Nick Merico was a contestant in Season 17 and Season 18 of American Idol.

Season 17 Audition[edit | edit source]

Nick auditioned in Los Angeles. He sang "Back to Black" by Amy Winehouse. All three judges voted "yes", sending him to the next round.

Season 17 Hollywood Round[edit | edit source]

Nick's stay in Hollywood wasn't shown much, but he withdrew from the competition for personal reasons.

Season 18 Audition[edit | edit source]

Nick auditioned in Los Angeles. He sang "You Say" by Lauren Daigle. All three judges voted "yes", sending him to the next round.

Season 18 Hollywood Round[edit | edit source]

Nick was shown in the "Pop" category of the Genre Challenge, alongside Margie Mays and Kimmy Gabriela. He sang "I Love You More Than You'll Ever Know" by Donny Hathaway. Afterwards, the judges told him that he advanced. He was shown in a duet with Jimmy Levy called "Miami Boyz" singing "Someone You Loved" by Lewis Capaldi. Both members of the duet advanced. For his final Solo performance, he sang "Heaven" by Bryan Adams. He was later placed in the same deliberation room as Shannon Gibbons, Jeb Vonderbruegge, Jovin Webb, Just Sam, Robert Taylor, Geena, Bilaal Avaz, Dillon James, Aliana Jester, Demi Rae, and Louis Knight, where the judges revealed that everyone had advanced.

Hawaii Round[edit | edit source]

Nick sang "When I Was Your Man" by Bruno Mars. Afterwards, during the Final Judgment, the judges told him he did enough to become a Top 20 semifinalist.

This Is Me[edit | edit source]

Top 20[edit | edit source]

Nick sang "Hey There Delilah" by Plain White T's. He did not receive enough votes to place in the Top 10, and the judges chose not to save him, eliminating him from the competition.

Performances[edit | edit source]

Round Song Choice Original Artist Theme (if any) Result
Auditions "Back to Black" Amy Winehouse None Safe
Hollywood Week N/A N/A Hollywood Round 1 Eliminated
Auditions "You Say" Lauren Daigle None Safe
Hollywood Week "I Love You More Than You'll Ever Know" Donny Hathaway Hollywood Round 1 Safe
Hollywood Week "Someone You Loved" Lewis Capaldi Hollywood Round 2 Safe
Hollywood Week "Heaven" Bryan Adams Hollywood Round 3 Safe
Hawaii Round "When I Was Your Man" Bruno Mars Showcase Round Advanced
Top 20 "Hey There Delilah" Plain White T's None Eliminated

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Prior to auditioning, Nick was cast in the role of Daniel Miller in the Nickelodeon television series Every Witch Way.
  • His Season 17 number 61079 was assigned to Demi Rae in Season 18.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

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