American Idol 2019 Schedule & Episode Times for Hollywood Week

American Idol 2019 Schedule

The schedule for American Idol 2019 has generally been Sunday and Monday nights, but some episodes have deviated from the regular programming times. Now, the show enters Hollywood Week and the contestants will start to be narrowed down to the top 40 and quickly to the top 20. Read on for a rundown on the Hollywood Week schedule, into the top 20 picks.

Sunday March 24, 2019 – Hollywood Part 1

Tonight, part 1 of Hollywood Week kicks off and the official description of what to expect on episode 6 of the season states, “Tensions are high as hopefuls battle it out in solo and group round performances; one lucky contestant receives a heartfelt gift from Luke Bryan.” According to TV Line, someone also makes an unrelated trip to the hospital on tonight’s episode. The episode will run from 8 – 10:01 p.m. ET/PT and 7 – 9:01 p.m. CT.

Monday March 25, 2019 – Hollywood Part 2

Part 2 of Hollywood Week airs on March 25th, from 8 – 10 p.m. ET/PT and 7 – 9 p.m. CT. The episode description for part 2 of Hollywood Week reads, “Contestants battle it out in group rounds and solo performances in the hope of advancing to the next round of the competition.” This is episode 7 of the season.

Sunday March 31, 2019 – Top 40 Showcase Round

Episode 8 of the season is the “Showcase/Final Judgments” episode and it is described as, “Singers with dreams of super stardom audition and copete in a series of challenging rounds in the hope of living their childhood and lifelong dreams.” This episode will air on March 31st, from 7:59 – 11:01 p.m. ET/PT, in a special three-hour episode.

Monday April 1, 2019 – Top 20 Group Solo Performances

This is episode 9 of the season and, on this, the top 20 will perform, in hopes of making it one step further in the competition. The episode will air in its usual 8 – 10 p.m. ET/PT and 7 – 9 p.m. CT time slot.

The official press statement released by ABC about this season’s Hollywood Week reads, “American Idol heads to the heart of Los Angeles for its renowned Hollywood Week rounds, as the search for America’s next superstar continues on The ABC Television Network … In Sunday night’s episode, tensions are high as this year’s crop of hopefuls battles it out in solo and group round performances from the famous stage of The Orpheum Theatre. Helping to guide them through the rigorous week is American Idol in-house mentor Bobby Bones. Don’t miss phenomenal performances from returning fan favorites, an emergency trip to the hospital in an ambulance and a special moment when one lucky contestant receives a heartfelt gift from Luke Bryan.”

The statement continues, “Helping to determine who America will ultimately vote to become the next singing sensation are music industry legends and all-star judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie. Emmy Award-winning host and producer Ryan Seacrest hosts the beloved series, and famed multimedia personality Bobby Bones acts as in-house mentor.”

If you don’t have cable or can’t get to a TV, you can watch a live stream of ABC on your computer, phone or streaming device by signing up for one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming services:

PlayStation Vue

PlayStation Vue–which doesn’t require an actual PlayStation console to sign up or watch–offers four different live-TV channel packages, all of which include ABC (live in select markets).

You can start a free 5-day trial right here (select “Start Streaming” in the upper-right corner), and you can then watch a live stream of the show on your computer via the PS Vue website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, PlayStation (3 or 4), or other supported device via the PS Vue app.

If you can’t watch live, PlayStation Vue comes included with cloud DVR.

Hulu With Live TV

In addition to their extensive Netflix-like streaming library, Hulu now also offers a bundle of 50-plus live TV channels, including ABC (live in select markets).

You can sign up for “Hulu with Live TV” right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the show on your computer via the FuboTV website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast or other supported device via the FuboTV app.

If you can’t watch live, “Hulu with Live TV” also comes with both its extensive on-demand library (which has most shows available after they air) and 50 hours of Cloud DVR storage (with the ability to upgrade to “Enhanced Cloud DVR,” which gives you 200 hours of DVR space and the ability to fast forward through commercials).

DirecTV Now

DirecTV Now offers four different channel packages, all of which include ABC (live in select markets).

You can start a free trial right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the show on your computer via the DirecTV Now website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the DirecTV Now app.

If you can’t watch live, DirecTV Now comes with included cloud DVR.



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