Taylor Hicks To Appear on the Season 15 Premiere of “American Idol” Tonight! (@TaylorHicks @AmericanIdol)

CYEZeaTWkAMA57OTaylor Hicks, the Alabama native who won America’s hearts – and votes – during the fifth season of Fox’s American Idol, will return to the popular Fox singing competition series 8/7c tonight.

Hicks was crowned “Idol” Season Five winner on May 24, 2006. The season garnered over 30 Million viewers weekly, the most-watched in the history of the show. Tonight, Taylor will advise singers during early auditions during the 15th season premiere.

The versatile entertainer is crisscrossing the country with an ambitious media schedule that includes appearances on The Howard Stern Show, Fox 411 and Fox News Radio. Hicks is also in the studio putting the finishing touches on a new album slated for release in 2016.

Hicks wrapped up 2015 with a performance during The 84th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade, appearances during the 24th Annual Deer Valley® Celebrity SkiFest and the continued success as restaurateur partner in Saw’s Juke Joint, a BBQ restaurant located in the Birmingham area.

Jan. 06 American Idol / FOX
Jan. 15 Howard Stern / SiriusXM
Jan. 15 Fox 411 & Fox News Radio
Jan. 16 Bartlett Performing Arts Center / Bartlett, TN (SOLD OUT)
Feb. 13 Pastime Theatre / Winfield, AL
Mar. 11 Land O Lakes Spring Music Festival / Land ‘O Lakes, FL
Apr. 15 Lyric Theatre / Birmingham, AL

Written by Juliet Schroder

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Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.