎤 #TheNextIdol #AmericanIdol #DisneyAulani

A post shared by American Idol (@americanidol) on

 

View this post on Instagram

 

Family vacay! 🏖🌺 #AmericanIdol #DisneyAulani

A post shared by American Idol (@americanidol) on

 

View this post on Instagram

 

Stage is (sun)lit ☀️🌅#AmericanIdol #DisneyAulani

A post shared by American Idol (@americanidol) on

 

View this post on Instagram

 

Intermission update by @katyperry 🎬 How much are we L O V I N G this LEWK?! 🌺 #AmericanIdol #DisneyAulani

A post shared by American Idol (@americanidol) on

 

View this post on Instagram

 

About last night… 😂🌺 #AmericanIdol #DisneyAulani

A post shared by American Idol (@americanidol) on

 

View this post on Instagram

 

🤙 Ohana…. Rolling with my homies…. @katyperry where are you …? 🌺. #AmericanIdol #thenextidol

A post shared by Lionel Richie (@lionelrichie) on

 

View this post on Instagram

 

Aloha and Welcome @americanidol! 🌴🎶🌺 #DisneyAulani

A post shared by Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa (@disneyaulani) on