American Idol

Presented By

Nick Fradiani


This is Nick’s last year to compete on American Idol, and he’s been making every moment count with rich, lived-in performances.

  • Q&A
    You’ve seen and heard Nick plenty, but now’s your chance to really get to know him. Read all about Nick's favorite songs, inspirations, and of course: why he should be the next American Idol.
  • Our Top 5 have high expectations for this year's tour, and for good reason! Want to hear them live? Head to for more information!

  • We let the Top 6 out of Idol HQ for an afternoon with Snapchat superstar Shaun McBride. The animated adventure they had...well, see for yourself.

  • Here we are, Idol Nation -- your Top 4 about to become the finale-ready Top 3, and take one step closer to the Idol XIV crown. Who's it gonna be?

  • After a night of great music and heartfelt goodbyes, there's just one thing left to do: get the Idol Team's take on what went down.

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    There's just over a week to go, everyone. Idol XIV very nearly has its winner. And in a recklessly talented Top 4 that's produced standout moment after standout moment, that winner could be Nick...

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    Fradianis': When you're here, you're family.

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    Like everyone, Nick had a lot on his plate this weekend. But when that backboard calls out your name, man, you grab your buddies and hit the court. And one here, presumably.

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    More than anything, hometown weekend offered a chance for the Top 4 to reconnect with people and places they hadn't seen in a while. (Plus, how often do you get to address your old school LIKE A BOSS?)

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    Meanwhile Guilford, CT, not to be outdone, went ahead and printed a bunch of "Let's Go Nick" signs. It's not a competition! (Wait...)
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    Sometimes a sign says it better than anything else could. You can see that Nick Fradiani is simultaneously impressed and concerned for the people of Guilford, Connecticut.
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    Clark, Rayvon, Daniel, and Nick Fradiani take their final steps toward the podium to sing the National Anthem. Nick's casual stride says "I've been ready," while his eyes say "this one goes out to you."
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    It's one thing to have Twitter followers; it's another to have the unwavering support and tactical backup of the San Bernardino Sheriff's Department.
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    And here's the whole gang, joined by a NASCAR racer about to tear down the track at speeds well above the legal limit.
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    The Idols hang on the Auto Club Speedway track, which is never the best place to yell "start your engines".
  • Exclusive! Get to know this season's contestants a little better as we go behind-the-scenes at a special photo shoot for the Top 11!

About the Show

AMERICAN IDOL XV will bring generations together to cheer and vote for their favorite contestants and crown America’s next singing sensation – one last time. 

The original music show phenomenon, AMERICAN IDOL returns for its farewell – and 15th – season in January 2016. Featuring host Ryan Seacrest and judges Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick, Jr., the farewell celebration will pay tribute to the past 14 seasons, the amazingly talented contestants and the millions of fans who called, tweeted, texted and championed their IDOLS.

The audition journey will feature auditions from Denver, CO; Little Rock, AR; Philadelphia, PA; San Francisco, CA; and Atlanta, GA. Hopefuls from around the country will be given one last shot to sing for a ticket to Hollywood and become the final AMERICAN IDOL.  Once again, Scott Borchetta, President and CEO of the Big Machine Label Group and one of the most successful forces in the music industry today, returns as mentor to help shape the career of the competition’s winner.

IDOL is the gold standard and the only TV singing competition show to produce hit recording artists. From the first-ever IDOL winner, Kelly Clarkson, who continues to dominate the charts with three Grammy Awards under her belt; to Season Four winner Carrie Underwood, who has sold 15 million albums worldwide, with 16 No. 1 singles and five Grammy Awards; to Season 11 winner Phillip Phillips, whose debut single, “Home,” has become the best-selling single of any IDOL to date, AMERICAN IDOL is a bona fide cultural phenomenon.  Additional IDOL fan favorites include Academy Award winner Jennifer Hudson, Adam Lambert, Chris Daughtry, Kellie Pickler and Katharine McPhee, who have all become household names and made their marks on the recording industry.

IDOL’s impact on the entertainment industry resonates beyond the scope of television.  Over the past 13 seasons, IDOL finalists have released more than 200 albums, scored 449 No.1 Billboard hits, garnered more than 250 million iTunes downloads and have been certified with 95 Gold and 83 Platinum records. IDOL contestants have conquered Broadway, television and film and have won numerous awards and accolades, including American Country Music Awards, Country Music Awards, Grammy Awards and an Academy Award.

AMERICAN IDOL is produced by FremantleMedia North America and 19 Entertainment, a division of CORE Media Group. The series was created by Simon Fuller. “Like” AMERICAN IDOL on Facebook at Follow the series on Twitter @AmericanIdol and join the discussion using #idol. See photos and videos on Instagram by following @AmericanIdol.


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