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Jack Forest Blocker (born June 8, 1998)[1] was a contestant on Season 22 of American Idol.


Jack auditioned in Nashville. He sang an original song called "I Was Wrong". Initially, Luke voted yes, but Lionel and Katy voted "no", thereby eliminating him from the competition. However, following some deliberations, they summoned Jack back to inform him that Lionel reconsidered and gave him a "yes" verdict, thus reverting his status and sending him through to the next round.[2]

Hollywood Round[]

Jack was shown at Idol Arena, singing "Your Cheatin' Heart" by Hank Williams. He was subsequently placed in a group at the end, alongside McKenna Faith Breinholt and Max Dasher, where the judges told both groups that they advanced. For his final solo performance, he sang "You Should've Seen the Other Guy" by Nathaniel Rateliff. At the Final Judgment, the judges—and the crew, as a gimmick with due reverence, harkening back to his audition—told him that he did enough to become a Top 24 semifinalist.

Top 24 (Hawaii Round)[]

Jack was mentored by Jelly Roll in Group 2. He sang "Rainbow" by Kacey Musgraves. He received enough votes to be considered "safe" for another week.

Top 20[]

Jack sang "You Don't Mess Around with Jim" by Jim Croce. He received enough votes to place amongst the Top 10 in the results, making him a Top 14 finalist. In celebration, he sang "Feeling Whitney" by Post Malone.

Top 14[]

Jack sang "Don't Think Twice, It's All Right" by Bob Dylan. He received enough votes to be considered "safe".

Top 12[]

Jack sang "Blinding Lights" by The Weeknd. He received enough votes to be considered "safe".

Top 10[]

Jack sang "Believe" by Cher. He received enough votes to be considered "safe".

Top 8[]

Jack sang "Always on My Mind" by Willie Nelson, as chosen by Katy Perry. He also sang "Hello" by Lionel Richie, as a duet with Emmy Russell. He received enough votes to be considered "safe".

Top 7[]

Jack sang "Long Tall Sally (The Thing)" by Little Richard; and "One and Only" by Adele. He received enough votes to be considered "safe".

Top 5[]

Jack sang "Nobody's Fool" by Brad Paisley (from Cars 2); and "Space Oddity" by David Bowie (from Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny). He received enough votes to earn a spot in the Final 3.

Season 22 Finale[]

Jack sang "I'll Be There for You" by Bon Jovi; and "All My Ex's Live in Texas" by George Strait. He received fewer votes than Abi Carter and Will Moseley, eliminating him from the competition mid-show, in third place.

List of Performances[]

Stage Song Artist Result
Audition "I Was Wrong" Jack Blocker Advanced
Hollywood: Idol Arena "Your Cheatin' Heart" Hank Williams Advanced
Showstopper Round "You Should've Seen the Other Guy" Nathaniel Rateliff Top 24
Top 24 (Hawaii) "Rainbow" Kacey Musgraves Safe
Top 20 "You Don't Mess Around with Jim" Jim Croce Top 14
"Feeling Whitney" Post Malone Victory Song
Top 14 "Don't Think Twice, It's All Right" Bob Dylan Safe
Top 12 "Blinding Lights" The Weeknd Safe
Top 10 "Believe" Cher Safe
Top 8 "Hello" (w/ Emmy Russell) Lionel Richie Safe
"Always on My Mind" Willie Nelson
Top 7 "Long Tall Sally (The Thing)" Little Richard Safe
"One and Only" Adele
Top 5 "Nobody's Fool" (from Cars 2) Brad Paisley Safe
"Space Oddity"
(from Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny)
David Bowie
Final 3 "I'll Be There for You" Bon Jovi 3RD PLACE
"All My Ex's Live in Texas" George Strait


  • Jack is the third person to receive a "no" verdict from a judge at their audition yet make an American Idol finale, after Taylor Hicks (Season 5) and Clark Beckham (Season 14).
  • Jack was in a band, Rightfield, from 2018-2024.[3] The band dissolved upon his advancement onto Idol.
  • Jack also recorded a coronation single, "All of Yours (To Give All of Mine)", which he was inspired to write about his wife, Georgia. However, he was eliminated in third place before the final round of the Season 22 Finale, in which he was set to perform it.
  • Jack is the second contestant who was originally eliminated, but given a second chance after one of the judges changed their verdict. The first was Ron Bultongez from Season 16. Coincidentally, both contestants had Katy Perry voting "no" and Lionel Richie changing his verdict from a "no" to a "yes".[4] Luke Bryan's votes were consistently "yes" throughout each's auditions.
    • However, Jack is the first contestant whom Lionel was shown on camera polling crew members, assistants, janitors, and even Ryan Seacrest, all of whom unofficially voted "yes" as well—which seemingly encouraged Lionel.[2] He is also the first contestant with a similar experience to become a finalist.

Quick Links[]

  1. Jack Blocker on YouTube
  2. Jack Blocker on Spotify
  3. Jack Blocker on Instagram
  4. Jack Blocker on Facebook
  5. Jack Blocker on Apple Music
  6. Rightfield on Spotify
  7. Rightfield on YouTube