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American Idol 2024: News Highlights

Welcome to the latest edition of American Idol news highlights! In this article, we will take a look at the most exciting moments from the 2024 season of the popular singing competition.

Abi Carter Crowned Finale Winner 2024

Abi, a Frontrunner vocalist, and strong weekly performances resulted in her win of the season.

Congrats to her, the producers, and other finalists on a strong effort.

Will is the runner-up!

Jack placed third.

Katy says farewell after 7 seasons on Idol.

All the performances – 3 hours in real-time compressed into highlight clips for you.

Sunday 12 May 2024 Top 3 Revealed

Mckenna and Julia were eliminated. Now it is the most popular remaining act.
Top 5 Results
Abi Carter sings ‘Hello’ 2nd song
Triston Harper’s Easy on Me 2nd performance
Emmy Russell ‘Water Under the Bridge’ 2nd performance
Julia Gagnon’s “Set Fire to the Rain’ rendition
Will Moseley 2nd performance ‘Rolling In the Deep’
Jack Blocker 2nd performance ‘One and Only’
Mckenna 2nd performance Top 7
Triston Harper Top 7
Emmy Intro Top 7
Emmy Russell Shut Up and Dance Top 7
Will Moseley
Abi Carter
Julia Gagnon
Jack Blocker

Monday 29 April 2024 Top 7 Result

McKenna was saved by Katy Perry


Sunday 28 April 2024

Top 8 Revealed

Eliminated KAYKO and Mia! According to the host, 21 million votes were processed on their HP laptop on his desk.


Kaibrienne concluded the night with “Here Without You” by 3 Doors Down.

Will on stage

Will Moseley sang Travis Tritt’s “Modern Day Bonnie and Clyde”

Julia Gagnon

Julia Gagnon “Here I Am”

Alumni McCreery made a rare return appearance.

Abi Carter

Abi performed Coldplay’s “Clocks”

Triston performed Jason Aldean’s “She’s Country”

Emmy Russell

Emmy performed Blink 182 anthem.


Kayko performed “Teenage Dirtbag”

Jack Blocker Intro

Jack performed Cher’s “Believe”

McKenna MFB

McKenna performed “Iris”

Mia performed “No One Needs To Know” and forgot a word recovered and no one said anything.

Monday Show

Abi closed out last night and is singing Taylor’s “All Too Well”

Will Moseley singing Chris Stapleton’s “Starting Over” and a more coach fine point – smile.

Jayna Elise taking on Rihanna’s “Diamonds”

Mia provides the audience with another good performance.

Roman Collins surprises with Katy Perry’s own “Roar” Is it enough?

Jack Blocker drops a near-perfect performance tonight.

Emmy Russell performs a simple rendition of Selena Gomez’s “Lose You to Love Me”

Triston Harper sings Luke Combs’ “Beautiful Crazy” and the night is brilliant.

Julia Gagnon singing Zach Bryan’s “Something in the Orange” literally lifts all our expectations to the next level. She checks all the boxes and her killer progress must be rewarded.

Kaibrienne sang Miley’s “Wrecking Ball” Love it or hate the song it was a good vocal.

McKenna Faith Breinholt sang Taylor’s “Cardigan” and her audio is off…

KAYKO ended the night with Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used to Know”


1. Abi Carter

2. McKenna

3. Will


5. Kaibrienne

6. Mia Matthews

7. Jack Blocker

8. Emmy

9. Triston

10. Julia

Eliminated were Jayna Elise and Roman Collins

Sunday Show

Triston checks his luggage for the finals. The Gene guy seems ready.

Roman was bringing those church vibes again tonight. Did that other guy get burned?

ABC is slow to post video due to West Coast showtime and or live show delays. Look at YT for the rest!

Kaibrienne brings her energy to her rendition of this old classic out-of-date Joan Jett song. energy.

I Can’t Make You Love Me” was handed to Emmy vocally but disconnected with viewers with the dreaded eyes wide shut.

Jordan attempted the “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” with sub energy as many do and left the stage with little. Do not attempt this song under any circumstances!

McKenna’s offering was below par and will still see her advance due to her following. Initial offering this season via video release, YouTube kinder world.

Jack, Nya, and Will, all remain strong to advance. No apparently not so!

Abi wins the night. Drop Mic! Applause. Turn off the lights on your way out.

Abi wins the show! Steal her someone. Oh wait that’s the other show!

Two eliminated were Jordan and Nya.

Top 14 Playlist Updated see YouTube

Top 20 Spoiler Alert

Ajii made the American Idol Season 22 Top 20

  • Kennedy Reid
  • McKenna Breinholt
  • Triston Harper
  • Abi Carter
  • Jack Blocker
  • Jennifer Jeffries
  • Mackenzie Sol
  • Elleigh Francom did NOT make the American Idol Season 22 Top 20
  • Emmy Russell
  • Kayko
  • Will Moseley
  • K.B. Richins
  • Mia Makana Matthews
  • Quintavious Johnson
  • Hailey Mia did NOT make the American Idol Season 22 Top 20
  • Julia Gagnon
  • Odell Bunton, Jr.
  • Nyachomba “Nya” Muchai-Kinya
  • Jayna Elise Brown
  • Blake Proehl did NOT make the American Idol Season 22 Top 20
  • Jordan Anthony
  • Roman Collins
  • K-Blocks did NOT make the American Idol Season 22 Top 20
  • Source

According to sources, AI22 Top 20 contestant K.B. Richins stopped twice during her performance of her original song, “Girl I Am Now”, with the judges commenting about it.

According to sources, AI22 Top 20 contestant Kennedy Reid went without a wig for her performance, with her intro package centering around her insecurity about her hair and the bullying she has experienced. Sources describe it as a self-empowering moment.

American Idol Season 22 Top 20 Performance Order:

1. Jack 2. Mia 3. Mackenzie 4. Roman 5. Kennedy 6. Ajii 7. Jennifer 8. Emmy 9. Triston 10. Odell 11. Kayko 12. Jordan 13. Quintavious 14. K.B. 15. Nyachomba 16. Jayna 17. Abi 18. Will 19. McKenna 20. Julia

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The Top 14 cut tomorrow

Abi (with piano) performed “Welcome To The Black Parade” by My Chemical Romance

K.B. Richins (with piano) performed an original song titled “Girl I Am Now”

Mia Makana Matthews (with guitar) performed “Wildflowers And Wild Horses” by Lainey Wilson

Mackenzie Sol (with piano) performed “I’ll Never Love Again” by Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper (from ‘A Star Is Born’)

Roman Collins performed “Never Would Have Made It” by Marvin Sapp

Kennedy Reid performed “Love Can Build A Bridge” by The Judds

Jack Blocker (with guitar) performed “You Don’t Mess Around With Jim” by Jim Croce

Triston Harper performed an original song titled “Hope”

Ajii performed a song by Teddy Swims

Emmy Russell performed an original song titled “Want You”

Nyachomba “Nya” Muchai-Kinya performed “Georgia On My Mind” by Hoagy Carmichael/Ray Charles

Kayko (with electric guitar) performed an original song titled “Over You”

Jayna Elise Brown performed “My All” by Mariah Carey

Quintavious Johnson performed “Hollow” by Tori Kelly

Jordan Anthony performed “When The Party’s Over” by Billie Eilish

McKenna Breinholt performed “Both Sides, Now” by Joni Mitchell

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Auditions: A Showcase of Talent

The season kicked off with a series of auditions, where aspiring singers from all over the country showcased their talent. From soulful ballads to powerful rock performances, the contestants left the judges in awe of their incredible vocal abilities.

With each audition, the competition grew fiercer, making it difficult for the judges to select the best of the best. The talent pool was truly exceptional, and it was clear that the 2024 season would be one for the books.

The Top 24 contestants were announced.

Hollywood Week: The Ultimate Test

After the auditions, the chosen contestants moved on to Hollywood Week, where they faced intense challenges and had to prove their versatility as performers. From group performances to solo showcases, the pressure was on.

Throughout Hollywood Week, we witnessed breathtaking performances and unexpected collaborations. Contestants pushed themselves to their limits, showcasing their range and star quality. The competition was fierce, and it was anyone’s game.

Live Shows and Final: The Road to Victory

The live shows brought the remaining contestants one step closer to their dream of becoming the next American Idol. Each week, they took the stage, delivering unforgettable performances that captivated audiences around the nation.

As the season progressed, the tension rose, and the stakes became higher. The final few contestants battled it out, leaving the judges and viewers on the edge of their seats. It was a rollercoaster of emotions as each performance brought us closer to crowning the winner of American Idol 2024.

And the Winner Is…

After weeks of anticipation, the moment finally arrived. The winner of American Idol 2024 was crowned, and their life would never be the same again. The journey may have ended, but a new chapter was just beginning for the talented individual who captured the hearts of millions.

American Idol 2024 was a season filled with unforgettable auditions, thrilling performances, and fierce competition. The contestants gave it their all, leaving a lasting impression on the judges and viewers alike. Stay tuned for more exciting updates from the world of American Idol!

Binge-Watch The Highlights Here

The global Playlist at the time of writing.

Original Song Corner

Emmy Russell performed “Want You” Bravo!
An Original Song from Kaibrienne “girl i am now” Bravo
Triston drops his original “H-O-P-E Hold on Pain Ends”
Kayko original “Over You”

Top 24 Starts with Tori Kelly and Jelly Roll as mentors

Night two begins here

Odell Bunton Jr. sings “Uptown Funk” and has to move into the next round.

Elleigh Marie — her version of “Forget You” made it fun and drew attention.

Emmy Russel singing Benson Boone’s “Beautiful Things” connects with the song and audience.

Jennifer Jeffries conflicted if she wants to sing with/ or w/o the guitar — but she goes with/ guitar on Lewis Capaldi’s “Bruises”

Brit Mackenzie Sol owned his version of Nick Jonas’ “Jealous”

Triston Harper(Blake Shelton’s “God’s Country”) — 15 shined brightly on stage.

Roman Collins (Marvin Gaye’s “How Sweet It Is to Be Loved By You”) was amazing.

Jack Blocker (singing Kacey Musgraves’ “Rainbow”) – He’s connecting to the lyrics and the audience.

Ajii performed the Tems song “Higher” and won the audience.

The first night showcased the depth of the talent this season.

Will Moseley performed flawlessly on the stage.

KB brought her rasp and emotion with this perfect song.

Quintavious has the ability and should progress. The cut is horrible.

Abi Carter showcased the reason for her platinum status this season.

Blake Proehl had a somewhat nervous moment tonight.

Nya rocks the stage with pure strong vocals.

Kayko uses an original to impress the panel.

Julia Gagnon, now engaged, has the pure voice to be in the final four. Yes, I said it.

Jayna Elise has the perfect confident performance on stage.

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American Idol 2024 Contestants

As 2024 rolls around, anticipation builds for the next season of American Idol. The show continues to captivate audiences with its talented contestants and thrilling performances each year.

Let’s review contestants who could make a splash on American Idol in 2024.

Julia Gagnon is the final auditioning contestant this season and wins everyone over. She also won the final platinum ticket this season.

I22 Semi-Finals (Top 24) Song Choices & Instruments

Abi Carter – “Wherever You Would Call Me” by Zaini

Ajii – “Higher” by Tems

Blake Proehl – “Anyone” by Justin Bieber

Elleigh Francom – “Forget You!” by Cee-Lo Green

Emmy Russell – “Beautiful Things” by Benson Boone

Hailey Mia – “She’s All I Wanna Be” by Tate McRae

Jack Blocker (with guitar) – “Rainbow” by Kacey Musgraves

Jayna Elise Brown – “Confident” by Demi Lovato

Jennifer Jeffries (with guitar) – “Bruises” by Lewis Capaldi

Jordan Anthony – “Titanium” by David Guetta & Sia

Julia Gagnon – “Rumour Has It” by Adele

K.B. Richins – “Heaven” by Bryan Adams

K-Blocks – “Harleys In Hawaii” by Katy Perry

Kayko (with keyboard) – “How To Live Without You” (original song)

Kennedy Reid – “Fancy” by Bobbie Gentry/Reba McEntire

Mackenzie Sol – “Jealous” by Nick Jonas

McKenna Breinholt (with guitar) – “The Story” by Brandi Carlile

Mia Makana Matthews – “Daddy’s Hands” by Holly Dunn

Nyachomba “Nya” Muchai-Kinya – “(Simply) The Best” by Bonnie Tyler/Tina Turner

Odell Bunton, Jr. – “Uptown Funk!” by Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars

Quintavious Johnson – “Something In The Water” by Carrie Underwood

Roman Collins – “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)” by Marvin Gaye/James Taylor

Triston Harper (with guitar) – “God’s Country” by Blake Shelton

Will Moseley (with guitar) – “(Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay” by Otis Redding

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Earlier performances

Reagan Mill’s Audition

Reagan Mills brings humor. He figures if he’s gonna be a star, he might as well come on American Idol and SHINE!

Once he starts singin’ gospel, Katy starts whipping her ponytail and it turns into a rip-roaring singalong!

Athena Jett’s Audition

Sisterly love on IDOL! Athena’s little sister Angelina saves the day by requesting a second song, and the judges are so impressed they burst into tears!

Deida Jeudy’s Audition

Deida’s always used her voice to soothe her visually impaired siblings. Now that she’s auditioning for IDOL, the whole world will get to hear her sweet, soft tones!

Elleigh Marie’s Audition

Elleigh’s from American Fork, Utah and she’s at a fork in the road as she auditions for American Idol.

Will she need to go home and help out with her younger siblings once her dad is deployed in a few months, or will she get the chance to chase her dream of music at Hollywood Week?

Michael Rice’s Audition release

Michael had a very difficult childhood in Hartlepool, England. His dad wasn’t around when he was young — and then when Michael was 17, just after they’d rekindled their relationship, his dad passed away. Hearing his father say he was proud of Michael for singing left a lasting impression on him and drove him to audition for IDOL. See more of American Idol 2024 on our official site:

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Alto Moon’s audition preview

Individual weekly auditions are posted earlier performances are contained in the playlist.

Will Moseley’s original song ‘Gone For Good’

Kyra’s Audition

CJ Rislove’s Audition

Newest Playlist

Madai ChaKell’s Audition

Jennifer Jefferies Audition

Scarlett Lee’s Audition

London’s Scarlett Lee tries to win over America while getting Katy Perry she idolizes her for her strength as a person. Scarlett steps onto the Idol oval, sings her favorite song “Clown” by Emeli Sandé, and gets her golden ticket!

Former X Factor UK Contestant a fanbase.

Laela Dasher Audition

Aniston Pate Audition Original Song

Big tractor driver Aniston Pate sings her original song “Hummingbird” to get to Hollywood Week.

Max Dasher Early Release

Max Dasher struts in and creates Idol magic with “Rock Salt & Nails” by Utah Phillips. Katy Perry says he has the sparkle, Luke pops his collar, and Lionel Richie calls him the country music James Dean!

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All Auditions Included In This Playlist wrap

Different sources are loaded into this playlist for you to watch

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Luke and Lionel say she may be the winner of American Idol. Katy Perry says she was made for this moment and American Idol. What do you think of Abi Carter’s version of “What Was I Made For?” from the Barbie soundtrack?

Emmy Russell

You are likely to remember this audition for many years to come. I will let the video speak for itself.

Emmy Russell gets her golden ticket to Hollywood.

Loretta Lynn’s granddaughter comes to IDOL to find her voice and her lane, and she does so with beauty and grace. Singing her original song “Skinny” about an eating disorder, Emmy Russell gets her golden ticket to Hollywood.

Nya’s Audition Early Release

Lionel Richie thinks Nya could go ALL THE WAY! Nya is an outstanding singer from the stages of Broadway without sounding like a typical Broadway singer. The judges are literally FANS!

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6 hours ago Someone get this woman a recording contract because that is a VOICE.

All the video playlist

New Release McKenna Breinholt’s Audition in full

Straight from the producers this morning arrived as a sneak peek media release meet McKenna 25, from Arizona. She will likely become a fan favorite this season and follow her journey here.

This post does contain spoilers so be aware.

McKenna Breinholt from Gilbert, AZ, shares her life story: She was adopted as a baby and never met her birth mother, who was also a musician. See her audition for judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie in this sneak peek…

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Best Male Singers On Idols

Again no timestamp or list of singers was provided by the producers.

Best Female Singers World Compilation

Again no playlist or timeline from the producer. Scan the media to see the participants.

BEST Original Songs From Idols Around The World 2023

A look back at 2023 singer-songwriters from across the world. Sorry, no list was provided of who appears from the producers of this compilation. The placeholder image gives you a hint!

Compilation of Singers From Idols Global

As we head into the 2024 season, here is a compilation of singers for your review. There is no list or timeline for this presentation. What You See Is What You Get.


The American Idol reality singing series premiered in 2002 on FOX.

However, in 2016, after several seasons of declining ratings, FOX canceled the series. Then, on March 11, 2018, a revival of the series began airing on ABC.

How do I audition for American Idol?

American Idol is currently looking for the next singing superstar! If you will be at least 15 years old by Feb. 15, 2024, and believe you have what it takes, check out the Idol Across America virtual audition tour.

Voting – Live Shows Only

Fans of American Idol who are at least 13 and reside in the U.S., Puerto Rico, or the Virgin Islands, can vote online at

There is also the American Idol app, or via text once the live shows begin, but before that, it is up to the judges.


AI16 Top 24 semi-finalist & AI17 Top 8 finalist Alyssa Raghu made the American Idol Season 22 Showcase Round (Top 57)

Who Made The Showcase Round Top 57

American Idol Season 22 Hollywood Week & Showcase Round will be taking place from December 4th to December 12th at Santa Monica Air Center’s Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California.

The list is incomplete and updated!

Source The Idol Pad

  1. Avery Roberson’s “Neon Moon” by Brooks & Dunn
  2. Julia Gagnon performed “And I Am Telling You (I’m Not Going)” by Jennifer Holliday/Jennifer Hudson (from ‘Dreamgirls’)
  3. Kenny Holland (with keyboard) performed “Let It Be” by The Beatles
  4. Abi Carter (with guitar) performed “If I Could Turn Back Time” by Cher
  5. Alto Moon performed “Superstition” by Stevie Wonder
  6. Jaxon Wayne Boardman performed “Band-Aid On A Bullet Hole” by Morgan Wallen
  7. Ricky Moyer performed “No More Drama” by Mary J. Blige
  8. Mikayla Paige Ochs performed “Gunpowder And Lead” by Miranda Lambert
  9. Victoria Johnson performed “Son Of A Preacher Man” by Dusty Springfield
  10. Brant McCollough (with guitar) performed “Let It Go” by James Blunt
  11. McKenna Breinholt performed “Anyone” by Demi Lovato
  12. Hunter Behrman performed “Who’s Lovin’ You?” by Smokey Robinson & The Miracles/The Jackson 5
  13. Alyssa Raghu “I Will Survive” by Gloria Gaynor
  14. Sophia Ava Marie performed “Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word” by Elton John
  15. Jayna Elise Brown “It’s All Coming Back To Me Now” by Pandora’s Box/Celine Dion/Meat Loaf & Marion Raven
  16. Anna Grace “It’s A Man’s, Man’s, Man’s World” by James Brown
  17. Odell Bunton, Jr. “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood” by Nina Simone/Santa Esmeralda
  18. Emmy Russell (with guitar) performed “More Hearts Than Mine” by Ingrid Andress
  19. Reagan Mills “You’re No Good” by Dee Dee Warwick/Linda Ronstadt
  20. Ajii “Too Close” by Alex Clare
  21. Micaela McCall performed “Change The World” by Wynonna Judd/Eric Clapton
  22. K-Blocks performed “River” by Bishop Briggs
  23. B.K. WitDaVoice performed “Sweet Love” by Anita Baker
  24. Roman Collins performed “Come Together” by The Beatles/Aerosmith
  25. Quintavious Johnson performed “You Say” by Lauren Daigle
  26. Kennedy Reid performed “Total Eclipse Of The Heart” by Bonnie Tyler/Nicki French
  27. Ty’Esha Lashay “Call Out My Name” by The Weekend
  28. Michael Rice performed “All By Myself” by Eric Carmen/Celine Dion
  29. Bradley Rittmann Bradley performed “I’ll Make Love To You” by Boys To Men
  30. Will Moseley (with guitar) performed “Ain’t No Sunshine” by Bill Withers
  31. Kayko (with keyboard) performed “Gives You Hell” by The All-American Rejects
  32. Triston Harper (with guitar) performed “By Your Grace” by Cody Johnson
  33. Jordan Anthony performed “Love In The Dark” by Adele
  34. Ziggy Krassenberg “This Is Me” by Kerala Settle/Kesha (from ‘The Greatest Showman’)
  35. K.B. Richins performed “Simple Man” by Lynyrd Skynyrd/Shinedown
  36. Jennifer Jeffries (with guitar) performed “Northern Attitude” by Noah Kahan
  37. Isaiah Case performed “Lose Control” by Teddy Swims
  38. Kenny Holland
  39. Hayley Rashel performed “Ex’s And Oh’s” by Elle King
  40. Blake Proehl performed “In My Blood” by Shawn Mendes
  41. Mackenzie Sol performed “With A Little Help From My Friends” by The Beatles/Joe Cocker
  42. Julian Cross performed “Fly Me To The Moon” by Kaye Ballard/Frank Sinatra/Tony Bennett
  43. Max Dasher (with guitar) performed “The Weight” by The Band
  44. Jack Blocker
  45. Dawson Slade Mitchell
  46. Emma Murdock performed “Sign Of The Times” by Harry Styles
  47. Hailey Mia performed “Alive” by Sia
  48. Nars Taylor performed “Jailhouse Rock” by Elvis Presley
  49. Christine Umali performed “It’s A Man’s, Man’s, Man’s World” by James Brown
  50. Cate Gartner “If You Go Down (I’m Goin’ Down Too)” by Kelsea Ballerini
  51. Scarlett Lee performed “Just A Fool” by Christina Aguilera & Blake Shelton
  52. Nick Connors “I’m Not The Only One” by Sam Smith
  53. Laela Dasher
  54. Justice Murphy performed “Chain Of Fools” by Aretha Franklin
  55. Nyachomba “Nya” Muchai-Kinya performed “Get Ready” by The Temptations/Rare Earth
  56. Ava Nicole Frances performed “Snow Angel” by Reneé Rapp
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