Monday, February 13, 2023

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

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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

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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)

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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

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

AI20 Semi-Finals (Top 24) Song Choices & Instruments

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Last Updated Wednesday, February 16th

Allegra Miles - "Adore You" by Harry Styles

Ava Maybee - "Tell Me Something Good" by Rufus & Chaka Khan

Cadence Baker - "Something's Got A Hold On Me" by Etta James

Cameron Whitcomb - "Bad Moon Rising" by Creedence Clearwater Revival

Christian Guardino - "Leave The Door Open" by Silk Sonic (Anderson Paak & Bruno Mars)

Daniel Marshall - "Heaven" by Bryan Adams

Danielle Finn - "Your Song" by Elton John

Elli Rowe (with guitar) - "Everywhere" by Fleetwood Mac

Emyrson Flora - T.B.D.

Fritz Hager (with guitar) - "Waves" by Dean Lewis

Hunter Girl - T.B.D.

Jacob Moran - "In My Blood" by Shawn Mendes

Jay Copeland - "I Want You Back" by The Jackson 5

Katyrah Love - "Blame It On The Boogie" by The Jackson 5

Kenedi Anderson - "Human" by Christina Perri

Kezia Istonia (a.k.a. Lady K.) - "Before He Cheats" by Carrie Underwood

Leah Marlene (with guitar) - "Call Me" by Blondie

Mike Parker - "Best Shot" by Jimmie Allen

Nicolina Bozzo - "Elastic Heart" by Sia

Noah Thompson (with guitar) - "Blue Side Of The Mountain" by The SteelDrivers

Sage - "Jolene" by Dolly Parton

Scarlet Ayliz - "Levitating" by Dua Lipa

Sir Blayke - "Breakeven (Falling To Pieces)" by The Script

Tristen Gressett - "With A Little Help From My Friends" by The Beatles

Friday, February 11, 2022

American Idol Season 20 Semi-Finals (Top 24)

Launched Friday, February 11th

Finalized Tuesday, February 15th

Corrected & Re-Finalized Thursday, February 17th


01. Allegra Miles

02. Ava Maybee

03. Cadence Baker

04. Danielle Finn

05. Elli Rowe

06. Emyrson Flora

07. Hunter Girl

08. Katyrah Love

09. Kenedi Anderson

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

11. Leah Marlene

12. Nicolina Bozzo

13. Sage

14. Scarlet Ayliz


01. Cameron Whitcomb

02. Christian Guardino

03. Daniel Marshall

04. Fritz Hager

05. Jacob Moran

06. Jay Copeland

07. Mike Parker

08. Noah Thompson

09. Sir Blayke

10. Tristen Gressett

Sunday, December 12, 2021

AI20 Showcase Round (Top 59) Standing Ovations

Note: It's not necessarily an exhaustive list, but it should be very close to it. Also, it does not guarantee that a contestant advanced.

While the judges otherwise refrain from commenting after the performances during the showcase round, Katy Perry made an exception when she repeatedly compared Elliot Greer to Vincent Van Gogh, following his performance of an original song.

All 3 Judges:

Allegra Miles

Christian Guardino

Danielle Clavell

Elli Rowe

Elliot Greer

Hunter Girl

Jacob Moran

Jay Copeland

Katyrah Love

Kelsie Dolin

Kenedi Anderson

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

Leah Marlene

Lexi Weege

Nicolina Bozzo

Noah Thompson


Sir Blayke

Tobias Hill

Only Lionel Richie:


Ryan Argast

Sam Moss

Scarlet Ayliz

Yoli Mayor

AI20 Showcase Round (Top 59) Song Choices & Instruments

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* opening spot

** female pimp spot

*** male pimp spot & overall pimp spot

Aaron Wessbery - "Steal My Girl" by One Direction

Allegra Miles (with guitar) - "Reality" (original song)

Ashley Blaire - "I’m Goin' Down" by Mary J. Blige

Ava Maybee - "Falling" by Harry Styles

Betty Maxwell - "The Joke" by Brandi Carlile

Briggs - "Hello" by Lionel Richie

Cadence Baker - "The Story" by Brandi Carlile 

Cameron Whitcomb - "It Ain’t Me, Babe" by Bob Dylan

Carly Mickeal - "My Church" by Maren Morris

Christian Guardino - "Sex On Fire" by Kings Of Leon

Ciasia Nicole - "Always Remember Us This Way" (from A Star Is Born) by Lady Gaga

Cole Wesley Ritter (with guitar) - “Heartbreak Hotel” by Elvis Presley

Corey Curtis (with guitar) - "You Need Me, I Don’t Need You" by Ed Sheeran

Dakota Hayden - "Pretty Heart" by Parker McCollum

Daniel Marshall (with guitar) - "Hard Workin' Man" by Brooks And Dunn

Danielle Clavell - "Tears Of Gold" by Faouzia

Danielle Finn - "Evergreen" by Yebba

Douglas Mills, Jr. - "Love In The Dark" by Adele

Elli Rowe - "Fields Of Gold" by Sting

Elliot Greer (with guitar) - "Tightened Tornadoes" (original song)

Emyrson Flora - "Honey" by Kehlani

Fritz Hager (with guitar) - "Inconsequential Love" (original song)

Hunter Girl (with guitar) - "Girl Goin' Nowhere" by Ashley McBride

Jacob Moran - "Is That Alright?" (from A Star Is Born) by Lady Gaga

Jay Copeland - "Jar Of Hearts" by Christina Perri ***

Joedi Silvers (with guitar) - "Sharp Dressed Man" by Z.Z. Top

Jordan Chase Torrez - "Cold" by Chris Stapleton

Jourdan Blue - "Home" by Daughtry

Katyrah Love - "Sweet Thing" by Rufus & Chaka Khan

Kaylin Roberson - "Million Reasons" by Lady Gaga

Kelsie Dolin - "Before You Go" by Lewis Capaldi

Kenedi Anderson - "Talking To The Moon" by Bruno Mars

Kevin Gullage - “I Can’t Stand The Rain” by Ann Peebles/Tina Turner

Kezia Istonia (a.k.a. Lady K.) - "I’d Rather Go Blind" by Etta James

Kirk Richmond - "Is This Love?" by Bob Marley

Leah Marlene (with guitar) - "She’s A Self Made Man" by Larkin Poe **

Lexi Weege - "Oh! Darling" by The Beatles

Max Embers - "Weight In Gold" by Gallant

Mike Parker - "Second Guessing" by Florida-Georgia Line

Morgan Gruber - "Piece By Piece" by Kelly Clarkson

Nicolina Bozzo - "Rolling In The Deep" by Adele

Noah Thompson - "Stay" by Rihanna & Mikky Ekko

Olivia Faye - "What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted?" by Jimmy Ruffin

Paige Fish - "Killing Me Softly With His Song" by Roberta Flack

Ryan Argast - "Too Close" by Alex Clare

Ryleigh Madison - "Blue" by LeAnn RImes

Sage - "I Hate This" by Tenille Arts

Sam Moss (with keyboard) - "Playing With Fire" (original song)

Scarlet Ayliz - "You Oughta Know" by Alanis Morissette

Sir Blayke - "Honesty" by Pink Sweats

Tobias Hill - "Uptown Funk" by Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars

Toni Alers - "Angels Like You " by Miley Cyrus

Tristen Gressett (with guitar) - "Come Together" by The Beatles *

Tyler Allen - "I Didn’t Know My Own Strength " by Whitney Houston

Valerie Marie - "Make It Rain" by Ed Sheeran

Wennely Quezada - "When I Look At You" by Miley Cyrus

Yoli Mayor - "Human" by RumGold

Zia Blue - "Stand Up" (from Harriet) by Cynthia Erivo

unidentified female contestant - "Love Runs Out" by OneRepublic

American Idol Season 20 Showcase Round (Top 59)

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01. Allegra Miles

02. Ashley Blaire

03. Ava Maybee

04. Betty Maxwell

05. Cadence Baker

06. Carly Mickeal

07. Ciasia Nicole

08. Danielle Clavell

09. Danielle Finn

10. Elli Rowe

11. Emyrson Flora

12. Hunter Girl

13. Katyrah Love

14. Kaylin Roberson

15. Kelsie Dolin

16. Kenedi Anderson

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

18. Leah Marlene

19. Lexi Weege

20. Morgan Gruber

21. Nicolina Bozzo

22. Olivia Faye

23. Paige Fish

24. Ryleigh Madison

25. Sage

26. Sam Moss

27. Scarlet Ayliz

28. Toni Alers

29. Valerie Marie

30. Wennely Quezada

31. Yoli Mayor

32. Zia Blue

33. -


01. Aaron Wessbery

02. Briggs

03. Cameron Whitcomb

04. Christian Guardino

05. Cole Wesley Ritter

06. Corey Curtis

07. Dakota Hayden

08. Daniel Marshall

09. Douglas Mills, Jr.

10. Elliot Greer

11. Fritz Hager

12. Jacob Moran (American Idol 17 Hollywood Week)

13. Jay Copeland

14. Joedi Silvers

15. Jordan Chase Torrez

16. Jourdan Blue

17. Kevin Gullage

18. Kirk Richmond

19. Max Embers

20. Mike Parker

21. Noah Thompson

22. Ryan Argast

23. Sir Blayke

24. Tobias Hill

25. Tristen Gressett

26. Tyler Allen

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

AI19 Top 4 Song Choices

Finneas Collaboration
Caleb Kennedy - T.B.D.
Casey Bishop & Chayce Beckham - "Break My Heart Again" by Finneas
Grace Kinstler & Willie Spence - "What They'll Say About Us" by Finneas

Personal Idol
Caleb Kennedy - T.B.D.
Casey Bishop - T.B.D.
Chayce Beckham - "Fire Away" by Chris Stapleton
Grace Kinstler - T.B.D.
Willie Spence - T.B.D.

Contestant's Single
Caleb Kennedy - "Raised On Dirt"
Casey Bishop - "Love Me, Leave Me"
Chayce Beckham - "23"
Grace Kinstler - "Love Someone"
Willie Spence - "Never Be Alone"