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The auditions for Season 18 of American Idol aired from February 16, 2020.

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Originally retrieved from ABC's press site:

In the highly-anticipated premiere episode, viewers embarked on a nation-wide journey across Savannah, Georgia; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Washington, D.C.; Los Angeles, California; and Sunriver, Oregon, where the show's iconic judge auditions surprised audiences with never-before-seen twists. Those auditioning for the coveted ticket to Hollywood include a subway performer from Harlem who gives one of the most emotional auditions in Idol history; a garbage collector with no experience who heads to the streets of Savannah, alongside host Ryan Seacrest, to warm up for his audition; and a hopeless romantic who encounters her own fairy tale twist during her audition as she sings from the heart.

Savannah Auditions Edit

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Camryn Leigh Smith 31026 16 Acworth, GA Lionel:  

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Doug Kiker 31004 27 Mobile, AL Lionel:  Check

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Meghan Fitton 31015 23 Brooklyn, NY Lionel:  Check

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Milwaukee Auditions Edit

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Washington Auditions Edit

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Louis Knight 41032 19 Philadelphia, PA Lionel:  Check

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Just Sam 41038 20 Harlem, NY Lionel:  Check

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Name Contestant # Age Hometown Judges' Votes
Alisa Ermolaev 41027 28 Queens, NY Lionel:  X

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Los Angeles Auditions Edit

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Francisco Martin 51065 18 San Francisco, CA Lionel:  Check

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Nick Merico 41138 23 Woodland Hills, CA Lionel:  Check

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Hunter Gibson "The Comeback" 41106 23 Arcadia, CA Lionel:  X

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TriviaEdit

GalleryEdit

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