Saturday, May 13, 2023

Zachariah Smith Trophy Single Lyrics

"American Grace"

Her mama used to keep the dusty old needle

On gospel and country gold

But daddy used to be wild

Sold the motorcycle

But raised her on rock and roll

That brown leather Bible and Van Halen vinyl’s

The only traditions she holds

And she’ll sing out loud

When she’s lost and found

From a hymn book that everyone knows

And it goes like

Oh, oh, oh, oh

God blessed

Oh, oh, oh, oh

Let it play in every hometown the heartbeat pounds

With the sound of American grace

I’ll speak the sound of American grace

There’s a midwest kid with his headphones in

His heroes hanging up on the wall

His folks are fighting downstairs

But the guitar’s there

So he plays to get away from it all

Seventeen’s brutal and high school’s cruel

Girls are great until they don’t call

Tired of not fitting in

Starts a band with some friends

Born again, feeling ten feet tall

And he’s singing

Oh, oh, oh, oh

God blessed

Oh, oh, oh, oh

Let it play in every hometown the heartbeat pounds

With the sound of American grace

I’ll speak the sound of American grace

You can hear it any place

In a church, in a bar, on a stage

Like an anthem that we sing

Pass it down, hold it close, let it ring

Oh, oh, oh, oh

God blessed

Oh, oh, oh, oh

Let it play in every hometown the heartbeat pounds

With the sound of American grace

Oh, oh, oh, oh

God blessed

Oh, oh, oh, oh

Let it play in every hometown the heartbeat pounds

With the sound of American grace

I’ll speak the sound of American grace

Friday, April 21, 2023

American Idol Season 21 Top 20

Launched & Finalized Friday, April 21st



01. Colin Stough

02. Hannah Nicolaisen

03. Haven Madison

04. Kaeyra

05. Lucy Love

06. Mariah Faith

07. Marybeth Byrd

08. Matt Wilson

09. Megan Danielle

10. Michael Williams

11. Nailyah Serenity

12. Nutsa Buzaladze

13. Oliver Steele

14. Olivia Soli

15. Paige Anne

16. Tyson Venegas

17. Warren Peay

18. Wé McDonald

19. William Guy Tongi

20. Zachariah Smith




Group 1

1. Elise Kristine

2. Emma Busse

3. Pjae


Group 2

1. Dawson Wayne

2. Elijah McCormick

3. Malik Heard

Monday, February 13, 2023

AI21 Semi-Finals (Top 26) Song Choices & Instruments

23 of 26

Launched Sunday, February 12th

Last Updated Monday, February 13th

Colin Stough - T.B.D.

Dawson Wayne - “Copycat” by Billie Eilish

Elijah McCormick - T.B.D.

Elise Kristine - “Holding Out For A Hero” by Bonnie Tyler (from ‘Footloose’)

Emma Bussee - “Lay Me Down” by Sam Smith

Hannah Nicolaisen - T.B.D.

Haven Madison - “The Middle” by Zedd, Maren Morris, & Grey

Kaeyra - “Don’t Let Go (Love)” by En Vogue

Lucy Love - “What’s Love Got To Do With It?” by Tina Turner

Malik Heard - “Ain’t It Fun?” by Paramore

Mariah Faith - “You Should Probably Leave” by Chris Stapleton

Marybeth Byrd - “Heart Like A Truck” by Lainey Wilson

Matt Wilson - “Speechless” by Dan + Shay

Megan Danielle - “The Chain” by Fleetwood Mac

Michael Williams - “Tuesdays” by Jake Scott

Nailyah Serenity - “Lovin’ You” by Minnie Riperton

Nutsa Buzaladze - “Paris (Ooh La La)” by Grace Potter & The Nocturnals

Oliver Steele (with guitar) - “Better Together” by Jack Johnson

Olivia Soli - “Emotions” by Mariah Carey

Paige Anne - “Wrecking Ball” by Miley Cyrus

Pjae - “Golden” by Jill Scott

Tyson Venegas - “It Will Rain” by Bruno Mars (from ‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1’)

Warren Peay - “Set Fire To The Rain” by Adele

Wé McDonald - “Edge Of Seventeen” by Stevie Nicks

William Guy Tongi (with guitar) - “Don’t Let Go” by SpawnBreezie

Zachariah Smith - “Lucille” by Little Richard

Saturday, February 11, 2023

American Idol Season 21 Semi-Finals (Top 26)

Launched Saturday, February 11th

Last Updated & Finalized Monday, February 13th



01. Elise Kristine

02. Emma Busse

03. Hannah Nicolaisen

04. Haven Madison

05. Kaeyra

06. Lucy Love

07. Mariah Faith

08. Marybeth Byrd

09. Megan Danielle

10. Nailyah Serenity

11. Nutsa Buzaladze

12. Olivia Soli

13. Paige Anne

14. Wé McDonald



01. Colin Stough

02. Dawson Wayne

03. Elijah McCormick

04. Malik Heard

05. Matt Wilson

06. Michael Williams

07. Oliver Steele

08. Pjae

09. Tyson Venegas

10. Warren Peay

11. William Guy Tongi

12. Zachariah Smith

AI21 Showcase Round (Top 55) Song Choices & Instruments

29 of 55

Launched Thursday, December 15th

Adin Boyer - “Viva La Vida” by Coldplay (with keyboard)


Cameron Osterloh - “The Impossible Dream (The Quest)” (from ‘Man Of La Mancha’) by Richard Kiley/Jack Jones


Colin Stough - “Cold” by Chris Stapleton


Elijah McCormick - “Believe For It” by CeCe Winans


Elise Kristine - “Feelin’ Good” by Nina Simone


Emma Busse - “Chasing Pavements” by Adele


Fire Willmore - “Mercy” by Duff


Hannah Nicolaisen - “I Don’t Want To Be” by Gavin DeGraw


Haven Madison - “Bird Set Free” by Sia


Isaac Brown - “Caught Up” by Usher


Kayleigh Clark - “Who’s Lovin’ You?” by The Miracles/The Jackson 5


Kaylin Hedges - “Kiss From A Rose” (from ‘Batman: Forever’) by Seal 


Kenley Brown - “The Joke” by Brandi Carlile


Kya Monee - “Warrior” by Demi Lovato


Lucy Love - “Flying Without Wings” by Westlife/Ruben Studdard


Mariah Faith - “I Ain’t Living Long Like This” by Gary Stewart/Emmylou Harris


Marybeth Byrd - “Flat On The Floor” by Carrie Underwood


Matt Wilson - “Forever” by Chris Brown


Nailyah Serenity - “Superstar” by Delaney & Bonnie/The Carpenters


Nutsa Buzaladze - “Proud Mary” by Creedence Clearwater Revival/Ike & Tina Turner


Oliver Steele - “Everybody Wants To Rule The World” by Tears For Fears (with guitar)


Olivia Soli - “All By Myself” by Eric Carmen/Celine Dion


Phil Kane - “A Country Boy Can Survive” by Hank Williams, Jr.


Preston Duffee - “Crazy Town” by Jason Aldean (with guitar)


Samuel Harness - “Fix You” by Coldplay


Tyson Venegas - T.B.D. *

Warren Peay - “Whipping Post” by The Allman Brothers


Wé McDonald - “Ain’t No Way” by Aretha Franklin **


William Guy Tongi - “The Sound Of Silence” by Simon & Garfunkel (with guitar)


Zachariah Smith - “Don’t Stop Me Now” by Queen


* opened

** closed (pimp spot)

Tuesday, December 13, 2022

American Idol Season 21 Showcase Round (Top 55)

54 of 55


Launched Monday, December 12th

Last Updated Monday, February 13th

Adin Boyer

Alexis “Lexi” Stephens

Austin Markham

Beckett Rex

Brayden King

Caden Glover

Cameron Osterloh

Caroline Kole

Colin Stough

Dawson Wayne

Destiny Reeves

Elijah McCormick

Elise Kristine

Emma Busse

Fire Willmore

Hannah Nicolaisen

Haven Madison

Isaac Brown

J. Valerione

Jayna Elise Brown

Joseph Lee White, Jr.


Kayleigh Clark

Kaylin Hedges

Kenley Brown

Kya Monee (AI19 Hollywood Week)

Lucy Love

Malik Heard

Mariah Faith

Marybeth Byrd

Matt Wilson

Megan Danielle

Michael Williams

Nailyah Serenity

Nutsa Buzaladze

Oliver Steele

Olivia Soli

Paige Anne

Phil Kane


Preston Duffee

Rebecca Brunner

Samuel Harness

Sarah Mac

Sarah Snyder

Stefan Benz

Summer Joy

Trey Louis

Tripp Taylor

Tyson Venegas

Warren Peay

Wé McDonald

William Guy Tongi

Zachariah Smith

Friday, April 15, 2022

American Idol Season 20 Top 20


01. Allegra Miles

02. Ava Maybee

03. Cadence Baker

04. Cameron Whitcomb

05. Christian Guardino

06. Daniel Marshall

07. Elli Rowe

08. Emyrson Flora

09. Fritz Hager

10. Hunter Girl

11. Jacob Moran

12. Jay Copeland

13. Katyrah Love

14. Kezia Istonia (a.k.a. Lady K.)

15. Leah Marlene

16. Mike Parker

17. Nicolina Bozzo

18. Noah Thompson

19. Sage

20. Tristen Gressett


Group 1

1. Danielle Finn

2. Scarlet Ayliz

Group 2

1. Sir Blayke