‘American Idol’ Season 19 auditionees who got Lionel Richie, Katy Perry, Luke Bryan’s nods

American Idol” Season 19 will premiere on ABC on February 14, 2021. Lionel Richie, 71, Luke Bryan, 44, and Katy Perry, 36, are back as the judges while Bobby Bones, 40, is back as mentor.

Because of the new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, aspiring contestants from all 50 states of the United States and Washington, D.C. were allowed to audition virtually via Zoom from August 10, 2020 to October 28, 2020. Those who auditioned in front of Richie, Bryan and Perry were selected by producers from open call auditions.

Ryan Seacrest, 46, is back as the “American Idol” Season 19 host. Here are some of the auditionees you should watch out for:


Claudia Conway

  • age: 16
  • hometown: Washington, D.C.


Grace Kinstler

  • age: 20
  • hometown: Chicago, Illinois


Nia Renee

  • age: 17
  • hometown: Little Rock, Arkansas


Benson Boone

  • age: 18
  • hometown: Monroe, Washington


DJ Johnson

  • age: 18
  • hometown: Longview, Texas


Anilee List

  • age: 20
  • hometown: Los Angeles, California


Jason Warrior

  • age: 25
  • hometown: Chicago, Illinois


Alex Miller

  • age: 17
  • hometown: Lancaster, Kentucky

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