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The Top 14 of season 17 of American Idol started on April 14th, 2019 and ended May 19th, 2019. This is the first round where America could vote.


Alejandro Aranda Laci Kaye Booth
Walker Burroughs Evelyn Cormier
Wade Cota Dimitrius Graham
Laine Hardy Jeremiah Lloyd Harmon
Ashley Hess Eddie Island
Alyssa Raghu Riley Thompson
Uché Madison Vandenburg

Top 14[]

Laine Hardy "That's All Right" (Elvis Presley)
Evelyn Cormier "The Middle" (Jimmy Eat World)
Alyssa Raghu "She Used to Be Mine" (Sara Bareilles)
Eddie Island "Bennie and the Jets" (Elton John)
Riley Thompson "Suds in the Bucket" (Sara Evans)
Wade Cota "Trouble" (Ray LaMontagne)
Dimitrius Graham "Perfect" (Ed Sheeran)
Madison Vandenburg "Fallin'" (Alicia Keys)
Jeremiah Lloyd Harmon "We All Fall in Love Sometimes" (Elton John)
Uché "Finesse" (Cardi B, ft. Bruno Mars)
Alejandro Aranda "One Dance" (Drake, ft. Wizkid & Kyla)
Ashley Hess "Fix You" (Coldplay)
Laci Kaye Booth "I Miss You" (Blink-182)
Walker Burroughs "Climb Ev'ry Mountain" (Margery McKay)

Results Show Performances[]

Madison Vandenburg "You and I" (Lady Gaga) Advanced
Evelyn Cormier "Dust in the Wind" (Kansas) Eliminated
Walker Burroughs "Lovebug" (The Jonas Brothers) Advanced
Riley Thompson "It Must Be Love" (Don Williams) Eliminated
Jeremiah Lloyd Harmon "Almost Heaven" (Jeremiah Lloyd Harmon) Advanced
Alyssa Raghu "The One That Got Away" (Katy Perry) Judges' Choice
Wade Cota "Simple Man" (Lynyrd Skynyrd) Advanced
Dimitrius Graham "When the Party's Over" (Billie Eilish) Judges' Choice
Laci Kaye Booth "As Long As You Follow" (Fleetwood Mac) Advanced
Eddie Island "Use Somebody" (Kings of Leon) Eliminated
Ashley Hess "Sir Duke" (Stevie Wonder) Eliminated
Laine Hardy "Hurricane" (Band of Heathens) Advanced
Alejandro Aranda "Cholo Love" (Alejandro Aranda) Advanced
Uché "Diamonds" (Rihanna) Judges' Choice

Top 10[]

The theme this week was: "Disney Night"

Uché "Eye to Eye" (Tevin Campbell and Rosie Gaines) A Goofy Movie Eliminated
Laci Kaye Booth "I See the Light" (Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi) Tangled Safe
Alejandro Aranda "Remember Me" (Natalia Lafourcade & Miguel) Coco Safe
Alyssa Raghu "Colors of the Wind" (Vanessa Williams) Pocahontas Safe
Wade Cota "You've Got a Friend in Me" (Randy Newman) Toy Story Safe
Dimitrius Graham "You'll Be in My Heart" (Phil Collins) Tarzan Eliminated
Walker Burroughs "When She Loved Me" (Sarah MacLachlan) Toy Story 2 Safe
Madison Vandenburg "How Far I'll Go" (Auli'i Cravalho) Moana Safe
Laine Hardy "Oo-De-Lally" (Roger Miller) Robin Hood Safe
Jeremiah Lloyd Harmon "Candle on the Water" (Helen Reddy) Pete's Dragon Safe

Eliminated: Dimitrius Graham, Uché

Top 8[]

The theme this week was: "Queen Night/Movie Duets". Each contestant performed twice.

Walker Burroughs "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" (Queen) Eliminated
Madison Vandenburg "The Show Must Go On" (Queen) Safe
Laci Kaye Booth & Laine Hardy "Jackson" (Johnny Cash and June Carter)
Jeremiah Lloyd Harmon "Who Wants to Live Forever" (Queen) Safe
Alejandro Aranda "Under Pressure" (Queen and David Bowie) Safe
Alyssa Raghu & Wade Cota "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" (Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell)
Jeremiah Lloyd Harmon & Madison Vandenburg "A Million Dreams" (Ziv Zaifman, Hugh Jackman & Michelle Williams)
Laine Hardy "Fat Bottomed Girls" (Queen) Safe
Laci Kaye Booth "Love of My Life" (Queen) Safe
Alejandro Aranda & Walker Burroughs "Mrs. Robinson" (Simon & Garfunkel)
Wade Cota "We Are the Champions" (Queen) Safe
Alyssa Raghu "Somebody to Love" (Queen) Eliminated

Eliminated: Walker Burroughs, Alyssa Raghu

Top 6[]

The theme this week was: "Woodstock/Showstoppers"

Madison Vandenburg "Piece of My Heart" (Janis Joplin) Safe
Laine Hardy "I Don't Need No Doctor" (Ray Charles) Safe
Jeremiah Lloyd Harmon "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" (Joan Baez) Eliminated
Laci Kaye Booth "To Love Somebody" (Janis Joplin) Saved
Alejandro Aranda "White Rabbit" (Jefferson Airplane) Safe
Wade Cota "With a Little Help from My Friends" (Joe Cocker) Safe
Madison Vandenburg "I Surrender" (Celine Dion) Safe
Alejandro Aranda "Poison" (Alejandro Aranda) Safe
Laci Kaye Booth "Open Arms" (Journey) Saved
Jeremiah Lloyd Harmon "Somewhere" (Barbra Streisand) Eliminated
Wade Cota "Through the Valley" (Shawn James) Safe
Laine Hardy "Johnny B. Goode" (Chuck Berry) Safe

Eliminated: Jeremiah Lloyd Harmon

Top 5[]

The theme this week was: "Bobby Bones's Choice/Elton John/Hero Tributes". Each contestant performed thrice.

Wade Cota "You Are the Best Thing" (Ray LaMontagne) Eliminated
Laci Kaye Booth "The House That Built Me" (Miranda Lambert) Eliminated
Alejandro Aranda "No Woman, No Cry" (Bob Marley and the Wailers) Advanced
Laine Hardy "Can't You See" (The Marshall Tucker Band) Advanced
Madison Vandenburg "What About Us" (P!nk) Advanced
Wade Cota "Rocket Man" (Elton John) Eliminated
Laci Kaye Booth "Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting" (Elton John) Eliminated
Alejandro Aranda "Sorry Seems Like the Hardest Word" (Elton John) Advanced
Madison Vandenburg "Your Song" (Elton John) Advanced
Laine Hardy "Something About the Way You Look Tonight" (Elton John) Advanced
Wade Cota "Hard Luck Woman" (Kiss) Eliminated
Laci Kaye Booth "Dreams" (Fleetwood Mac) Eliminated
Madison Vandenburg "Make You Feel My Love" (Bob Dylan) Advanced
Laine Hardy "Hey Jude" (The Beatles) Advanced
Alejandro Aranda "Blesser" (Alejandro Aranda) Advanced

Eliminated: Wade Cota, Laci Kaye Booth

Season 17 Finale[]

Each contestant performed thrice, except for Madison Vandenburg.

Laine Hardy "Home" (Marc Broussand) Winner
Alejandro Aranda "Millennial Love" (Alejandro Aranda) Runner-up
Madison Vandenburg "Shallow" (Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper) 3rd place
Laine Hardy "Jambalaya (On the Bayou)" (Hank Williams) Winner
Alejandro Aranda "Tonight" (Alejandro Aranda) Runner-up
Madison Vandenburg "Breakaway" (Kelly Clarkson) 3rd place
Laine Hardy "Bring It on Home to Me" (Sam Cooke) Winner
Alejandro Aranda "Out Loud" (Alejandro Aranda) Runner-up

American Idol: Laine Hardy


  • Much like the previous season, 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.
  • Rebel Wilson served as mentor for the Top 10.
  • Lea Michele sang "Part of Your World" from The Little Mermaid during the Top 10 telecast.
  • Maddie Poppe and Caleb Lee Hutchinson sang "A Whole New World" from Aladdin during the Top 10 telecast.
  • Adam Lambert served as mentor for the Top 8.
    • Roger Taylor and Brian May appeared in a pre-recorded video wishing the contestants luck.
  • Lauren Daigle served as mentor for the Top 6.
  • Gabby Barrett sang "I Hope" during the Top 6 telecast.
  • Elton John appeared in a pre-recorded video wishing the contestants luck during the Top 5 telecast.
    • The Top 5 received a sneak preview of Rocketman, along with a VIP meet-and-greet with the film's star Taron Egerton.