The auditions for Season 16 of American Idol aired from March 11th, 2018 to March 25th, 2018.

New York Auditions[edit | edit source]

Successful[edit | edit source]

Name Contestant # Age Hometown Judges' Votes
Catie Turner 60084 17 Langhorne, PA Lionel:  Check.png

Katy:  Check.png

Luke: Check.png

Ron Bultongez 60032 21 Plano, TX Lionel:  Check.png

Katy:  X.png

Luke: Check.png

Maddie Poppe 60092 19 Clarksville, IA Lionel:  Check.png

Katy:  Check.png

Luke: Check.png

Zach D'Onofrio 60022 16 Wesley Chapel, FL Lionel:  Check.png

Katy:  Check.png

Luke: Check.png

Mara Justine 60079 15 Galloway, NJ Lionel:  Check.png

Katy:  Check.png

Luke: Check.png

Brandon Diaz 60012 21 Ashburn, VA Lionel:  Check.png

Katy:  Check.png

Luke: Check.png

Thaddeus Johnson 60033 25 Oklahoma City, OK Lionel:  Check.png

Katy:  Check.png

Luke: Check.png

Jonny Brenns 60044 18 Saint Augustine, FL Lionel:  X.png

Katy:  Check.png

Luke: Check.png

Les Greene 60093 27 Baltimore, MD Lionel:  Check.png

Katy:  Check.png

Luke: Check.png

Amalia Watty 60067 28 Brooklyn, NY Lionel:  Check.png

Katy:  Check.png

Luke: Check.png

Samuel Swanson 60062 28 Pine Level, AL Lionel:  Check.png

Katy:  Check.png

Luke: Check.png

Unsuccessful[edit | edit source]

Name Contestant # Age Hometown Judges' Votes
Koby 60095 26 Denver, CO Lionel:  X.png

Katy:  X.png

Luke: X.png

Sardor Milano 60091 26 Orlando, FL Lionel:  X.png

Katy:  X.png

Luke: X.png

Misha Gontar 60038 26 Marengo, IL Lionel:  X.png

Katy:  X.png

Luke: X.png

Damiano Scarfi 60025 19 Middleton, CT Lionel:  X.png

Katy:  X.png

Luke: X.png

Nashville Auditions[edit | edit source]

Successful[edit | edit source]

Name Contestant # Age Hometown Judges' Votes
Harper Grace 40056 16 McKinney, TX Lionel:  Check.png

Katy:  Check.png

Luke: Check.png

Layla Spring 40045 16 Marion County, KY Lionel:  Check.png

Katy:  Check.png

Luke: Check.png

Kristyn Harris 40054 23 McKinney, TX Lionel:  Check.png

Katy:  Check.png

Luke: Check.png

Genavieve Linkowski 40040 18 Goodrich, IL Lionel:  Check.png

Katy:  Check.png

Luke: Check.png

Cody Martin 40053 26 Louisville, KY Lionel:  Check.png

Katy:  Check.png

Luke: Check.png

Victoria McQueen 40008 15 East Point, GA Lionel:  Check.png

Katy:  Check.png

Luke: Check.png

Dominique 40049 26 Birmingham, AL Lionel:  Check.png

Katy:  Check.png

Luke: Check.png

Daniel Ethridge 40046 22 Austin, TX Lionel:  Check.png

Katy:  Check.png

Luke: Check.png

Taryn Coccia 40058 17 Nashville, TN Lionel:  Check.png

Katy:  X.png

Luke: Check.png

Payton Taylor 20 Nashville, TN Lionel:  Check.png

Katy:  Check.png

Luke: Check.png

Samothias 40096 22 Wheaton, IL Lionel:  Check.png

Katy:  Check.png

Luke: Check.png

Gabby Barrett 40011 17 Pittsburgh, PA Lionel:  Check.png

Katy:  Check.png

Luke: Check.png

Caitlin Lucia 40074 22 Orange County, CA Lionel:  Check.png

Katy:  Check.png

Luke: Check.png

Brielle Rathbun 40004 18 Johnson City, TN Lionel:  Check.png

Katy:  Check.png

Luke: Check.png

Carly Moffa 40072 25 Williamstown, NJ Lionel:  Check.pngKaty:  Check.png

Luke: Check.png

Unsuccessful[edit | edit source]

Name Contestant # Age Hometown Judges' Votes
Dyxie 7 Marion County, KY
Benjamin Glaze 40087 19 Enid, OK Lionel:  X.png

Katy:  X.png

Luke: X.png

Audriana Bolton 40007 20 Portland, OR Lionel:  X.png

Katy:  X.png

Luke: X.png

Britney Holmes 40082 28 Frisco, TX Lionel:  X.png

Katy:  X.png

Luke: X.png

Los Angeles Auditions[edit | edit source]

Successful[edit | edit source]

Name Contestant # Age Hometown Judges' Votes
Noah Davis 20099 18 Royal, AR Lionel:  Check.png

Katy:  Check.png

Luke: Check.png

Alyssa Raghu 20028 15 Orlando, FL Lionel:  Check.png

Katy:  Check.png

Luke: Check.png

Dennis Lorenzo 20086 26 Philadelphia, PA Lionel:  Check.png

Katy:  Check.png

Luke: Check.png

Michelle Sussett 20053 22 Miami, FL Lionel:  Check.png

Katy:  Check.png

Luke: Check.png

Trevor Holmes 20045 27 Thousand Oaks, CA Lionel:  Check.png

Katy:  Check.png

Luke: Check.png

David Francisco 20098 25 Nashville, TN Lionel:  Check.png

Katy:  Check.png

Luke: Check.png

Ricky Manning 22 West Hollywood, CA Lionel:  Check.png

Katy:  Check.png

Luke: Check.png

Effie Passero 20036 26 Modesto, CA Lionel:  Check.png

Katy:  Check.png

Luke: Check.png

Milo Sposato 20076 17 Malibu, CA Lionel:  Check.png

Katy:  Check.png

Luke: Check.png

Julian Sposato 20075 17 Malibu, CA Lionel:  Check.png

Katy:  Check.png

Luke: Check.png

Maddie Zahm 20026 19 Boise, ID Lionel:  Check.png

Katy:  Check.png

Luke: Check.png

Marcio Donaldson 20058 28 Compton, CA Lionel:  Check.png

Katy:  Check.png

Luke: Check.png

Michael J. Woodard 20068 20 Philadelphia, PA Lionel:  Check.png

Katy:  Check.png

Luke: Check.png

Unsuccessful[edit | edit source]

Name Contestant # Age Hometown Judges' Votes
Nico Bones 20050 22 Long Beach, CA Lionel:  X.png

Katy:  X.png

Luke: X.png

Grace Walker 30004 15 San Juan, CA Lionel:  X.png

Katy:  X.png

Luke: X.png

Ryan Zamo 20046 28 Pasadena, CA Lionel:  X.png

Katy:  X.png

Luke: X.png

Tory N. Teasley 26 Oakland, CA Lionel:  X.png

Katy:  X.png

Luke: X.png

Lucy Clearwater 19 Lionel:  X.png

Katy:  X.png

Luke: X.png

Jarom Eubanks 20 Lionel:  X.png

Katy:  X.png

Luke: X.png

New Orleans Auditions[edit | edit source]

Successful[edit | edit source]

Name Contestant # Age Hometown Judges' Votes
Andrew Weaver 30093 16 Bremen, GA Lionel:  Check.png

Katy:  Check.png

Luke: Check.png

Griffin Tucker 50048 15 Dallas, TX Lionel:  Check.png

Katy:  Check.png

Luke: Check.png

Christina Jones 50030 18 O'Fallon, IL Lionel:  Check.png

Katy:  Check.png

Luke: Check.png

Laine Hardy 50098 17 Livingston, LA Lionel:  Check.png

Katy:  Check.png

Luke: Check.png

Gabbii Jones 50093 20 St. Louis, MO Lionel:  Check.png

Katy:  Check.png

Luke: Check.png

Cameron Theodos 50099 25 Shreveport, LA Lionel:  Check.png

Katy:  Check.png

Luke: Check.png

Rissa Watson 50046 17 Apache, OK Lionel:  Check.png

Katy:  Check.png

Luke: Check.png

Garrett Jacobs 50039 17 Bossier City, LA Lionel:  Check.png

Katy:  Check.png

Luke: Check.png

Trevor McBane 50083 22 Savanna, OK Lionel:  Check.png

Katy:  Check.png

Luke: Check.png

Kenedee Rittenhouse 50028 19 Checotah, OK Lionel:  Check.png

Katy:  Check.png

Luke: Check.png

Brandon Elder 50091 22 Arab, AL Lionel:  Check.png

Katy:  Check.png

Luke: Check.png

Drake Milligan 50096 19 Fort Worth, TX Lionel:  Check.png

Katy:  Check.png

Luke: Check.png

Unsuccessful[edit | edit source]

Name Contestant # Age Hometown Judges' Votes
Autumn Woods 50094 27 Katy, TX Lionel:  X.png

Katy:  X.png

Luke: X.png

"Hank the Businessman" 50100 Lionel:  X.png

Katy:  X.png

Luke: X.png

Neshia Ruffins 25 Lionel:  X.png

Katy:  X.png

Luke: X.png

Jonathan Herman 50043 23 Lionel:  X.png

Katy:  X.png

Luke: X.png

Amelia Presley 28 Saginaw, TX Lionel:  X.png

Katy:  X.png

Luke: X.png

Billy Crunk 18 Lionel:  X.png

Katy:  X.png

Luke: X.png

Bailey Eubanks 50078 20 Lionel:  X.png

Katy:  X.png

Luke: X.png

Savannah Auditions[edit | edit source]

Successful[edit | edit source]

Name Contestant # Age Hometown Judges' Votes
William Casanova 30024 26 Washington, DC Lionel:  Check.png

Katy:  Check.png

Luke: Check.png

Crystal Alicea 30043 20 Walker Haven, FL Lionel:  Check.png

Katy:  Check.png

Luke: Check.png

Johnny White 30050 18 Hickory, NC Lionel:  Check.png

Katy:  Check.png

Luke: Check.png

Caleb Lee Hutchinson 30037 18 Dallas, GA Lionel:  Check.png

Katy:  Check.png

Luke: Check.png

Shannon O'Hara 30025 17 Mooresville, NC Lionel:  Check.png

Katy:  Check.png

Luke: Check.png

Amelia Hammer Harris 30069 26 Lexington, KY Lionel: Check.png

Katy:  Check.png

Luke: Check.png

Mylon Shamble 30028 24 Brandenton, FL Lionel:  Check.png

Katy:  Check.png

Luke: Check.png

Lee Vasi 30022 20 Fayetteville, NC Lionel:  Check.png

Katy:  Check.png

Luke: Check.png

Jurnee 30047 18 Denver, CO Lionel:  Check.png

Katy:  Check.png

Luke: Check.png

Ada Vox 30003 24 San Antonio, TX Lionel:  Check.png

Katy:  Check.png

Luke: Check.png

Unsuccessful[edit | edit source]

Name Contestant # Age Hometown Judges' Votes
Tyler "Cougar" Gordon 30078 25 Athens, IL Lionel:  X.png

Katy:  X.png

Luke: X.png

Ayana "Rose" Lawson 30091 22 Harvey, IL Lionel:  X.png

Katy:  X.png

Luke: X.png

A grand total of 169 contestants received a Golden Ticket in Season 16.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The auditions this year were shown in several cities each episodes instead of an entire city or two each episode.
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