American Idol‘s second season on ABC comes to an end on Sunday, May 19, with the season finale featuring finalists Alejandro Aranda, Laine Hardy, and Madison VanDenburg as they take the stage in an effort to earn America’s vote and the season crown.
All three contestants will be giving solo performances, while also taking the stage for a special finale performance.
Along with the three finalists, a star-studded lineup of former contestants and current stars in the music industry will be performing throughout the finale.
All of the information you need to watch the 2019 season of American Idol can be seen online.
American Idol Viewing Details
Premiere Date: Sunday, May 19
Time: 8:00 p.m. ET
TV Channel: ABC (check local listings)
Starring: Ryan Seacrest, Katy Perry, Luke Bryan, Lionel Richie
How To Watch American Idol Live Stream Online
You can watch American Idol online via ABC’s website. You will need your log-in and password information for your cable or satellite provider and you’re good to go.
If you don’t have access to a cable or satellite log-in, you can live stream American Idol online through DIRECTV NOW. DIRECTV offers a free seven-day trial, so you’ll receive a full seven days free before your paid membership begins. If you cancel your subscription within the week, you will not be charged. DIRECTV NOW is available on Desktop, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Chromecast.
You can also watch the American Idol through Sling TV. Sling TV is service that allows subscribers to watch live and on-demand TV channels on TVs, computer or mobile device for a monthly fee. It’s just like a cable or satellite TV service, except it’s delivered over the internet. The service’s Blue package includes ABC and costs $25 a month, but like DIRECTV NOW you can sign up for a free seven-day trial and if you cancel your subscription within a week, you will not be charged. Once signed up, simply download the app for your computer to start watching.
Please note ABC on Sling TV & DIRECTV NOW is only available in: Chicago, Fresno, Houston, L.A., New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, Raleigh-Durham.
How To Live Stream American Idol on Mobile
If you would like to live stream American Idol on your phone, tablet or mobile device, you can do so by downloading the ABC App. The ABC App is available on the App Store, Google Play store and Amazon Fire. Once you download the app, log in with your cable provider information.
You can also watch the TV show on the Sling app. Sign up for a free Sling trial and download their app from the App store or Google Play store. There is also a Sling app for Apple TV, Xbox One, Roku, Chromecast, and Amazon Fire TV.
American Idol Finale – Full List of Performers
Adam Lambert to perform with Dimitrius Graham
Finalist Alejandro Aranda
Dan + Shay to perform with Madison VanDenburg
Jon Pardi to perform with Laine Hardy
Kane Brown to perform with Alyssa Raghu
Katy Perry to perform with Jeremiah Lloyd Harmon
KOOL + THE GANG to perform with the Top 10
Lionel Richie to perform with the Top 10
Luke Bryan to perform with Laci Kaye Booth
Montell Jordan to perform with Margie Mays, Vokillz and Austin Michael
Viral sensation Shayy returns to perform
WEEZER to perform with Wade Cota and Walker Burroughs
American Idol will air live coast-to-coast on Sunday, May 19 beginning at 8:00 p.m. ET. You can vote online at AmericanIdol.com/vote, in the American Idol app or via text*. You have to be at least 13 years old and located in the U.S., Puerto Rico or the Virgin Islands to vote on ABC.com or in the American Idol app. For text message voting, simply text the number of the contestant you would like to vote for to “21523”.
*Text voting is open to all Wireless Carriers. Message & data rates may apply.