Tuesday proclaimed 'Laine Hardy Day' ahead of American Idol finalist's parade, concert

Tuesday proclaimed 'Laine Hardy Day' ahead of American Idol finalist's parade, concert

ABC has renewed American Idol for a third season.

After making history last season as the first reality competition series on American television to allow viewers to watch and vote from coast to coast simultaneously, "American Idol" continues its simulcast once again in all time zones across the country.

The network made the news official on American Idol Twitter, which announced, 'We're singing with excitement!#AmericanIdol is coming back for a third season on ABC!'

The series is doing well ratings-wise.

"Idol" is not the first show to be renewed by ABC for the 2019-2020 season ahead of the network's upfront presentation to advertisers Tuesday, with "Dancing with the Stars" and "The Bachelor" both having been renewed, for Seasons 28 and 24, respectively.

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Livingston Parish native Laine Hardy is advancing to next week's finale as part of American Idol's top 3. TVLine has reported that the network has made offers to all three judges to return, though no deals have been made yet.

That report also stated that host Ryan Seacrest and judge Luke Bryan were paid $12 million apiece, while Lionel Richie earned $10 million for his hosting duties.

The finale of American Idol airs on Sunday (May 19) at 8 PM ET, when we will learn who the next American Idol champion will be.

The finalists for this season are Alejandro Aranda, Laine Hardy and Madison VanDenburg.

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