Sunday, February 2, 2020

American Idol Season 18 Showcase Round (Top 40) Performance Details

Song Choices, Instruments, Etc.
Launched Sunday, February 2nd

Aliana Jester - "This Is Me" by Keala Settle/Kesha (from The Greatest Showman)
Amber Fiedler - "Good Kisser" by Lake Street Dive
Amelia Joyce - "Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word" by Elton John
Bilaal Avaz - T.B.D.
Cameron Havens (with guitar) - "Whipping Post" by The Allman Brothers Band
Cyniah Elise - "Lady Marmalade" by LaBelle
DemiRae "Demi" Moreno - T.B.D.
Devon Alexander (with guitar) - "Falling" by Harry Styles
DeWayne Crocker, Jr. - "Old Town Road" by Lil' Nas X.
Dibesh Pokharel A.K.A. Arthur Gunn (with guitar) - "Is This Love?" by Bob Marley & The Wailers
Dillon James (with guitar) - "The Times They Are A-Changin'" by Bob Dylan
Elyjuh René - "Best Part" by Daniel Caesar & H.E.R.
Emma Valentine - T.B.D.
Faith Becnel - "Ain't Nobody" by Rufus & Chaka Khan
Francisco Martin - "Sex On Fire" by Kings Of Leon
Franklin Boone (with guitar) - "Daughters" by John Mayer
Geena Fontanella - "Finesse" by Bruno Mars
Genavieve Linkowski - "You Say" by Lauren Daigle
Grace Leer - "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" by Aretha Franklin
Grace Lundy - "Bruises" by Lewis Capaldi
Jeb VonderBruegge - T.B.D.
Jonny West (with piano) - "You Found Me" by The Fray
Jordan Jones - "Redbone" by Childish Gambino
Jovin Webb - "You Are The Best Thing" by Ray LaMontagne
Julia Gargano - "Glitter In The Air" by Pink
Kimmy Gabriela - "Sorry, Not Sorry" by Demi Lovato
Lauren Mascitti - "More Hearts Than Mine" by Ingrid Andress
Lauren Spencer-Smith - "Break Every Chain" by Tasha Cobbs
Louis "Louie" Knight - "Castle On The Hill" by Ed Sheeran
Makayla Brownlee - T.B.D.
Makayla Phillips - "You Don't Do It For Me Anymore" by Demi Lovato
Natalie Jane - "Cool" by Jonas Brothers
Nick Merico - "When I Was Your Man" by Bruno Mars
Olivia Ximines - "Proud Mary" by Creedence Clearwater Revival
Perrin York - "Electric Feel" by M.G.M.T.
Rob Taylor - T.B.D.
Samantha "Sam" Diaz A.K.A. Just Sam - "Como La Flor (Like The Flower)" by Selena Y Los Dinos
Shannon Gibbons - "Send My Love (To Your New Lover)" by Adele
Sophia Wackerman - "Levels" by Nick Jonas
Travis Finlay - "That's What I Like" by Bruno Mars

American Idol Season 18 Semi-Finals (Top 20)

Top 20
Launched & Finalized Sunday, February 2nd

Females
01. Aliana Jester
02. Cyniah Elise
03. Faith Becnel
04. Grace Leer [American Juniors Top 20]
05. Julia Gargano
06. Kimmy Gabriela
07. Lauren Mascitti
08. Lauren Spencer-Smith
09. Makayla Phillips [America's Got Talent Season 13 Top 22]
10. Olivia Ximines
11. Samantha "Sam" Diaz (A.K.A. Just Sam)
12. Sophia Wackerman

Males
01. DeWayne Crocker, Jr. [B.E.T.'s Sunday Best: Race To The Stage Winner]
02. Dibesh Pokharel (A.K.A. Arthur Gunn)
03. Dillon James
04. Franklin Boone
05. Jonny West
06. Jovin Webb
07. Louis "Louie" Knight
08. Nick Merico [AI17 Hollywood Week - Withdrew]

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

American Idol Season 18 Showcase Round (Top 40)

Top 40
Launched Wednesday, January 29th & Finalized Monday, February 3rd

Females
01. Aliana Jester
02. Amber Fiedler
03. Amelia Joyce
04. Cyniah Elise
05. DemiRae "Demi" Moreno
06. Emma Valentine
07. Faith Becnel
08. Geena Fontanella
09. Genavieve Linkowski [AI16 Hollywood Week]
10. Grace Leer [American Juniors Top 20]
11. Grace Lundy
12. Julia Gargano
13. Kimmy Gabriela
14. Lauren Mascitti
15. Lauren Spencer-Smith
16. Makayla Brownlee
17. Makayla Phillips [America's Got Talent Season 13 Top 22]
18. Natalie Jane
19. Olivia Ximines
20. Perrin York
21. Samantha "Sam" Diaz (A.K.A. Just Sam)
22. Shannon Gibbons
23. Sophia Wackerman

Males
01. Bilaal Avaz
02. Cameron Havens
03. Devon Alexander
04. DeWayne Crocker, Jr. [B.E.T.'s Sunday Best: Race To The Stage Winner]
05. Dibesh Pokharel (A.K.A. Arthur Gunn)
06. Dillon James
07. Elyjuh René [The Voice U.S. Season 7 Top 20]
08. Francisco Martin
09. Franklin Boone
10. Jeb VonderBruegge
11. Jonny West
12. Jordan Jones
13. Jovin Webb
14. Louis "Louie" Knight
15. Nick Merico [AI17 Hollywood Week - Withdrew]
16. Rob Taylor [The Voice U.S. Season 8 Top 10]
17. Travis Finlay [AI14 Hollywood Week]

Sunday, May 12, 2019

AI17 Top 5 Song Choices & Instruments

Elton John:
Alejandro Aranda - "Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word" by Elton John
Laci Booth - "Saturday Night's Alright (For Fighting)" by Elton John
Laine Hardy - "Something About The Way You Look Tonight" by Elton John
Madison VanDenburg - "Your Song" by Elton John
Wade Cota - "Rocket Man (I Think It's Going To Be A Long, Long Time)" by Elton John

Bobby Bones' Choice:
Alejandro Aranda - "No Woman, No Cry" by Bob Marley
Laci Booth - "The House That Built Me" by Miranda Lambert
Laine Hardy - TBD
Madison VanDenburg - "What About Us" by Pink
Wade Cota - TBD

Dedications:
Alejandro Aranda (with piano) - "Blesser" also known as "Romance" (original song)
Laci Booth - TBD
Laine Hardy - TBD
Madison VanDenburg - TBD
Wade Cota - TBD

Saturday, April 13, 2019

AI17 Top 14 Song Choices & Instruments

Alejandro Aranda (with keyboard and disc jockey set) - "One Dance" by Drake, WizKid, & Kyla
Alyssa Raghunandan * - "She Used To Be Mine" by Sara Bareilles
Ashley Hess (with piano) - "Fix You" by Coldplay
Dimitrius Graham * - "Perfect" by Ed Sheeran
Eddie Island * - "Bennie And The Jets" by Elton John
Evelyn Cormier * - "The Middle" by Jimmy Eat World
Jeremiah Harmon (with piano) - "We All Fall In Love Sometimes" by Elton John
Laci Booth * - "I Miss You" by Blink-182
Laine Hardy (with guitar) - "That's All Right (Mama)" by Arthur Crudup/Elvis Presley
Madison VanDenburg (with piano) - "Fallin'" by Alicia Keys
Riley Thompson * - "Suds In The Bucket" by Sara Evans
Uché Ndubizu * - "Finesse" by Bruno Mars
Wade Cota (with guitar) - "Trouble" by Ray LaMontagne
Walker Burroughs * - "Climb Ev'ry Mountain" by Margery MacKay (from 'The Sound Of Music')

* no instrument

Saturday, April 6, 2019

TIP Exclusive: American Idol Season 18

Once again, we are pleased to announce that ABC is renewing American Idol.  Having said that, major changes are expected to occur.  American Idol Season 18 will premiere during the first/second quarter of 2020.

Sunday, February 24, 2019

American Idol's New Executive Producer: Chris Anokute


with Katy Perry
36-year-old Chris Anokute has joined American Idol as an Executive Producer, alongside the all-female trio that launched the revival series. Also, he will oversee career development for the eventual season 17 winner. Welcome Chris to the American Idol community!

Sunday, February 17, 2019

American Idol Season 17 Top 14

1. Alejandro Aranda
2. Alyssa Raghunandan
3. Ashley Hess
4. Dimitrius Graham
5. Eddie Island
6. Evelyn Cormier
7. Jeremiah Harmon
8. Laci Booth
9. Laine Hardy
10. Madison VanDenburg
11. Riley Thompson
12. Uché Ndubizu
13. Wade Cota
14. Walker Burroughs

AI17 Top 20 Group 2 Advancement Order & Eliminations

Advanced:
1. Evelyn Cormier (Katy Perry)
2. Alyssa Raghunandan (Lionel Richie)
3. Jeremiah Harmon (Luke Bryan)
4. Wade Cota (Katy Perry)
5. Dimitrius Graham (Lionel Richie)
6. Eddie Island (Luke Bryan)
7. Alejandro Aranda (Katy Perry)

Eliminated:
1. Logan Johnson
2. Raquel Trinidad
3. Ryan Hammond

AI17 Top 20 Group 2 Celebrity Duet Pairings, Song Choices, Instruments, & Performance Order

1. Alyssa Raghunandan & Julia Michaels - "Issues" by Julia Michaels
2. Eddie Island & Lukas Graham - "7 Years" by Lukas Graham
3. Wade Cota & Lovely The Band (with multiple instruments) - "Broken" by Lovely The Band
4. Ryan Hammond & Cynthia Erivo - TBD
5. Evelyn Cormier & Chris Isaak (with guitar) - "Wicked Game" by Chris Isaak
6. Logan Johnson & Julia Michaels - "What A Time" by Julia Michaels & Niall Horan
7. Raquel Trinidad & Lovely The Band (with multiple instruments) - "Tiny Dancer" by Elton John
8. Alejandro Aranda (with guitar) & Ben Harper (with guitar) - "There Will Be A Light" by Ben Harper
9. Dimitrius Graham & Lukas Graham - "Love Someone" by Lukas Graham
10. Jeremiah Harmon & Cynthia Erivo - "Time After Time" by Cyndi Lauper

Saturday, February 16, 2019

AI17 Top 20 Group 1 Advancement Order & Eliminations

Advanced:
1. Laci Booth (Katy Perry)
2. Ashley Hess (Lionel Richie)
3. Walker Burroughs (Luke Bryan)
4. Madison VanDenburg (Katy Perry)
5. Uché Ndubizu (Lionel Richie)
6. Riley Thompson (Luke Bryan)
7. Laine Hardy (Katy Perry)

Eliminated:
1. Cristina Contreras
2. Kate Barnette
3. Shawn Robinson