Courtney Simone Timmons was a contestant in Season 18 of American Idol.


Courtney auditioned in Savannah. She sang "Rise Up" by Andra Day. All three judges voted "yes", sending her to the next round.

Hollywood Round

Courtney was shown in the second part of Hollywood Week in a duet called "The Strange Ones" with Zack Dobbins singing "Dangerous Woman" by Ariana Grande. Their collective performance was so poor that both members of the duet were eliminated.

This Is Me


Round Song Choice Original Artist Theme (if any) Result
Auditions "Rise Up" Andra Day None Safe
Hollywood Week N/A N/A Hollywood Round 1 Safe
Hollywood Week "Dangerous Woman" Ariana Grande Hollywood Round 2 Eliminated


  • Courtney initially missed the deadline to audition for Season 18 and was singing outside the audition venue when Ryan Seacrest heard her and invited her to an impromptu audition. She didn't have a contestant number initially until after she advanced.
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