American Idol (season 14)
|Broadcast from||January 7, 2015|
Harry Connick, Jr.
Adam Lambert (Long Island auditions)
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. 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. Big Machine Records president and CEO Scott Borchetta will replace Jackson as the in-house mentor.
|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|
|New Orleans, Louisiana||June 25, 2014||Lakefront Arena||August 26–27, 2014||Morial Convention Center|
|Long Island, New York||July 23, 2014||Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum||September 16–17, 2014||Marriott Hotel in Downtown Brooklyn|
|Nashville, Tennessee||July 30, 2014||Nashville Municipal Auditorium||August 3–4, 2014||Music City Center|
|San Francisco, California||September 29, 2014||Cow Palace||October 3–4, 2014||Westin St. Francis|
|Bus tour – various cities||July 9–21, 2014||Various||August 13–14, 2014||Bartle Hall Convention Center, Kansas City|
^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.
^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.
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