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"

Sunday, May 2, 2021

AI19 Top 10 Song Choices

  • Alyssa Wray - "A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes" (from Cinderella)
  • Arthur Gunn - "Remember Me" (from Coco)
  • Caleb Kennedy (with guitar) - "Real Gone" (from Cars)
  • Casey Bishop - "When She Loved Me" (from Toy Story)
  • Cassandra Coleman - "Go The Distance" (from Hercules)
  • Chayce Beckham (with guitar) - "Baby Mine" (from Dumbo)
  • DeShawn Goncalves - "When You Wish Upon A Star" (from Pinocchio)
  • Grace Kinstler - "Into The Unknown" (from Frozen 2)
  • Hunter Metts - "You'll Be In My Heart" (from Tarzan)
  • Willie Spence - "Circle Of Life" (from The Lion King)

Saturday, April 17, 2021

TIP Exclusive: American Idol Season 20 Renewal

We are pleased to announce that, despite the ratings being at an all-time low, ABC is renewing American Idol for its landmark twentieth season.

Of course, it will also be American Idol's fifth season on ABC, which is a smaller but still significant milestone in itself, as there were many who doubted that the revival would last more than a few seasons.

However, for the first time during the ABC era, top network executives and producers are seriously considering changes to the judging panel, especially with global superstar Ariana Grande recently being announced as a coach for its rival, The Voice, on NBC.

Additionally, for those wondering, it is still unknown whether or not withdrawn AI19 semi-finalist Wyatt Pike would be allowed to return next season (if he even wanted to).

American Idol Season 20 will premiere during the first quarter of 2022, with its finale mere weeks before the 20-year anniversary of the inaugural season's premiere in June 2002.

Thursday, April 8, 2021

American Idol Season 19 Top 16

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01. Alanis Sophia
02. Alyssa Wray
03. Ava August
04. Brennan Hepler (a.k.a. Beane)
05. Caleb Kennedy
06. Casey Bishop
07. Cassandra Coleman
08. Chayce Beckham
09. Colin Jamieson
10. DeShawn Goncalves
11. Grace Kinstler
12. Graham DeFranco
13. Hunter Metts
14. Madison Watkins
15. Willie Spence
16. Wyatt Pike

Eliminated

Group 1
01. Alana Sherman
02. Andrea Valles
03. Anilee List
04. Cecil Ray Baker

Group 2
01. Hannah Everhart
02. Jason Warrior
03. Liahona Olayan
04. Mary Jo Young

Thursday, April 1, 2021

American Idol Season 19: AI18 Top 20 Second Chance Twist

April 2nd Confirmation: This is not an April Fool's Day joke.

For those who forgot or didn't know, the most recent episode was suppose to end with "a surprise twist that no one saw coming," according to its official synopsis, but it didn't happen. Well, the announcement of said twist was simply delayed. It's not just any twist, either. In our opinion, it's the largest twist in American Idol history, by far.
  • The major twist is that 10 contestants from the AI18 Top 20 will be returning for a second chance, effectively making a Top 34.
  • To clarify, the Second Chance contestants are in addition to the 2 wild cards, which will be selected by the judges.
  • Second Chance contestants will in fact be voted on by the public.
  • Second Chance Performances will air Monday, April 19th, with the voting results serving as the cliffhanger for the 13-day hiatus.
  • Only a "few" of the 10 Second Chance contestants will ultimately compete with the new contestants.
  • The "few" winners of Second Chance will be officially revealed and merge with the remaining newbie finalists on Sunday, May 2nd.

Participating
Dibesh Pokharel (a.k.a. Arthur Gunn) - Runner-Up
Louis Knight - Top 7
Makayla Phillips - Top 11
Aliana Jester - Top 20
Cyniah Elise - Top 20
DeWayne Crocker, Jr. - Top 20
Faith Becnel - Top 20
Franklin Boone - Top 20
Nick Merico - Top 20
Olivia Ximines - Top 20

Declined Offer Or Not Offered
Jonny West - Top 5
Jovin Webb - Top 11
Sophia James/Wackerman - Top 7
Kimmy Gabriela - Top 20
Lauren Spencer-Smith - Top 20

Ineligible
(won and/or signed by American Idol-affiliated record labels)
Samantha Diaz (a.k.a. Just Sam) - Winner
Dillon James - Top 5
Francisco Martin - Top 5
Julia Gargano - Top 7
Grace Leer - Top 11

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

AI19 Top 24 Celebrity Duet Song Choices

  • Alana Sherman & Brian McKnight - "Back At One" by Brian McKnight
  • Alanis Sophia & Jimmie Allen - “Shallow” (from A Star Is Born) by Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper
  • Alyssa Wray & Katharine McPhee - T.B.D.
  • Andrea Valles & Brian McKnight - "Careless Whisper" by Wham!/George Michael
  • Anilee List & Joss Stone - "Tell Me Something Good" by Rufus & Chaka Khan
  • Ava August & Josh Groban - T.B.D.
  • Brennan Hepler (a.k.a. Beane) & Josh Groban - T.B.D.
  • Caleb Kennedy & Jason Aldean [with guitar] - T.B.D.
  • Casey Bishop & Brandon Boyd (of Incubus) - “Wish You Were Here” by Incubus
  • Cassandra Coleman & Ryan Tedder (of OneRepublic) [with piano] - T.B.D.
  • Cecil Ray Baker & Jimmie Allen - “Freedom Was A Highway” by Jimmie Allen & Brad Paisley
  • Chayce Beckham [with guitar] & Brandon Boyd (of Incubus) - “Drive” by Incubus
  • Colin Jamieson & Tori Kelly - T.B.D.
  • DeShawn Goncalves & Ryan Tedder (of OneRepublic) - T.B.D.
  • Grace Kinstler & Joss Stone - "Midnight Train To Georgia" by Gladys Knight & The Pips
  • Graham DeFranco & Ben Rector [with keyboard] - "Love Like This" by Ben Rector
  • Hannah Everhart & Jason Aldean - T.B.D.
  • Hunter Metts & Jewel [with guitar] - T.B.D.
  • Jason Warrior & P.J. Morton (of Maroon 5) [with keyboard] - "How Deep Is Your Love?" by The Bee Gees
  • Liahona Olayan & P.J. Morton (of Maroon 5) [with keyboard] - "Say So" by P.J. Morton & JoJo
  • Madison Watkins & Tori Kelly - T.B.D.
  • Mary Jo Young & Jewel - T.B.D.
  • Willie Spence & Katharine McPhee - T.B.D.
  • Wyatt Pike & Ben Rector [with guitar] - "Brand New" by Ben Rector

Sunday, March 28, 2021

AI19 Green Mile (Top ~40)

For those confused:
64 contestants made it to the Hollywood Week Band Round (billed as "Showstopper Round"), but only ~40 of them made it to the Green Mile.

  1. Alana Sherman
  2. Alanis Sophia
  3. Alex Miller
  4. Althea Grace
  5. Alyssa Wray
  6. Amanda Mena
  7. Andrea Valles
  8. Anilee List
  9. Anthony Guzman
  10. Ava August
  11. Benson Boone
  12. Brennan Hepler (a.k.a. Beane)
  13. Caleb Kennedy
  14. Camille Lamb
  15. Casey Bishop
  16. Cassandra Coleman
  17. Cecil Ray Baker
  18. Chayce Beckham
  19. Chukwuka Okafo (a.k.a. Dr. Soul)
  20. Colin Jamieson
  21. DeShawn Goncalves
  22. Drake McCain [AI17 Top 40]
  23. Emilie Hamilton (a.k.a. EmiSunshine)
  24. Funke Lagoke
  25. Grace Kinstler
  26. Graham DeFranco
  27. Hannah Everhart
  28. Hunter Metts
  29. Jason Warrior
  30. Laila Mach
  31. Liahona Olayan
  32. Lizzy O'Very
  33. Madison Watkins
  34. Mary Jo Young
  35. Mignon
  36. Nia Renée
  37. Philip Murphy (a.k.a. Blind Boy)
  38. Ronda Felton
  39. Willie Spence
  40. Wyatt Pike
  41. Zach Sines

AI19 Top 24 Celebrity Duet Pairings

Ben Rector
1. Graham DeFranco
2. Wyatt Pike 

Brandon Boyd (of Incubus)
1. Casey Bishop
2. Chayce Beckham 

Brian McKnight
1. Alana Sherman
2. Andrea Valles

Jason Aldean
1. Caleb Kennedy
2. Hannah Everhart 

Jewel
1. Hunter Metts
2. Mary Jo Young 

Jimmie Allen [AI10 Green Mile]
1. Alanis Sophia
2. Cecil Ray Baker 

Josh Groban
1. Ava August
2. Brennan Hepler (a.k.a. Beane)

Joss Stone
1. Anilee List
2. Grace Kinstler

Katharine McPhee [AI5 Runner-Up]
1. Alyssa Wray
2. Willie Spence

P.J. Morton (of Maroon 5)
1. Jason Warrior
2. Liahona Olayan

Ryan Tedder (of OneRepublic)
1. Cassandra Coleman
2. DeShawn Goncalves

Tori Kelly [AI9 Green Mile]
1. Colin Jamieson
2. Madison Watkins

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

AI19 Top 24 Group Assignments

Group 1 (7-5)
01. Alana Sherman
02. Alanis Sophia
03. Alyssa Wray
04. Andrea Valles
05. Anilee List
06. Cassandra Coleman
07. Cecil Ray Baker
08. DeShawn Goncalves
09. Grace Kinstler
10. Graham DeFranco
11. Willie Spence
12. Wyatt Pike

Group 2 (6-6)
01. Ava August
02. Brennan Hepler (a.k.a. Beane)
03. Caleb Kennedy
04. Casey Bishop
05. Chayce Beckham
06. Colin Jamieson
07. Hannah Everhart
08. Hunter Metts
09. Jason Warrior
10. Liahona Olayan
11. Madison Watkins
12. Mary Jo Young

Monday, March 22, 2021

AI19 Hollywood Week Round 2 (Duets) Song List - 80 Songs

* for contestants 21+ only

  • Adam Lambert - "Whataya Want From Me?"
  • Alex Clare - "Too Close"
  • Ariana Grande - "Dangerous Woman"
  • B.T.S. - "Dynamite"
  • Bad English - "When I See You Smile"
  • Benny Blanco, Halsey, & Khalid - "Eastside"
  • Brantley Gilbert & Lindsay Ell - "What Happens In A Small Town"
  • Bruno Mars - "Grenade"
  • Bruno Mars - "Locked Out Of Heaven"
  • Bryan Adams & Tina Turner - "It's Only Love"
  • Carly Simon & James Taylor - "Mockingbird"
  • Carrie Underwood - "Blown Away"
  • Carrie Underwood - "Church Bells"
  • Carrie Underwood & Miranda Lambert - "Something Bad"
  • Celine Dion & Barbra Streisand - "Tell Him"
  • David Guetta & Sia - "Titanium"
  • Elton John - "Bennie And The Jets"
  • Elton John & Kiki Dee - "Don't Go Breaking My Heart"
  • Etta James - "All I Could Do Was Cry"
  • Fleetwood Mac - "Dreams"
  • Florida-Georgia Line - "Cruise"
  • Gabby Barrett & Charlie Puth - "I Hope"
  • George Michael & Aretha Franklin - "I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)"
  • Gotye & Kimbra - "Somebody That I Used To Know"
  • Hall & Oates - "You Make My Dreams"
  • Harry Styles - "Sign Of The Times"
  • Harry Styles - "Watermelon Sugar"
  • Havana Brown & Pitbull - "We Run The Night"
  • Ike & Tina Turner - "River Deep, Mountain High"
  • Jason Aldean & Kelly Clarkson - "Don't You Wanna Stay?"
  • Jessie J. - "Domino"
  • Jessie Reyez - "Figures"
  • Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes - "Up Where We Belong"
  • John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John - "You're The One That I Want"
  • Johnny Cash - "I Walk The Line"
  • Johnny Cash & June Carter Cash - "Daddy Sang Bass"
  • Jon Pardi - "Dirt On My Boots"
  • Justin Bieber & Dan + Shay - "10,000 Hours"
  • Justin Bieber & Ed Sheeran - "I Don't Care"
  • Keith Urban & Carrie Underwood - "The Fighter"
  • Keith Urban & Pink - "One Too Many"
  • Kelly Clarkson - "Since You Been Gone"
  • Lady A. - "What If I Never Get Over You?"
  • Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande - "Rain On Me"
  • Lauren Daigle - "You Say"
  • Lee Brice & Carly Pearce - "I Hope You're Happy Now"
  • Lesley Gore - "You Don't Own Me"
  • Lewis Capaldi - "Bruises"
  • Lil' Nas X. & Billy Ray Cyrus - "Old Town Road (Remix)"
  • Lizzo - "Truth Hurts"
  • Maren Morris & Brandi Carlile - "Common"
  • Maroon 5 - "Memories"
  • Marvin Gaye - "How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)"
  • Meghan Trainor & A.J. Mitchell - "After You"
  • Melanie - "Brand New Key"
  • Miley Cyrus - "Midnight Sky"
  • Miranda Lambert - "Mama's Broken Heart"
  • Ne-Yo - "Closer"
  • Noah Cyrus & Leon Bridges - "July"
  • P.J. Morton & JoJo - "Say So"
  • Pink - "Try"
  • Pink & Nate Ruess - "Just Give Me A Reason"
  • Reba McEntire - "Fancy"
  • Rihanna & Mikky Ekko - "Stay"
  • Robyn/Calum Scott - "Dancing On My Own"
  • Sam Cooke - "Cupid"
  • Sam Smith & Demi Lovato - "I'm Ready"
  • Sara Bareilles & John Legend - "A Safe Place To Land"
  • Shawn Mendes - "Mercy"
  • Sia - "Chandelier"
  • Sia - "Cheap Thrills"
  • Sia/Daughtry - "Alive"
  • Steve Winwood/Kygo & Whitney Houston - "Higher Love"
  • Stevie Nicks & Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers - "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around"
  • Stevie Wonder - "For Once In My Life"
  • Tears For Fears - "Everybody Wants To Rule The World"
  • The Greatest Showman Cast/Pink - "A Million Dreams" (From The Greatest Showman)
  • The Highwaymen - "Highwayman"
  • The Script - "Breakeven"
  • Zac Efron & Zendaya/James Arthur & Anne-Marie - "Rewrite The Stars" (From The Greatest Showman)

Sunday, February 21, 2021

Take #2: American Idol Season 19 Semi-Finals (Top 24 + Twist)

Sunday, February 21st
Originally Launched, Finalized, & Withdrawn

Thursday, March 11th
Re-Launched As "Take #2"

Monday, March 22nd
"Take #2" Finalized

  • Green Mile twist remains unknown but it is not simply an addition (as with Jermaine Jones expanding the Top 24 to a Top 25 in season 11).
  • There are in fact just 24 slots for the 1st round of the semi-finals.
  • The twist is suspected to be a duel for the final position (as with Ben Briley versus Neco Starr in season 13 and Grace Leer versus Lauren Mascitti in season 18).
  • Benson Boone is confirmed to have withdrawn from the Top 24 and been replaced, making him only the 2nd semi-finalist (or finalist) in American Idol history to do so, with the 1st being Mario Vazquez who withdrew from the AI4 Top 12.
  • It is also confirmed that Anilee List made the Top 24 as a result of Benson's withdrawal, either as a conventional replacement or by invalidating the need for a duel between her and another contestant on the list.
  • The Top 24 will not be divided, alphabetically, based on their first names, after all.

Males
01. Benson Boone (see red text)
02. Brennan Hepler (a.k.a. Beane)
03. Caleb Kennedy
04. Cecil Ray Baker
05. Chayce Beckham
06. Colin Jamieson
07. DeShawn Goncalves
08. Graham DeFranco
09. Hunter Metts
10. Jason Warrior
11. Willie Spence
12. Wyatt Pike

Females
01. Alana Sherman
02. Alanis Sophia
03. Alyssa Wray
04. Andrea Valles
05. Anilee List (see red text)
06. Ava August
07. Casey Bishop
08. Cassandra Coleman
09. Grace Kinstler
10. Hannah Everhart
11. Liahona Olayan
12. Madison Watkins
13. Mary Jo Young