Tuesday, April 10, 2018

TIP Exclusive: Major Announcement - American Idol's Fate

We are pleased to announce that ABC is renewing American Idol.  In fact, the tentative plan is for next season to be a couple weeks longer than the current season.  American Idol Season 17 will premiere during the first quarter of 2019.

Sunday, March 4, 2018

American Idol Season 16 Top 14

1. Adam Sanders A.K.A. Ada Vox
2. Cade Foehner
3. Caleb Hutchinson
4. Catie Turner
5. Dennis Lorenzo
6. Gabby Barrett
7. Garrett Jacobs
8. Jonny Brenns
9. Jurnee Siani
10. Maddie Poppe
11. Mara Justine
12. Marcio Donaldson
13. Michael Woodard
14. Michelle Sussettf

AI16 Top 24 Group 2 Advancement Order & Eliminations

Advanced:
1. Mara Justine (Katy Perry)
2. Maddie Poppe (Lionel Richie)
3. Jurnee Siani (Luke Bryan)
4. Adam Sanders A.K.A. Ada Vox (Katy Perry)
5. Caleb Hutchinson (Lionel Richie)
6. Garrett Jacobs (Luke Bryan)
7. Marcio Donaldson (Katy Perry)

Eliminated:
1. Alyssa Raghunandan
2. Amelia Harris
3. Effie Passero
4. Shannon O'Hara
5. Ron Bultongez

AI16 Top 24 Group 1 Advancement Order & Eliminations

Advanced:
1. Cade Foehner (Katy Perry)
2. Michelle Sussett (Lionel Richie)
3. Dennis Lorenzo (Luke Bryan)
4 Gabby Barrett (Katy Perry)
5. Jonny Brenns (Lionel Richie)
6. Michael Woodard (Luke Bryan)
7. Catie Turner (Katy Perry)

Eliminated:
1. Brandon Diaz
2. Dominique Posey
3. Kay Kay Alexis
4. Layla Spring
5. Trevor McBane

AI16 Top 24 Group 2 Celebrity Duet Pairings, Song Choices, Instruments, & Song Choices

1. Caleb Hutchinson & Bebe Rexha - "Meant To Be" by Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line
2. Ada Vox & Lea Michele - "Defying Gravity" by Idina Menzel & Kristin Chenoweth (from 'Wicked')
3. Maddie Poppe & Colbie Caillat (with guitar) - "Bubbly" by Colbie Caillat
4. Alyssa Raghunandan & Banners (with guitar) - "Yellow" by Coldplay
5. Amelia Harris & Bebe Rexha - "Me, Myself, And I" by G-Eazy & Bebe Rexha
6. Shannon O'Hara & Cam - "Burning House" by Cam
7. Ron Bultongez (with guitar) & Banners (with guitar) - "Someone To You" (AI16 promo song)
8. Marcio Donaldson & Allen Stone (with electric guitar) - "What's Going On" by Marvin Gaye
9. Jurnee Siani & Lea Michele - "Run To by Lea Michele
10. Garrett Jacobs & Colbie Caillat - "Lucky" by Jason Mraz & Colbie Caillat
11. Mara Justine & Rachel Platten (with piano) - "Fight Song" by Rachel Platten
12. Effie Passero & Cam - "Diane" by Cam

AI16 Top 24 Group 2 Solo Song Choices, Instruments, & Performance Order

1. Amelia Harris - "Believer" by Imagine Dragons
2. Garrett Jacobs (with guitar) - "Treat You Better" by Shawn Mendes
3. Maddie Poppe (with guitar) - "Brand New Key" by Melanie
4. Ada Vox - "Feeling Good" by Nina Simone
5. Caleb Hutchinson - "Die A Happy Man" by Thomas Rhett
6. Effie Passero - "Barracuda" by Heart
7. Alyssa Raghunandan - "Stay" by Rihanna & Mikky Ekko
8. Marcio Donaldson - "Inseparable" by Natalie Cole
9. Mara Justine - "Run To You" by Whitney Houston
10. Jurnee Siani - "Flashlight" by Jessie J.
11. Shannon O'Hara - "All I Ask" by Adele
12. Ron Bultongez - "Dancing On My Own" by Robyn

AI16 Top 24 Group 1 Celebrity Duet Pairings, Song Choices, Instruments, & Performance Order

1. Catie Turner & Andy Grammer - "Good To Be Alive (Hallelujah)" by Andy Grammer
2. Cade Foehner (with electric guitar) & Bishop Briggs - "Never Tear Us Apart" by Inxs
3. Layla Spring & Sugarland (Kristian Bush with guitar) - "Stuck Like Glue" by Sugarland
4. Dominique Posey & Aloe Blacc - "Wake Me Up!" by Avicii & Aloe Blacc
5. Brandon Diaz & Luis Fonsi - "Despacito" by Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee, & Justin Bieber
6. Kay Kay Alexis & Pat Monahan of Train - "Drive By" by Train
7. Trevor McBane & Bishop Briggs - "River" by Bishop Briggs
8. Michelle Sussett & Luis Fonsi - "I Can't Make You Love Me" by Bonnie Raitt
9. Jonny Brenns & Andy Grammer - "Back Home" by Andy Grammer
10. Dennis Lorenzo (with guitar) & Allen Stone (with electric guitar) - "Unaware" by Allen Stone
11. Michael Woodard & Pat Monahan of Train - "Angel In Blue Jeans" by Train
12. Gabby Barrett & Sugarland (Kristian Bush with guitar) - "Stay" by Sugarland

AI16 Top 24 Group 1 Solo Song Choices, Instruments, & Performance Order

1. Dominique Posey - "Ain't Nobody" by Rufus & Chaka Khan
2. Layla Spring - "A Broken Wing" by Martina McBride
3. Catie Turner - "Call Me" by Blondie
4. Dennis Lorenzo - "Rude" by Magic
5. Michelle Sussett - "If I Were A Boy" (Spanglish version) by Beyoncé
6. Michael Woodard - "Homeward Bound" by Simon And Garfunkel
7. Trevor McBane - "Way Down We Go" by Kaleo
8. Jonny Brenns - "Georgia" by Vance Joy
9. Kay Kay Alexis - "Love On The Brain" by Rihanna
10. Brandon Diaz - "Hello" by Lionel Richie
11. Gabby Barrett - "My Church" by Maren Morris
12. Cade Foehner (with electric guitar) - "Watchtower" by The Jimi Hendrix Experience/Bob Dylan

AI16 Top 24 Celebrity Duet Acts

Group 1
1. Allen Stone *
2. Aloe Blacc *
3. Andy Grammer **
4. Bishop Briggs **
5. Luis Fonsi **
6. Pat Monahan of Train **
7. Sugarland (Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush) **

Group 2
1. Allen Stone *
2. Banners **
3. Bebe Rexha **
4. Cam **
5. Colbie Caillat **
6. Lea Michele **
7. Rachel Platten *

* 1 performance
** 2 performances

AI16 Top 24 Group Assignments

Group 1
1. Brandon Diaz
2. Cade Foehner
3. Catie Turner
4. Dennis Lorenzo
5. Dominique Posey
6. Gabby Barrett
7. Jonny Brenns
8. Kay Kay Alexis
9. Layla Spring
10. Michael Woodard
11. Michelle Sussett
12. Trevor McBane

Group 2
1. Adam Sanders A.K.A. Ada Vox
2. Alyssa Raghunandan
3. Amelia Harris
4. Caleb Hutchinson
5. Effie Passero
6. Garrett Jacobs
7. Jurnee Siani
8. Maddie Poppe
9. Mara Justine
10. Marcio Donaldson
11. Ron Bultongez
12. Shannon O’Hara

Saturday, February 10, 2018

American Idol Season 16 Top 24

Launched Saturday, February 10th
Re-Finalized Sunday, March 4th

Thanks to M.J. for a significant portion of the top 24!

Females
01. Alyssa Raghunandan
02. Amelia Harris
03. Catie Turner
04. Effie Passero
05. Gabby Barrett
06. Jurnee Siani [AI15 Hollywood Week]
07. Kay Kay Alexis
08. Layla Spring
09. Maddie Poppe
10. Mara Justine
11. Michelle Sussett
12. Shannon O’Hara

Males
01. Adam Sanders A.K.A. Ada Vox [AI12 Top 52]
02. Brandon Diaz
03. Cade Foehner
04. Caleb Hutchinson
05. Dennis Lorenzo
06. Dominique Posey
07. Garrett Jacobs
08. Jonny Brenns
09. Marcio Donaldson [AI15 Hollywood Week]
10. Michael Woodard
11. Ron Bultongez
12. Trevor McBane

Monday, February 5, 2018

American Idol Season 16 Showcase Round (Top 50)

Launched Monday, February 5th
Finalized Friday, February 9th

Females
01. Alyssa Raghunandan
02. Amalia Watty
03. Amelia Harris
04. Britney Holmes [America's Choice Audition]
05. Carly Moffa
06. Catie Turner
07. Christina Jones
08. Effie Passero
09. Gabby Barrett
10. Harper Grace
11. Julia Cole
12. Jurnee Siani [AI15 Hollywood Week]
13. Kaitlann Runnels
14. Kassy Levels [AI15 Top 51]
15. Kay Kay Alexis
16. Kourtney Smith
17. Layla Spring
18. Lee Vasi
19. Maddie Poppe
20. Maddie Zahm
21. Mara Justine
22. Michelle Sussett
23. Shannon O'Hara
24. Victoria McQueen

Males
01. Adam Sanders A.K.A. Ada Vox [AI12 Top 52]
02. Brandon Diaz
03. Cade Foehner
04. Caleb Hutchinson
05. Cody Martin
06. Dennis Lorenzo
07. Dominique Posey
08. Ephraim Bugumba A.K.A. Story Teller
09. Garrett Jacobs
10. Jonny Brenns
11. Justin Ray [AI9 Top 48]
12. Lane Hardy
13. Les Greene
14. Marcio Donaldson [AI15 Hollywood Week]
15. Michael Moodard
16. Milo Sposato
17. Noah Davis
18. Ricky Manning
19. Ron Bultongez
20. Samothias Sohmer
21. Stephen Quinn
22. Taylor Williams
23. Thaddeus Johnson [AI9 Top 48]
24. Trevor Holmes
25. Trevor McBane
26. William Casanova

Monday, June 12, 2017

AI16 Auditions

Thursday, August 17th: Orlando, Florida
Thursday, August 17th: Portland, Oregon
Saturday, August 19th: Miami, Florida
Sunday, August 20th: Oakland, California
Tuesday, August 22nd: Atlanta, Georgia
Wednesday, August 23rd: Provo, Utah
Friday, August 25th: Charleston, South Carolina
Saturday, August 26th: Denver, Colorado
Sunday, August 27th: Asheville, North Carolina
Tuesday, August 29th: Omaha, Nebraska
Wednesday, August 30th: Louisville, Kentucky
Friday, September 1st: Tulsa, Oklahoma
Sunday, September 3rd: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Monday, September 4th: Shreveport, Louisiana
Tuesday, September 5th: Annapolis, Maryland
Thursday, September 7th: Muscle Shoals, Alabama
Friday, September 8th: Boston, Massachusetts
Monday, September 11th: Chicago, Illinois
Thursday, September 14th: New Orleans, Louisiana

* Venues To Be Announced