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

AI17 Top 20 Group 1 Celebrity Duet Pairings, Song Choices, Instruments, & Performance Order

1. Kate Barnette (with guitar), Pat Benatar, & Neil Giraldo (with guitar) - "Heartbreaker" by Pat Benatar
2. Walker Burroughs & Jason Mraz - "Have It All" by Jason Mraz
3. Riley Thompson & Brett Young - "Like I Loved You" by Brett Young
4. Uché Ndubizu & Shaggy - "I Need Your Love" by Shaggy, Mohombi, Faydee, & Costi
5. Madison VanDenburg, Pat Benatar, & Neil Giraldo (with guitar) - "We Belong" by Pat Benatar
6. Shawn Robinson & Elle King - "Proud Mary" by Creedence Clearwater Revival
7. Ashley Hess (with piano) & Jason Mraz - "I'm Yours" by Jason Mraz
8. Cristina Contreras & Shaggy - "Angel" by Shaggy & Rayvon
9. Laci Booth & Brett Young - "Mercy" by Brett Young
10. Laine Hardy (with electric guitar) & Elle King - "The Weight" by The Band

AI17 Top 20 Group Assignments

Group 1:
1. Ashley Hess
2. Cristina Contreras
3. Kate Barnette
4. Laci Booth
5. Laine Hardy
6. Madison VanDenburg
7. Riley Thompson
8. Shawn Robinson
9. Uché Ndubizu
10. Walker Burroughs

Group 2:
1. Alejandro Aranda
2. Alyssa Raghunandan
3. Dimitrius Graham
4. Eddie Island
5. Evelyn Cormier
6. Jeremiah Harmon
7. Logan Johnson
8. Raquel Trinidad
9. Ryan Hammond
10. Wade Cota

Friday, February 15, 2019

AI17 Top 20 Celebrity Duet Acts

1. Ben Harper
2. Brett Young
3. Chris Isaak
4. Cynthia Erivo
5. Elle King
6. Jason Mraz
7. Julia Michaels
8. Lovely The Band
9. Lukas Graham
10. Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo
11. Shaggy

AI17 Top 20 Solo Song Choices, Instruments, & Performance Order

1. Madison VanDenburg - "Domino" by Jessie J.
2. Shawn Robinson - "Jealous" by Nick Jonas
3. Eddie Island (with guitar) - "Ho Hey" by The Lumineers
4. Evelyn Cormier - TBD
5. Alyssa Raghunandan - "Ain't It Fun" by Paramore
6. Ryan Hammond - "You Say" by Lauren Daigle
7. Raquel Trinidad - "Lovefool" by The Cardigans
8. Logan Johnson (with guitar) - "Love Don't Live Here Anymore" by Rose Royce
9. Dimitrius Graham - "Hello" by Adele
10. Riley Thompson - "Jolene" by Dolly Parton
11. Walker Burroughs - "How Deep Is Your Love?" by The Bee Gees
12. Cristina Contreras - "Vision Of Love" by Mariah Carey
13. Ashley Hess (with piano) - "Dreaming With A Broken Heart" by John Mayer
14. Alejandro Aranda (with guitar) - "I Fall Apart" by Post Malone
15. Laine Hardy (with electric guitar) - "Bring It On Home" by Sonny Boy Williamson
16. Kate Barnette (with guitar) - "Sunday Morning"
17. Uché Ndubizu - TBD
18. Jeremiah Harmon (with piano) - "(To) Make You Feel My Love" by Bob Dylan/Billy Joel
19. Laci Booth (with guitar) - "I Want You To Want Me" by Cheap Trick
20. Wade Cota (with guitar) - "All I Want" by Kodaline

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

American Idol Season 17 Top 20

Launched & Finalized Wednesday, January 30th

Color-Coded Numbers Correspond Below






Females
01. Alyssa Raghunandan [AI16 Top 24]
02. Ashley Hess
03. Cristina Contreras [The Four: Battle For Stardom Season 2 Holding Room]
04. Evelyn Cormier

05. Kate Barnette
06. Laci Booth
07. Madison VanDenburg
08. Raquel Trinidad

09. Riley Thompson [Real Country Season 1 Top 21]

Males
01. Alejandro Aranda
02. Dimitrius Graham
03. Eddie Island
04. Jeremiah Harmon
05. Laine Hardy [AI16 Top 50]
06. Logan Johnson
07. Ryan Hammond
08. Shawn Robinson
09. Uché Ndubizu
10. Wade Cota
11. Walker Burroughs

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

AI17 Showcase Round Performance Details

Song Choices, Instruments, Etc.

Alejandro Aranda - TBD
Alyssa Raghunandan - "Dear Future Husband" by Meghan Trainor
Ashley Hess - "Feel A Way" by H.E.R.
Assata Renay - TBD
Cameron Goode - "Nobody's Perfect" by Jessie J.
Clay Page - "Fishin' In The Dark" by The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Cristina Contreras - "Baby" by Clean Bandit, Marina, & Luis Fonsi
Dakota Cohen - "Ain't No Other Man" by Christina Aguilera
Dimitrius Graham - TBD
Drake McCain - "Girls Like You" by Maroon 5
Eddie Island - TBD
Emma Kleinberg - "Is This Love?" by Bob Marley And The Wailers
Evelyn Cormier - "No Roots" by Alice Merton
Idalis Monzon - "Mi Tierra" by Gloria Estefan
Jeremiah Harmon - "Landslide" by Fleetwood Mac
Johanna Jones - TBD
Kalifa Wilson - "Wild Things" by Alessia Cara
Kason Lester - "Wanted Dead Or Alive" by Bon Jovi
Kate Barnette - TBD
Laci Booth - TBD
Laine Hardy - "Come Together" by The Beatles
Logan Johnson - TBD
Madison VanDenburg - "Who's Lovin' You" by The Miracles
Margie Mays - "All About That Bass" by Meghan Trainor
Mica Giaconi - "This Love" by Maroon 5
Myra Trần Minh Như - "How Far I'll Go" from Disney's 'Moana' by Auliʻi Cravalho/Alessia Cara/herself (Vietnamese soundtrack)
Nate Walker - "Still" by The Commodores
Nick Townsend - "Hold Back The River" by James Bay
Payton Taylor (with guitar) - "Black Horse And The Cherry Tree" by K.T. Tunstall
Raquel Trinidad - "Rich Girl" by Hall And Oates
Riley Thompson - "Mama's Broken Heart" by Miranda Lambert
Ryan Hammond - "A Song For You" by Leon Russell
Shawn Robinson - "Rock With You" by Michael Jackson
Shelton Taylor - "Earned It" by The Weekend
Shevonne Philidor - "You've Got A Friend In Me" by Randy Newman
Tyler Mitchell (with guitar) - "Suitcase" by Steve Moakler
Uché Ndubizu - "Play That Funky Music" by Wild Cherry
Wade Cota - "Work Song" by Hozier
Walker Burroughs (with piano) - "Youngblood" by 5 Seconds Of Summer