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Francisco Martin was a contestant in Season 18 of American Idol.


Francisco auditioned in Sunriver. He sang "Alaska" by Maggie Rogers and "Use Somebody" by Kings of Leon, though the second song was not televised until the second "This Is Me" episode. All three judges voted "yes", sending him to the next round.

Hollywood Round[]

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 the judges revealed that everyone in the room had advanced.

Hawaii Round[]

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.

This Is Me[]

Top 20[]

Francisco sang "Teenage Dream" by Katy Perry. He received enough votes to become a Top 11 finalist.

Top 11[]

Francisco sang "Falling Like the Stars" by James Arthur. He received enough votes to become a Top 7 finalist.

Top 7[]

Francisco sang "You'll Be in My Heart" by Phil Collins from Tarzan and "River" by Leon Bridges.

Season 18 Finale[]

Francisco sang "Adore You" by Harry Styles and "Alaska" by Maggie Rogers. He did not receive enough votes to place in the Top 2 in the voting, eliminating him from the competition.


Round Song Choice Original Artist Theme (if any) Result
Auditions "Alaska"

"Use Somebody"

Maggie Rogers

Kings of Leon

None Safe
Hollywood Week "Hold Back the River" James Bay Hollywood Round 1 Safe
Hollywood Week "Break Even" The Script Hollywood Round 2 Safe
Hollywood Week "Lover" Francisco Martin Hollywood Round 3 Safe
Hawaii Round "Falling" Harry Styles Showcase Round Advanced
Top 20 "Teenage Dream" Katy Perry None Advanced
Top 11 "Falling Like the Stars" James Arthur Homeward Bound Advanced
Top 7 "You'll Be in My Heart"


Phil Collins

Leon Bridges

Disney Night

Mother's Day

Top 5 "Adore You"
Harry Styles
Maggie Rogers
Grand Finale Eliminated


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