Channel 5 have now officially confirmed that season 13 of American Idol will premiere in the UK at 5:00pm on Saturday the 1st of February, 2014, on 5*. The new series kicks off with a 2 hour-long episode.
Though a little later than many British viewers had hoped for, this TV schedule time slot at least sets up a potential talent show marathon for UK viewers. Combined with The Voice on BBC One, which usually airs around 7:00pm, fans of these shows will be in for something of a treat on Saturday evenings.
This years competition features the fresh judging lineup of Harry Connick Jr, Keith Urban and Jennifer Lopez, with Ryan Seacrest back once again to host proceedings.