Photos! See All 16 Acts Auditioning for ‘American Idol’ 2024 Tonight

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After missing a week while the Oscars® aired on ABC, American Idol returns tonight with judges Lionel Richie, Katy Perry and Luke Bryan and host Ryan Seacrest auditioning a new group of contestants in the search for the next singing sensation in their hometowns -- Santa Barbara, Tuskegee, and Leesburg, GA – as well as Nashville and Los Angeles.

To date, two of the three Platinum tickets for Season 25 have been awarded. The first was issued to 28-year-old soul singer Odell Bunton Jr. from Arlington, Texas for his performance of Sam Cooke’s “Bring It On Home to Me.” The second went to Abi Carter, 21, from Indio, California for her rendition of Billie Eilish’s 'What Was I Made For.'

Related: American Idol Judges Award the Second Platinum Ticket to the 'Best Thing We've Ever Heard'

Launch the gallery to get a look at tonight's performers who are vying for a Gold Ticket to Hollywood.

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American Idol Photos! See All 16 Acts Auditioning on Night 4

Anna Grace, 18
Pembroke, NC
College Student

Alyssa Raghu, 22
Orlando, FL
Song: “My All” by Mariah Carey

Amari, 28
Richmond, IN
Song: “Toxic” by Britney Spears and “She Used to Be Mine” by Sara Bareilles

Athena Jett, 20
Las Vegas, NV
College Student
Song: “Somebody New” by Sophia James and “Never Enough” from Greatest Showman

Conall Gorman, 19
Montclair, NJ
College Student
Song: “Backseat” by Conall Gorman

Dave Flo, 24
Taylor, MI
Construction Worker
Song: “Save Me” by Jelly Roll

Deida Jeudy, 16
Tavares, FL
High School Student
Song: “Rivers” by Leon Bridges

DJ Williams
Itta Bena, MS
Camp Counselor

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Elleigh Marie, 20
American Fork, Utah
Song: “I Can’t Make You Love Me” by Bonnie Raitt

Jacob Holcombe, 23
Walhalla, SC
Camp Director

Julia Davo, 20
Brooklyn, NY
Song: “Life on Mars?” by David Bowie

Lillian Hackett, 17
Lovettsville, VA
High School Student
Song: “Tennessee” by Lillian Hackett

Michael Rice, 26
Hartlepol, England
Street Performer
Song: “Because of You” by Kelly Clarkson

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Payton Riley, 15
Montgomery, TX
High School Student
Song: “fireflies” by Payton Riley

Quintavious Johnson, 21
Franklin, TN
Vocal Coach & Worship Leader
Song: “Alabaster Box” by Cece Winans

Regan Mills, 24
Ennis, TX
Worship Leader
Songs: “Easy on Me” by Adele and “Is My Living in Vain” by The Clark Sisters

American Idol airs Sunday nights at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC and streams next day on Hulu.

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