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The Top 14 of season 16 of American Idol started on April 22nd, 2018 and ended May 21st, 2018. This is the first round where America could vote.


Gabby Barrett Jonny Brenns
Marcio Donaldson Cade Foehner
Caleb Lee Hutchinson Garrett Jacobs
Jurnee Mara Justine
Dennis Lorenzo Maddie Poppe
Michelle Sussett Catie Turner
Ada Vox Michael J. Woodard

Top 14[]

Caleb Lee Hutchinson "Midnight Train to Memphis" (Chris Stapleton)
Michelle Sussett "Friends" (Marshmello, ft. Anne-Marie)
Marcio Donaldson "It's a Miracle" (Barry Manilow)
Mara Justine "This is Me" (Keala Settle)
Garrett Jacobs "Raging Fire" (Phillip Phillips)
Ada Vox "The Show Must Go On" (Queen)
Catie Turner "Take Me to Church" (Hozier)
Cade Foehner "Black Magic Woman" (Santana)
Dennis Lorenzo "In My Blood" (Shawn Mendes)
Maddie Poppe "Homeward Bound" (Simon & Garfunkel)
Jurnee "Bang Bang" (Jessie J, Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj)
Jonny Brenns "This is Gospel" (Panic! At the Disco)
Michael J. Woodard "Titanium" (David Guetta, ft. Sia)
Gabby Barrett "The Climb" (Miley Cyrus)

Results Show Performances[]

Maddie Poppe "Walk Like an Egyptian" (The Bangles) Advanced
Michelle Sussett "I'm a Dreamer" (Michelle Sussett) Judges' Choice
Marcio Donaldson "Jealous" (Nick Jonas) Eliminated
Cade Foehner "Bright Lights" (Gary Clark, Jr.) Advanced
Garrett Jacobs "Have You Ever Seen the Rain?" (Creedence Clearwater Revival) Eliminated
Gabby Barrett "Little Red Wagon" (Miranda Lambert) Advanced
Dennis Lorenzo "This Woman's Work" (Maxwell) Judges' Choice
Jonny Brenns "Demons" (Imagine Dragons) Eliminated
Caleb Lee Hutchinson "Gettin' You Home" (Chris Young) Advanced
Mara Justine "Love on the Brain" (Rihanna) Eliminated
Jurnee "Never Enough" (Loren Allred) Judges' Choice
Michael J. Woodard "Believe in Yourself" (Diana Ross) Advanced
Catie Turner "Havana" (Camila Cabelo, ft. Young Thung) Advanced
Ada Vox "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going" (Jennifer Holliday) Judges' Choice

Top 10[]

The theme this week was: "Disney Night"

Maddie Poppe "The Bare Necessities" (Phil Harris) The Jungle Book Advanced
Jurnee "How Far I'll Go" (Auli'i Cravalho) Moana Advanced
Cade Foehner "Kiss the Girl" (Samuel E. Wright) The Little Mermaid Advanced
Ada Vox "Circle of Life" (Elton John) The Lion King Eliminated
Michelle Sussett "Remember Me" (Natalie Lafourcade & Miguel) Coco Eliminated
Gabby Barrett "Colors of the Wind" (Vanessa Williams) Pocahontas Advanced
Michael J. Woodard "Beauty and the Beast" (Peabo Bryson & Celine Dion) Beauty and the Beast Advanced
Caleb Lee Hutchinson "You've Got a Friend in Me" (Randy Newman) Toy Story Advanced
Catie Turner "Once Upon a Dream" (Mary Costa & Bill Shirley) Sleeping Beauty Advanced
Dennis Lorenzo "Can You Feel the Love Tonight" (Elton John) The Lion King Eliminated

Eliminated: Ada Vox, Michelle Sussett, Dennis Lorenzo

Top 7[]

The theme this week was: "Prince Night"/"Birth Year Night". Each contestant performed twice.

Jurnee "Kiss" (Prince and the Revolution) Eliminated
Gabby Barrett "I Hope You Dance" (Lee Ann Womack) Advanced
Michael J. Woodard "I Would Die 4 U" (Prince and the Revolution) Advanced
Cade Foehner "Who Will Save My Soul" (Jewel) Advanced
Catie Turner "Oops!... I Did It Again" (Britney Spears) Eliminated
Caleb Lee Hutchinson "Amazed" (Lonestar) Advanced
Maddie Poppe "Nothing Compares 2 U" (Sinead O'Connor) Advanced
Michael J. Woodard "My Heart Will Go On" (Celine Dion) Advanced
Cade Foehner "Jungle Love" (The Time) Advanced
Gabby Barrett "Home Come U Don't Call Me Anymore?" (Prince) Advanced
Jurnee "Back at One" (Brian McKnight) Eliminated
Catie Turner "Manic Monday" (The Bangles) Eliminated
Maddie Poppe "If It Makes You Happy" (Sheryl Crow) Advanced
Caleb Lee Hutchinson "When Doves Cry" (Prince) Advanced

Eliminated: Jurnee, Catie Turner

Top 5[]

The theme this week was: "Carrie Underwood" and "Mother's Day"

Michael J. Woodard "Flat on the Floor" (Carrie Underwood) Eliminated
Gabby Barrett "Last Name" (Carrie Underwood) Advanced
Cade Foehner "Undo It" (Carrie Underwood) Eliminated
Caleb Lee Hutchinson "So Small" (Carrie Underwood) Advanced
Maddie Poppe "I Told You So" (Carrie Underwood) Advanced
Gabby Barrett "I Have Nothing" (Whitney Houston) Advanced
Cade Foehner "Simple Man" (Lynyrd Skynyrd) Eliminated
Michael J. Woodard "Still I Rise" (Yolanda Adams) Eliminated
Caleb Lee Hutchinson "Stars in Alabama" (Jamey Johnson) Advanced
Maddie Poppe "Gold Only Knows" (The Beach Boys) Advanced

Eliminated: Cade Foehner, Michael J. Woodard

Season 16 Finale[]

The theme this week was "Hometown Dedication/Reprise Song/Winners' Single". Each contestant performed thrice.

Caleb Lee Hutchinson "Johnny Cash Heart" (Caleb Lee Hutchinson) 2nd place
Gabby Barrett "Rivers Deep" (Gabby Barrett) 3rd place
Maddie Poppe "Going Going Gone" (Maddie Poppe) Winner
Caleb Lee Hutchinson "Don't Close Your Eyes" (Keith Whitley) 2nd place
Gabby Barrett "Little Red Wagon" (Miranda Lambert) 3rd place
Maddie Poppe "Don't Ever Let Your Children Grow Up" (Maddie Poppe) Winner
Caleb Lee Hutchinson "Folsom Prison Blues" (Johnny Cash) 2nd place
Gabby Barrett "Don't Stop Believin'" (Journey) 3rd place
Maddie Poppe "Landslide" (Fleetwood Mac) Winner

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  • Unlike prior years where usually one contestants get eliminated a week, this season has a maximum of four contestants being eliminated each week. This is also the shortest finals in American Idol history with only five weeks instead of the usual eleven.
  • The first week had four contestants being eliminated, more than any individual week at this stage of the competition.
  • Idina Menzel served as a mentor for Top 10 week.
    • The Top 10 week is also the first time in any reality-competition series that the show will air live coast-to-coast at the same time.
  • Nick Jonas served as a mentor for Top 7 week.
    • Sheila E. played the drums for the songs during the Top 7 week.
  • Carrie Underwood served as a mentor for Top 5 week. She also performed "See You Again" with the Top 5 and "Cry Pretty" during the telecast.
  • Trent Harmon appeared during the Top 5 week to promote his album.
  • The main character of Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation, appeared in a skit with Ryan Seacrest to promote the movie.