American Idol shares Wizard of Oz parody in Season 22 preview

Ryan Seacrest at the American Idol Season 10 Judges Announcement at Forum on September 22^ 2010 in Ingelwood^ CA

American Idol has shared a ‘Wizard of Oz’-inspired trailer video showcasing the show’s judges and host, and has also revealed the premiere date for the 2024 season of the long-running series. Host Ryan Seacrest, along with judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie, are returning for Season 22 of American Idol in its seventh straight season on ABC, debuting Feb. 18 on ABC (and streaming on Hulu).

In announcing the new season’s premiere date, Seacrest, Bryan, Perry and Richie walk the “golden ticket road” to Hollywood, paying homage to the hometowns of several previous American Idol winners (such as Kelly Clarkson’s hometown of Burelson, Texas, and Carrie Underwood’s hometown of Checotah, Okla.).

In the trailer, Perry is “Dorthy”, and shares “There’s no place like American Idol,” after clicking the heels of her ruby slippers and spinning toward the camera. Take a look at the trailer for Season 22 of Idol – here.

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