During its upcoming second season on ABC, American Idol will be heading to Disney’s Aulani Resort in Hawaii, according to the Disney Parks Blog.

  • American Idol host, Ryan Seacrest, made the announcement this morning during his live radio show, “On Air with Ryan Seacrest.”
  • The show will film its showcase rounds at the Disney resort in Ko Olina.
  • Recent American Idol winner Maddie Poppe and runner-up Caleb Lee Hutchinson were enjoying their award trips to Aulani when the announcement was made.
  • American Idol will return for its 17th season (second with ABC) on Sunday, March 3 at 8 PM.

More about American Idol:

  • American Idol is returning to The ABC Television Network after first making its return to airwaves as the No. 1 reality show launch for its inaugural season on the network last year.
  • Helping to find the next singing sensation is music industry legends and all-star judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie and Ryan Seacrest will also return as host.
  • The beloved singing competition series recently completed its open call bus tour auditions, visiting 24 cities across the country in a nationwide search for the next superstar.
  • Radio DJ, comedian, author, and recent Dancing with the Stars winner, Bobby Bones has been announced as the in-house mentor for American Idol.

ICYMI – More ABC news:

  • ABC has unveiled their midseason schedule starting in January, including some series and season premieres and some shows in new times.
  • ABC has picked up a the new comedy Bless This Mess to series. The single-camera comedy will star Lake Bell and Dax Shepard.
  • The cast of ABC’s hit comedy series Modern Family is reportedly in talks for an 11th and final season.
  • Would-be Oscar host Kevin Hart has announced he’s resigning from the gig after releasing a video in which he claimed the Academy demanded that he apologize for past tweets and comments that used homophobic slurs.