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Season 22 of American Idol premiered on ABC on February 18, 2024 and ended on May 19, 2024. It is the show's seventh season to air on ABC.

Ryan Seacrest returned as host; Lionel Richie, Katy Perry, and Luke Bryan returned to judge. This will be Katy’s final season on the panel.

This season was won by Abi Carter.


Main Article: Season 22 Auditions

Audition Cities[]

The following cities held auditions for Season 22, date of the auditions are also shown.

  • Leesburg, Georgia - September 19-20, 2023
  • Tuskegee, Alabama - October 2-3, 2023
  • Santa Barbara, California - October 17-18, 2023
  • Los Angeles, California - October 24-25, 2023
  • Nashville, Tennessee - November 11-12, 2023

Hollywood Week: Idol Arena[]

  • The Idol Arena episode aired on Sunday, March 31, 2024.

Showstopper/Final Judgment[]

Showstopper Round (Monday, April 1, 2024)
Contestant Song Artist
Jordan Anthony "Love in the Dark" Adele
Odell Bunton Jr. "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood" Nina Simone
Nya "Get Ready" The Temptations
Blake Proehl "In My Blood" Shawn Mendes
Triston Harper "By Your Grace" Cody Johnson
Roman Collins "Come Together" The Beatles
Kaibrienne "Simple Man" Lynyrd Skynyrd
Jack Blocker "You Should've Seen the Other Guy" Nathaniel Rateliff
McKenna Faith Breinholt "Anyone" Demi Lovato
Mia Matthews "You Ain't Woman Enough (To Take My Man)" Loretta Lynn
Emmy Russell "More Hearts Than Mine" Ingrid Andress
Will Moseley "Ain't No Sunshine" Bill Withers
Ajii "Too Close" Alex Clare
KAYKO "Gives You Hell" The All-American Rejects
Elleigh Marie "Golden Slumbers" The Beatles
Kennedy Reid "Total Eclipse of the Heart" Bonnie Tyler
KBlocks "River" Bishop Briggs
Abi Carter "If I Could Turn Back Time" Cher
Jayna Elise "It's All Coming Back to Me Now" Céline Dion
Quintavious "You Say" Lauren Daigle
Hailey Mia "Alive" Sia
Jennifer Jeffries "Northern Attitude" Noah Kahan
Julia Gagnon "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going" Jennifer Holliday
Mackenzie Sol "With a Little Help from My Friends" Joe Cocker

Top 24 at Disney's Aulani Resort in Hawaii[]

Group 1 (April 7, 2024)[]

Guest Judge/Mentor: Tori Kelly
Contestant Song Artist Result
Hailey Mia "she's all i wanna be" Tate McRae Eliminated
Jordan Anthony "Titanium" David Guetta (ft. Sia) Safe
Jayna Elise "Confident" Demi Lovato Safe
Julia Gagnon "Rumour Has It" Adele Safe
Nya "The Best" Tina Turner Safe
Blake Proehl "Anyone" Justin Bieber Eliminated
Abi Carter "Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)" Hillsong UNITED Safe
Quintavious "Something in the Water" Carrie Underwood Safe
Kaibrienne "Heaven" Bryan Adams Safe
Will Moseley "(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay" Otis Redding Safe
McKenna Faith Breinholt "The Story" Brandi Carlile Safe

Guest Performances[]

Guest Artists Song
Tori Kelly "High Water"
Iam Tongi "Why Kiki?"

Group 2 (April 8, 2024)[]

Guest Judge/Mentor: Jelly Roll
Contestant Song Artist Result
Odell Bunton Jr. "Uptown Funk" Mark Ronson (ft. Bruno Mars) Safe
Elleigh Marie "Forget You" Cee-Lo Green Eliminated
Mackenzie Sol "Jealous" Nick Jonas Safe
Jennifer Jeffries "Bruises" Lewis Capaldi Safe
Emmy Russell "Beautiful Things" Benson Boone Safe
Ajii "Higher" Tems Safe
Kennedy Reid "Fancy" Reba McEntire Safe
Jack Blocker "Rainbow" Kacey Musgraves Safe
Roman Collins "How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You)" Marvin Gaye Safe
KBlocks "Harleys in Hawaii" Katy Perry Eliminated
Mia Matthews "Daddy's Hands" Holly Dunn Safe
Triston Harper "God's Country" Blake Shelton Safe

Guest Performance[]

Guest Artist Song
Jelly Roll "Halfway to Hell"

Top 20[]

Performance Night (April 14, 2024)[]

Top 20 — Performance Night
Contestants Song Artist Result
Jack Blocker "You Don't Mess Around with Jim" Jim Croce Top 14
Mia Matthews "Wildflowers and Wild Horses" Lainey Wilson Top 14
Mackenzie Sol "I'll Never Love Again" Lady Gaga (& Bradley Cooper) Wild Card
Roman Collins "Never Would Have Made It" Marvin Sapp Wild Card
Kennedy Reid "Love Can Build a Bridge" The Judds Wild Card
Ajii "Like a Stone" Audioslave Wild Card
Jennifer Jeffries "Grave Digger" Matt Maeson Wild Card
Emmy Russell "Want You" Emmy Russell Top 14
Triston Harper "H-O-P-E" Triston Harper Top 14
Odell Bunton Jr. "The Door" Teddy Swims Wild Card
Jordan Anthony "when the party's over" Billie Eilish Wild Card
Quintavious "Hollow" Tori Kelly Wild Card
Kaibrienne "girl i am now" Kaibrienne Top 14
Nya "Georgia on My Mind" Ray Charles Wild Card
Jayna Elise "My All" Mariah Carey Wild Card
Abi Carter "Welcome to the Black Parade" My Chemical Romance Top 14
Will Moseley "Makin' Me Look Good Again" Drake White Top 14
McKenna Faith Breinholt "Both Sides, Now" Joni Mitchell Top 14
Julia Gagnon "I Believe" Fantasia Top 14

Guest Performances[]

Guest Artists Song
Teddy Swims "Lose Control"
Paul Russell "Lil Boo Thang"
Lauren Spencer-Smith "Fingers Crossed"

Results Night (April 15, 2024)[]

Top 20Results Night: Victory Songs/Wildcard Performances
Contestants Song Artist Result
Quintavious "Make It Happen" Mariah Carey Eliminated
McKenna Faith Breinholt "Tumbleweed" Nowhere Man and a Whiskey Girl Immune
Jordan Anthony "ATTENTION" Charlie Puth Top 14
Jack Blocker "Feeling Whitney" Post Malone Immune
Kennedy Reid "Somethin' Bad" Miranda Lambert & Carrie Underwood Eliminated
Jennifer Jeffries "All I Want" Kodaline Eliminated
Ajii "Call Out My Name" The Weeknd Eliminated
Mia Matthews "Burning House" Cam Immune
Nya "Water" Tyla Top 14
Will Moseley "Gone for Good" Will Moseley Immune
Abi Carter "My Mind" Yebba Immune
Odell Bunton Jr. "Wait on You" Elevation Worship & Maverick City Music
(ft. Dante Bowe & Chandler Moore)
Kaibrienne "Zombie" The Cranberries Immune
Mackenzie Sol "False Alarms" Lawrence (ft. Jon Bellion) Eliminated
Emmy Russell "skinny" Emmy Russell Immune
Julia Gagnon "Need a Favor" Jelly Roll Immune
Jayna Elise "All I Wanted" Paramore Top 14
Triston Harper "'Til You Can't" Cody Johnson Immune
Roman Collins "It's a Man's Man's
Man's World"
James Brown Top 14

Top 14 — Rock & Roll Hall of Fame[]

Top 14 Night (Sunday, April 21, 2024)
Guest Mentor: Gene Simmons
Contestants Song Artist Result
Triston Harper "Heartbreak Hotel" Elvis Presley Safe
Julia Gagnon "Run to You" Whitney Houston Safe
Roman Collins "You're All I Need to Get By" Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell Safe
Kaibrienne "I Hate Myself for Loving You" Joan Jett & The Blackhearts Safe
Jayna Elise "I Have Nothing" Whitney Houston Safe
Mia Matthews "Those Memories of You" Emmylou Harris,
Dolly Parton, &
Linda Ronstadt
KAYKO "High and Dry" Radiohead Safe
Emmy Russell "I Can't Make You Love Me" Bonnie Raitt Safe
Jordan Anthony "I Wanna Dance with Somebody
(Who Loves Me)"
Whitney Houston Eliminated
McKenna Faith
"Hard to Say I'm Sorry" Chicago Safe
Jack Blocker "Don't Think Twice, It's All Right" Bob Dylan Safe
Nya "I Say a Little Prayer" Aretha Franklin Eliminated
Will Moseley "Night Moves" Bob Seeger &
The Silver Bullet Band
Abi Carter "Goodbye, Yellow Brick Road" Elton John Safe

Guest Performance[]

Guest Artist Song Original Artist
Luke Bryan "Small Town" John Cougar Mellencamp

Top 12 — Billboard #1 Hits[]

Top 12 Night (April 22, 2024)
Guest Mentor: Meghan Trainor
Contestants Song Artist Result
Abi Carter "All Too Well" Taylor Swift Safe
Will Moseley "Starting Over" Chris Stapleton Safe
Jayna Elise "Diamonds" Rihanna Eliminated
Mia Matthews "Over You" Miranda Lambert Safe
Roman Collins "Roar" Katy Perry Eliminated
Jack Blocker "Blinding Lights" The Weeknd Safe
Emmy Russell "Lose You to Love Me" Selena Gomez Safe
Triston Harper "Beautiful Crazy" Luke Combs Safe
Julia Gagnon "Something in the Orange" Zach Bryan Safe
Kaibrienne "Wrecking Ball" Miley Cyrus Safe
McKenna Faith Breinholt "cardigan" Taylor Swift Safe
KAYKO "Somebody That I Used to Know" Gotye (ft. Kimbra) Safe

Guest Performance[]

Guest Artist Song
David Archuleta "Hell Together"

Top 10 — Year They Were Born[]

Top 10 Night (Sunday, April 28, 2024)
Guest Mentor: Shania Twain
Contestants Year Song Artist Result
Mia Matthews 2004 "No One Needs to Know" Shania Twain Eliminated
Jack Blocker 1998 "Believe" Cher Safe
McKenna Faith Breinholt 1998 "Iris Goo Goo Dolls Safe
KAYKO 2000 "Teenage Dirtbag" Wheatus Eliminated
Emmy Russell 1999 "All the Small Things" blink-182 Safe
Triston Harper 2008 "She's Country" Jason Aldean Safe
Abi Carter 2002 "Clocks" Coldplay Safe
Julia Gagnon 2002 "Here I Am" Bryan Adams Safe
Will Moseley 2000 "Modern Day Bonnie and Clyde" Travis Tritt Safe
Kaibrienne 2003 "Here Without You" 3 Doors Down Safe

Guest Performances[]

Guest Artist Song Original Artist
Just Sam "One Moment in Time" Whitney Houston
Scotty McCreery "Cab in a Solo" N/A

Top 8 — Judges' Song Contest[]

Top 8 Night (Monday, April 29, 2024)
Contestants Song Artist Judge Result
Will Moseley "Folsom Prison Blues" Johnny Cash Lionel Safe
Kaibrienne "traitor" Olivia Rodrigo Katy Eliminated
Emmy Russell
& Jack Blocker
"Hello" Lionel Richie N/A
McKenna Faith Breinholt "Everywhere I Go" Lissie Katy Saved
Jack Blocker "Always on My Mind" Willie Nelson Katy Safe
Triston Harper
& Will Moseley
"What Makes You Country" Luke Bryan N/A
Abi Carter "Bring Me to Life" Evanescence Luke Safe
Julia Gagnon "(Somewhere) Over the Rainbow" Judy Garland Luke Safe
Abi Carter, Julia Gagnon,
Kaibrienne, &
McKenna Faith Breinholt
"Wide Awake" Katy Perry N/A
Triston Harper "Sand in My Boots" Morgan Wallen Lionel Safe
Emmy Russell "Coal Miner's Daughter" Loretta Lynn Katy Safe

Guest Performance[]

Mandisa (1976–2024) In Memoriam Tribute
Guest Artists Song Original Artist
Colton Dixon, Danny Gokey, & Melinda Doolittle "Shackles (Praise You)" Mary Mary

Top 7 — Dance Music/Adele Night[]

Top 7 (Sunday, May 5, 2024)
Guest Mentor: Ciara
Contestants Song Artist Result
Jack Blocker "Long Tall Sally (The Thing)" Little Richard Safe
Julia Gagnon "Roam" The B-52s Eliminated
Abi Carter "My Songs Know What You Did in
the Dark (Light 'em Up)"
Fall Out Boy Safe
McKenna Faith Breinholt "E.T." Katy Perry Eliminated
Will Moseley "Gimme Three Steps" Lynyrd Skynyrd Safe
Triston Harper "T-R-O-U-B-L-E" Elvis Presley /
Travis Tritt
McKenna Faith Breinholt "(To) Make You Feel My Love" Bob Dylan / Adele Eliminated
Jack Blocker "One and Only" Adele Safe
Will Moseley "Rolling in the Deep" Safe
Julia Gagnon "Set Fire to the Rain" Eliminated
Emmy Russell "Water Under the Bridge" Safe
Triston Harper "Easy on Me" Safe
Abi Carter "Hello" Safe

Guest Performance[]

Guest Artist Song
Meghan Trainor "To the Moon" / "Been Like This" (w/o T-Pain)

Top 5 — Disney Night[]

Top 5 (Sunday, May 12, 2024)
Guest Mentor: Kane Brown
Contesants Song Artist Result
Abi Carter "Part of Your World"
(from The Little Mermaid)
Jodi Benson Safe
Triston Harper "Almost There"
(from The Princess and the Frog)
Anika Noni Rose Eliminated
Emmy Russell "The Climb"
(from Hannah Montana: The Movie)
Miley Cyrus Eliminated
Jack Blocker "Nobody's Fool"
(from Cars 2)
Brad Paisley Safe
Will Moseley "The Ballad of the Lonesome Cowboy"
(from Toy Story 4)
Chris Stapleton Safe
Emmy Russell "Carried Me with You"
(from Onward)
Brandi Carlile Eliminated
Triston Harper "Life is a Highway"
(from Cars)
Rascal Flatts Eliminated
Abi Carter "The Chain"
(from Guardians of the Galaxy • Vol. 2)
Fleetwood Mac Safe
Jack Blocker "Space Oddity"
(from Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny)
David Bowie Safe
Will Moseley "Born to Be Wild"
(from D3: The Mighty Ducks)
Steppenwolf Safe

Guest Performances[]

Guest Artist Song Original Artist
Katy Perry, Lionel Richie,
Luke Bryan, & Ryan Seacrest
"You've Got a Friend in Me"
(from Toy Story)
Randy Newman
& Lyle Lovett
Jenifer Lewis
(feat. Terence Blanchard)
"Dig a Little Deeper"
(from The Princess and the Frog)
Jenifer Lewis
(ft. Anika Noni Rose +
The Pinnacle Gospel Choir)

Grand Finale — Top 3 (Bon Jovi/Hometown/Singles)[]

Final 3 (Sunday, May 19, 2024)
Guest Mentor: Jon Bon Jovi
Contestants Song Artist Result
Will Moseley "It's My Life" Bon Jovi RUNNER-UP
Jack Blocker "I'll Be There for You" THIRD PLACE
Abi Carter "Bed of Roses" WINNER
Will Moseley "My Town" Montgomery Gentry RUNNER-UP
Jack Blocker "All My Ex's Live in Texas" George Strait THIRD PLACE
Abi Carter "Somewhere (There's a Place for Us)" Reri Grist WINNER
Will Moseley "Good Book Bad" Will Moseley RUNNER-UP
Abi Carter "This Isn't Over" Abi Carter WINNER



The Finalists


  • Host Ryan Seacrest revealed the 2024 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductees during the corresponding Top 14 theme night episode, along with Idol judge Lionel Richie.[1]
  • Season 18 winner Just Sam's guest performance during the Top 10 episode was the first time they had been invited back to perform on the show since their win in 2020.

Quick Links[]

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