Thursday, 19 January 2012, 9:00PM – 11:00PM
Ryan Seacrest presents the brand new eleventh series of the American singing competition.
Returning judges Randy Jackson, Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler are ready to hear from some of the thousands of hopeful performers who have lined up around the US hoping to impress the panel and bag that life-changing prize.
Pop diva Jennifer and Aerosmith legend Steven were new to the show last year but they quickly proved their mettle, and now they and Randy are back to sort out the high notes from the bum notes.
The series kicks off with the audition stages. Tryouts have been held across America from coast to coast, but which performers will manage to impress the panel and make it through to the next round?
Previous contestants have gone on to great things, and this year’s crop of contenders will no doubt be hoping to follow in their footsteps.
The very first winner, Kelly Clarkson, has released several big-selling albums and won two Grammy Awards, while 2004 finalist Jennifer Hudson has become a true crossover star, bagging both a Grammy for her debut album and an Oscar for her role in Dreamgirls.
Can this year’s contestants match their talent and success?