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The Top 14 of season 20 of American Idol started on April 24th, 2022 and finished May 22nd, 2022.

Contestants[]

Jay Copeland Emyrson Flora
Tristen Gressett Christian Guardino
Fritz Hager Huntergirl
Lady K Leah Marlene
Dan Marshall Ava Maybee
Allegra Miles Nicolina
Mike Parker Noah Thompson

Top 14[]

Jay Copeland "Just the Way You Are" (Bruno Mars) Advanced
Huntergirl "Baby Girl" (Sugarland) Advanced
Christian Guardino "Take Me to Church" (Hozier) Advanced
Dan Marshall "She's Got it All" (Kenny Chesney) Eliminated
Leah Marlene "Happy Together" (The Turtles) Advanced
Fritz Hager "Let it Go" (James Bay) Advanced
Tristen Gressett "Whataya Want from Me" (Adam Lambert) Advanced
Lady K "I Believe" (Fantasia Barrino) Advanced
Allegra Miles "Ocean Eyes" (Billie Eilish) Eliminated
Ava Maybee "Sign of the Times" (Harry Styles) Eliminated
Mike Parker "Hurricane" (Luke Combs) Advanced
Emyrson Flora "Drivers License" (Olivia Rodrigo) Advanced
Noah Thompson "Stand by Me" (Ben E. King) Advanced
Nicolina "Hallelujah" (Jeff Buckley) Advanced

Top 11[]

The theme this week was "Judges' Song Contest".

Nicolina "Since U Been Gone" (Kelly Clarkson) Chosen by Lionel Richie Advanced
Mike Parker "Chasin' You" (Morgan Wallen) Chosen by Luke Bryan Advanced
Fritz Hager "Wonderwall" (Oasis) Chosen by Luke Bryan Advanced
Christian Guardino "I'm Not the Only One" (Sam Smith) Chosen by Katy Perry Advanced
Noah Thompson "Heartbreak Warfare" (John Mayer) Chosen by Luke Bryan Advanced
Lady K "Traitor" (Olivia Rodrigo) Chosen by Lionel Richie Bottom 2 (Saved)
Huntergirl "9 to 5" (Dolly Parton) Chosen by Luke Bryan Advanced
Leah Marlene "Make You Feel My Love" (Bob Dylan) Chosen by Katy Perry Advanced
Tristen Gressett "You Can't Always Get What You Want" (The Rolling Stones) Chosen by Lionel Richie Eliminated
Emyrson Flora "Lovely" (Billie Eilish, ft. Khalid) Chosen by Katy Perry Advanced
Jay Copeland "Lilac Wine" (Jeff Buckley) Chosen by Katy Perry Advanced

Top 10[]

The theme this week was "Disney Night".

Lady K "How Far I'll Go" (Auli'i Cravalho) Moana Eliminated
Noah Thompson "You've Got a Friend in Me" (Randy Newman) Toy Story Advanced
Emyrson Flora "Carried Me with You" (Brandi Carlile) Onward Eliminated
Huntergirl "I See the Light" (Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi) Tangled Advanced
Jay Copeland "Remember Me" (Natalia Lafourcade and Miguel) Coco Advanced
Leah Marlene "When She Loved Me" (Sarah MacLachlan) Toy Story 2 Advanced
Nicolina "Poor Unfortunate Souls" (Pat Carroll) The Little Mermaid Advanced
Mike Parker "You'll Be in My Heart" (Phil Collins) Tarzan Eliminated
Christian Guardino "Circle of Life" (Elton John) The Lion King Advanced
Fritz Hager "Go the Distance" (Roger Bart) Hercules Advanced

The Great Idol Reunion[]

Laci Kaye Booth Laine Hardy "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around" (Stevie Nicks & Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers)
Jordin Sparks Ruben Studdard "I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)" (George Michael and Aretha Franklin)
Maddie Poppe Caleb Lee Hutchinson "Islands in the Stream" (Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers)
Kris Allen David Cook "Dreams" (The Cranberries)
Willie Spence Grace Kinstler "Rather Be" (Clean Bandit, ft. Jess Glynne)
Lauren Alaina Scotty McCreery "When You Say Nothing At All" (Alison Krauss & The Union Station)

Top 7[]

The theme this week was "TikTok/Mother's Day Dedication".

Leah Marlene "Electric Love" (BØRNS) Advanced
Jay Copeland "I Have Nothing" (Whitney Houston) Eliminated
Fritz Hager "All My Friends" (Fritz Hager) Advanced
Christian Guardino "Lonely" (Justin Bieber and Benny Blanco) Eliminated
Huntergirl "You Broke Me First" (Tate McRae) Advanced
Noah Thompson "Painted Blue" (Sundy Best) Advanced
Nicolina "Alone" (Heart) Advanced
Jay Copeland "A Song for Mama" (Boyz II Men) Eliminated
Fritz Hager "The Ocean" (Fritz Hager) Advanced
Leah Marlene "Sanctuary" (The cast of Nashville, ft. Charles Esten, Lennon & Maisy) Advanced
Huntergirl "Like My Mother Does" (Lauren Alaina) Advanced
Noah Thompson "Landslide" (Fleetwood Mac) Advanced
Nicolina "Light in the Hallway" (Pentatonix) Advanced
Christian Guardino "Dear God" (Smokie Norful) Eliminated

Top 5[]

The theme is "Carrie Underwood/Contestant's Choice"

Huntergirl "Undo it" (Carrie Underwood) Advanced
Leah Marlene "I'll Stand by You" (The Pretenders) Advanced
Fritz Hager "I Wanna Remember" (NEEDTOBREATHE, ft. Carrie Underwood) Eliminated
Noah Thompson "So Small" (Carrie Underwood) Advanced
Nicolina "Blown Away" (Carrie Underwood) Eliminated
Leah Marlene "Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)" (Journey) Advanced
Huntergirl "Girl Crush" (Little Big Town) Advanced
Fritz Hager "Youngblood" (5 Seconds of Summer) Eliminated
Nicolina "All I Ask" (Adele) Eliminated
Noah Thompson "Working Man" (Larry Fleet) Advanced

Season 20 Finale[]

Trivia[]

  • Gabby Barrett served as a mentor for the Top 14 telecast.
  • Derek Hough served as a mentor for the Top 10 telecast.
    • Originally, Ben Platt was going to be the mentor, but was replaced by Derek for unknown reasons.
  • The Top 10, Adassa and Rhenzy Felix sung "We Don't Talk About Bruno" from Encanto during the Top 10 telecast.
  • Miss Piggy, Animal and Chosen Jacobs made cameo appearances during the Top 10 telecast.
  • William Hung sung "She Bangs" for the The Great Idol Reunion.
  • Randy Jackson, Paula Abdul, David Archuleta and Justin Guarini all made cameo appearances during The Great Idol Reunion.
  • Will.i.am served as a mentor for the Top 7 telecast.
  • Noah Thompson and Fritz Hager tested positive for COVID-19 before the Top 7 telecast, so Noah's performance was filmed from his hotel room and American Idol used Fritz's rehearsal performance.
  • Carrie Underwood served as a mentor for the Top 5 telecast.
  • FINNEAS sang "Naked" during the Top 5 telecast.
  • Diane Warren and Rita Ora made appearances during the Top 5 telecast, to promote their collaborative single "Finish Line".
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