Jackson Gillies was a contestant on Season 17 of American Idol.

Audition[edit | edit source]

Jackson auditioned in Los Angeles. He sang "Make It Rain" by Foy Vance. All three judges voted "yes", sending him to the next round.

Hollywood Round[edit | edit source]

Jackson's stay in Hollywood wasn't shown much, but after his untelevised final solo performance, he was placed in the second deliberation along with Austin Michael Robinson, Ruthie Craft, Gaba, Katie Belle and Juan Pablo. It was revealed that everyone in the room was eliminated.

Performances in American Idol[edit | edit source]

Round Song Choice Original Artist Theme (if any) Result
Auditions "Make It Rain" Foy Vance None Safe
Hollywood Week Dreaming w/A Broken Heart John

Mayer

Hollywood Round 1 Safe
Hollywood Week Carry On

Wayward Son

Kansas Hollywood Round 2 Safe
Hollywood Week Original Jackson Gillies & Bryan Titus Hollywood Round 3 Eliminated

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Jackson suffers from Type 1 Diabetes since age 3 and an incurable skin condition called Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) since age 13.
  • Jackson was the final televised contestant of Season 17.
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