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Aliana Jester was a contestant in Season 18 and Season 19 of American Idol.


Aliana auditioned in Savannah. She sang "Who's Lovin' You" by Smokey Robinson and "Higher Love" by Steve Winwood. All three judges voted "yes", sending her to the next round.

Hollywood Round[]

Aliana was shown in the second part of Hollywood Week, in a duet with YZthasinger called "Match" singing "Like I'm Gonna Lose You" by Meghan Trainor and John Legend. Both members of the duet advanced. After her untelevised final Solo performance, she was placed in the same deliberation room as Jeb Vonderbruegge, Jovin Webb, Nick Merico, Just Sam, Robert Taylor, Geena, Bilaal Avaz, Dillon James, Shannon Gibbons, Demi Rae, and Louis Knight, where it was revealed by the judges that everyone had advanced.

Hawaii Round[]

Aliana sang "This Is Me" by Keala Settle. Afterwards, the judges told her she did enough to become a Top 20 finalist.

This Is Me[]

Top 20[]

Aliana sang "Run to You" by Whitney Houston. She did not receive enough votes to place in the Top 10, and the judges chose not to save her, eliminating her from the competition.

The Comeback[]

Aliana sang "I'll Never Love Again" by Lady Gaga. She did not receive enough votes to land a spot in the Top 10.


Round Song Choice Original Artist Theme (if any) Result
Auditions "Who's Lovin' You"/"Higher Love" Smokey Robinson/Steve Winwood None Safe
Hollywood Week N/A N/A Hollywood Round 1 Safe
Hollywood Week "Like I'm Gonna Lose You" Meghan Trainor and John Legend Hollywood Round 2 Safe
Hollywood Week "Because of You" Kelly Clarkson Hollywood Round 3 Safe
Hawaii Round "This Is Me" Keala Settle Showcase Round Advanced
Top 20 "Run to You" Whitney Houston None Eliminated


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