American Idol (season 14)

American Idol
Season 14
Broadcast from January 7, 2015
Judges Jennifer Lopez
Keith Urban
Harry Connick, Jr.
Adam Lambert (Long Island auditions)
Host(s) Ryan Seacrest
Broadcaster Fox

The fourteenth season of American Idol, also known as American Idol XIV, will premiere on the Fox television network on January 7, 2015. The show is hosted by Ryan Seacrest.[1] Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick, Jr. returned for their respective fourth, third and second seasons as judges. Eighth season runner-up Adam Lambert served as a guest judge for the Long Island auditions in the place of Urban. Randy Jackson will not return as the in-house mentor for this season.[2] Big Machine Records president and CEO Scott Borchetta will replace Jackson as the in-house mentor.[3]

Regional auditions

Auditions took place in the following cities: [4][5]

Episode air date Audition city Date Audition venue Callback date Callback venue Golden tickets
Minneapolis, Minnesota June 18, 2014 Mariucci Arena September 24–25, 2014 Minneapolis Convention Center[6]
New Orleans, Louisiana June 25, 2014 Lakefront Arena August 26–27, 2014 Morial Convention Center[7]
Long Island, New York July 23, 2014 Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum September 16–17, 2014 Marriott Hotel in Downtown Brooklyn[8]
Nashville, Tennessee July 30, 2014 Nashville Municipal Auditorium August 3–4, 2014 Music City Center[9]
San Francisco, California September 29, 2014 Cow Palace October 3–4, 2014 Westin St. Francis[10]
Bus tour – various cities July 9–21, 2014 Various August 13–14, 2014 Bartle Hall Convention Center, Kansas City[11]

^Note A For the New York auditions, Lambert replaced Urban who took time off to be with his wife, Nicole Kidman, after the death of her father.[12]
^Note B The American Idol "Audition Bus Tour" visit the cities of: Portland, Oregon; Portland, Maine; Reno, Nevada; Columbus, Ohio; Richmond, Virginia; Albuquerque, New Mexico; Amarillo, Texas; Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; Branson, Missouri; Tallahassee, Florida; and Kansas City, Missouri.[4]


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  3. ^ Dornbush, Jonathon. "Scott Borchetta to replace Randy Jackson as 'American Idol' mentor". 
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  5. ^ "American Idol Casting Cities & Dates". Casting Master. June 24, 2014. Retrieved June 24, 2014. 
  6. ^ Neal Justin (September 24, 2014). "Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick Jr. visit Minneapolis for 'American Idol' auditions". Star Tribune. 
  7. ^ Ted Jackson (August 27, 2014). "Judges Harry Connick Jr., Jennifer Lopez and Keith Urban bring 'American Idol' to New Orleans". The Times-Picayune. 
  8. ^ American Idol' callback auditions held in Downtown Brooklyn"'". News 12 Brooklyn. September 17, 2014. 
  9. ^ Brian Mansfield (August 4, 2014). Idol' judges return to work with tweaked auditions"'". USA TODAY. 
  10. ^ Gary Gelfand (October 3, 2014). "American Idol Judges Round: San Francisco". Fox 40 Sacramento Stockton Modesto. 
  11. ^ Sean McDowell (August 13, 2014). "American Idol judges in Kansas City, contestants line up to perform". 
  12. ^ Joe Lynch (September 19, 2014). "Adam Lambert Signs With New Label for Third Album". Billboard.