Francisco auditioned in Sunriver. He sang "Alaska" by Maggie Rogers. All three judges voted "yes", sending him to the next round.
Hollywood Round Edit
Francisco was shown in the "Singer-Songwriter" category of the Genre Challenge, alongside Sofia Schuster, Adam Curry, Jonny West, and Dillon James. He sang "Hold Back the River" by James Bay. Afterwards, the judges told him he advanced. Later, he was shown in a duet called "3:15" with Louis Knight singing "Break Even" by The Script. Both of them advanced. After his untelevised final Solo performance, he was placed in the same deliberation room as Jonny West, Arthur Gunn, Sophia Wackerman, Franklin Boone, Makayla Phillips, Kimmy Gabriela, DeWayne Crocker Jr., Cyniah Elise, and Lauren Mascitti, where it was revealed by the judges that everyone in the room had advanced.
Hawaii Round Edit
Francisco sang "Falling" by Harry Styles. Afterwards, during the Final Judgment, the judges told him that he did enough to become a Top 20 semifinalist.
Top 20 Edit
Performances in American Idol Edit
|Round||Song Choice||Original Artist||Theme (if any)||Result|
|Hollywood Week||"Hold Back the River"||James Bay||Hollywood Round 1||Safe|
|Hollywood Week||"Break Even"||The Script||Hollywood Round 2||Safe|
|Hollywood Week||N/A||N/A||Hollywood Round 3||Safe|
|Hawaii Round||"Falling"||Harry Styles||Showcase Round||Advanced|