Alejandro Aranda (born August 11, 1994), later known as Scarypoolparty, was a contestant in Season 17 of American Idol.

Audition[edit | edit source]

Alejandro auditioned in Los Angeles. He sang two original songs, one called "Out Loud" on the guitar and another called "Cholo Love" on the piano. All three judges voted "yes", sending him to the next round.

Alejandro Aranda AMAZING Full Audition Leaves Judges Speechless - American Idol 2019 on ABC

Hollywood Round[edit | edit source]

Alejandro was shown in the same Group of Ten as Laci Kaye Booth. He sang "Sorry" by Justin Bieber. For his final solo performance, he sang an original song called "Ten Years". He was placed in the first deliberation room, along with Uché, Johanna Jones, Laci Kaye Booth, Nick Townsend, Laine Hardy, Walker Burroughs, Margie Mays, Shayy, Drake McCain, Jeremiah Lloyd Harmon, Ryan Hammond, Kai the Singer, Evelyn Cormier, and Madison Vandenburg. It was revealed that everyone in the room advanced.

Hawaii Round[edit | edit source]

Alejandro sang "Yellow" by Coldplay. Afterwards, the judges told him that he did enough to become a semifinalist.

Top 20[edit | edit source]

Alejandro sang "I Fall Apart" by Post Malone and "There Is a Light" by Ben Harper and The Blind Boys of Alabama in a duet with Harper. Afterwards, the judges told him he did enough to become a Top 14 finalist.

Top 14[edit | edit source]

Alejandro sang "One Dance" by Drake, ft. Wizkid & Kyla during the Live Show and a reprise of his original song "Cholo Love" during the Results Show. He was placed in the Top 7 in voting for that week, making him a Top 10 finalist.

Top 10[edit | edit source]

Alejandro sang "Remember Me" by Natalia Lafourcade & Miguel from Coco. He received enough votes to be considered "safe" for another week.

Top 8[edit | edit source]

Alejandro sang "Under Pressure" by Queen & David Bowie and "Mrs. Robinson" from The Graduate in a duet with Walker Burroughs. He received enough votes to be considered "safe" for another week.

Top 6[edit | edit source]

Alejandro sang "White Rabbit" by Jefferson Airplane and an original song called "Poison". He received enough votes to be considered "safe" for another week.

Top 5[edit | edit source]

Alejandro sang "No Woman, No Cry" by Bob Marley and the Wailers, "Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word" by Elton John and an original song called "Blesser" (dedicated to his musical mentor). He received enough votes to land a spot in the American Idol Finale.

Season 17 Finale[edit | edit source]

Alejandro sang three original songs, called "Millennial Love", "Tonight", and "Out Loud". He received more votes than Madison Vandenburg, but not more votes than Laine Hardy, making him the runner-up.

Story of the Season - American Idol 2019 on ABC
Alejandro Aranda Sings Original Song "Ten Years" - American Idol 2019 Finale
Alejandro Aranda Sings Original Song "Millennial Love" - American Idol 2019 Finale
Alejandro Aranda Sings Original Song "Out Loud" - American Idol 2019 Finale
Alejandro Aranda Sings Original Song "Tonight" - American Idol 2019 Finale
Alejandro Aranda's Hometown Visit - American Idol 2019 Finale
The Top 2 American Idol 2019 Finalists Are Revealed - American Idol 2019 Finale

Season 18[edit | edit source]

Alejandro appeared in the Finale of Season 18.

Performances[edit | edit source]

Round Song Choice Original Artist Theme (if any) Result
Auditions "Out Loud" and "Cholo Love" Alejandro Aranda None Safe
Hollywood Week "Sorry" Justin Bieber Hollywood Round 1 Safe
Hollywood Week (untelevised) "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)" Kelly Clarkson Hollywood Round 2 Safe
Hollywood Week "Ten Years" Alejandro Aranda Hollywood Round 3 Safe
Final Showcase "Yellow" Coldplay None Safe
Top 20 "I Fall Apart"

"There Will Be a Light" (with Ben Harper)

Post Malone

Ben Harper and The Blind Boys of Alabama

None Safe
Top 14 "One Dance"

"Cholo Love"

Drake, ft. Wizkid & Kyla

Alejandro Aranda

None Safe
Top 10 "Remember Me" Natalia Lafourcade & Miguel Disney Night Safe
Top 8 "Under Pressure"

"Mrs. Robinson" (with Walker Burroughs)

Queen and David Bowie

Simon & Garfunkel

Queen Night/Movie Duets Safe
Top 6 "White Rabbit"

"Poison"

Jefferson Airplane

Alejandro Aranda

Woodstock/Showstoppers Safe
Top 5 "No Woman, No Cry"

"Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word"

"Blesser"

Bob Marley and the Wailers

Elton John

Alejandro Aranda

Bobby Bones' Choice/Elton John/Hero Tributes Safe

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • During the Season 17 Finale, he performed four original songs, more than any contestant during one episode in American Idol history.
    • Additionally, throughout the course of the series, he sang seven original songs, more than any contestant in Idol history.
  • Alejandro advanced further than any other Hispanic-American contestant ever.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

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Season 17
Finalists
Laine Hardy ·Alejandro Aranda ·Madison Vandenburg ·Laci Kaye Booth ·Wade Cota ·Jeremiah Lloyd Harmon ·Walker Burroughs ·Alyssa Raghu ·Dimitrius Graham ·Uché ·Evelyn Cormier ·Ashley Hess ·Eddie Island ·Riley Thompson
Semifinalists
Ryan Hammond ·Logan Johnson ·Raquel Trinidad ·Kate Barnette ·Bumbly ·Shawn Robinson
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