GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOTV)- West Michigan are you ready for the return of “American Idol”?! We couldn’t be happier that this amazing singing competition is now on ABC! It’s considered the gold standard of all music competition series and it will make its highly anticipated return to television as superstar judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie set out on a journey across the nation to discover a new crop of inspiring talent!
The search for the next American Idol kicked off this past fall in West Michigan. My ABC WOTV 4 held an American Idol Silver Ticket contest , where Brandon Hoople of Belding walked away with top honors! Hoople took his Silver Ticket all the way to Nashville in October and got his shot in front of the executive producers.
**Click on the video player above to check out highlights from his trip to Nashville with Jordan Carson!
While our amazingly talented West Michigan star didn’t make it on the show Jordan met another contestant from Flint Michigan in the audition line and you just may see her get her big moment in the spotlight.
You can watch the journey begin Sunday March 11th at 8pm on MY ABC WOTV 4.
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After searching the country for the best of the best talent America has to offer, viewers will be taken on a journey through the stories of talented musicians from far and wide – from garage band rockers to national anthem singers to caretakers – who all have the same passion: a love for music.
In the first audition episode, the show will head to New York, Los Angeles and Nashville where aspiring singers will audition for a chance to see if they have what it takes to earn the coveted golden ticket to Hollywood.
Meet some of the Idol hopefuls