'American Idol' 2023 | Ashley Tankard of Durham to audition on the Idol's new season

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Wednesday, February 22, 2023
Durham woman auditions on 'American Idol' season 2023
Watch Ashley Tankard of Durham as she auditions in season 21.

Are you ready to cheer on the next American Idol?

The stage is set, the contestants and hosts are ready and the fun begins Sunday, February 19 for "American Idol" season 2023 premiere!

'American Idol,' the iconic series that revolutionized the television landscape by pioneering the music competition genre, returns to airwaves for season six on ABC.

Superstar judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie. Emmy Award-winning host and producer Ryan Seacrest will again host the show.

Fans across the Triangle can cheer on Ashley Tankard of Durham. She told Idol judges, she's been auditioning since she was 15.

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