The sixteenth season of American Idol premiered on March 11, 2018, on the ABC television network. It is the show's first season to air on ABC, after 15 years on Fox. Ryan Seacrest continued his role as the show's host, while Katy Perry, Luke Bryan, and Lionel Richie joined as judges. Maddie Poppe from Clarksville, Iowa won the season on May 21, 2018, while her boyfriend Caleb Lee Hutchinson Broadcaster: ABC. Feb 05, 2009 · There's a reason there's no swimsuit competition on "American Idol." And Katrina "Bikini Girl" Darrell learned that lesson the hard way Wednesday night, when she .
Best Attitude Katrina Derrel (bikini girl) "Vision of Love" with Kara DioGuardi Outstanding Female - Tatiana Del Toro "Saving All My Love" Contestants who appeared on other seasons/shows. American Idol ninth season finalist Lacey Brown originally auditioned for this season, but she was cut in a singoff with Megan Joy in the green mile round.Broadcaster: Fox Broadcasting Company.