How to watch the American Idol 2020 grand finale live online from anywhere


It all comes down to this for the seven remaining hopefuls, as tonight’s American Idol 2020 grand finale will give birth to a new star in the culmination of a journey that started back in February. Here’s how to watch the grand finale of American Idol 2020 live and for free, no matter where you are in the world this Sunday.

American Idol 2020 grand finale

American Idol airs tonight (May 17) on American TV network ABC, with the grand finale keeping the same 8pm ET/PT Sunday slot the show has held all year. Those without cable can easily watch ABC via a Hulu + Live TV package, where a FREE 7-day trial is on offer to anyone interested.

The trendsetting TV show has previously unearthed Grammy-winners Kelly Clarkson and Jennifer Hudson, so it’s safe to say the winner of the 18th season has a very bright future ahead of them and the competition will be fierce, with the final seven being quickly reduced to a final five in tonight’s final.

Ryan Seacreast is back to host this season’s swan song, and as he has been throughout the series, he’s joined by a judging panel featuring Katy Perry, all-around legend Lionel Ritchie, and country music star Luke Bryan.

Read on to discover how to watch the American Idol grand finale live online tonight from anywhere in the world.

How to watch the American Idol grand finale online from outside your country

As its name might suggest, American Idol is…well, an American show. But fear not, it’s easy to watch the American Idol grand finale live in 2020 even if you’re out of the country and there isn’t local TV coverage. The solution is to download a VPN, which allows you to get around pesky geo-blocking restrictions and watch American Idol online from pretty much anywhere.

A VPN, or Virtual Private Network, is a simple (and completely legal) bit of software kit that changes your IP address so that you can access shows like American Idol live or on demand, as they become available – just like you would if you were at home.

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How to watch 2020’s American Idol grand finale live online in Australia

Equally bad news, Aussie chums – Foxtel dropped the rights to air the popular talent show Down Under after season 17, so we don’t know of any way to watch American Idol in Australia live.

The only method that comes to mind is deploying a VPN as discussed above – this will virtually relocate your IP address back to your country of origin and thereby allow to access the streaming services and content you normally would (and almost certainly pay for) at home – a particularly good shout if you’re currently in Australia from abroad.


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