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The semifinals of Season 16 of American Idol comprised of twenty-four singers. It started on April 8th, 2018 and finished April 16th, 2018.

Contestants[]

Group 1[]

Dominique "Ain't Nobody" (Rufus and Chaka Khan) Eliminated
Layla Spring "A Broken Wing" (Martina McBride) Eliminated
Catie Turner "Call Me" (Blondie) Advanced
Dennis Lorenzo "Rude" (MAGIC!) Advanced
Michelle Sussett "If I Were a Boy" (Beyonce) Advanced
Michael J. Woodard "Golden Slumbers" (The Beatles) Advanced
Trevor McBane "Way Down We Go" (Kaleo) Eliminated
Jonny Brenns "Georgia" (Vance Joy) Advanced
Kay Kay "Love on the Brain" (Rihanna) Eliminated
Brandon Diaz "Hello" (Lionel Richie) Eliminated
Gabby Barrett "My Church" (Maren Morris) Advanced
Cade Foehner "All Along the Watchtower" (Jimi Hendrix) Advanced

Duets[]

Catie Turner Andy Grammer "Good To Be Alive (Hallelujah)" (Andy Grammer)
Cade Foehner Bishop Briggs "Never Tear Us Apart" (INXS)
Layla Spring Sugarland "Stuck Like Glue" (Sugarland)
Dominique Aloe Blacc "Wake Me Up" (Avicii)
Brandon Diaz Luis Fonsi "Despacito" (Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee)
Kay Kay Patrick Monahan "Drive By" (Train)
Trevor McBane Bishop Briggs "River" (Bishop Briggs)
Michelle Sussett Luis Fonsi "I Can't Make You Love Me" (Bonnie Raitt)
Jonny Brenns Andy Grammer "Back Home" (Andy Grammer)
Dennis Lorenzo Allen Stone "Unaware" (Allen Stone)
Michael J. Woodard Patrick Monahan "Angel in Blue Jeans" (Train)
Gabby Barrett Sugarland "Stay" (Sugarland)

Group 2[]

Amelia Hammer Harris "Believer" (Imagine Dragons) Eliminated
Garrett Jacobs "Treat You Better" (Shawn Mendes) Advanced
Maddie Poppe "Brand New Key" (Melanie) Advanced
Ada Vox "Feeling Good" (Nina Simone) Advanced
Caleb Lee Hutchinson "Die a Happy Man" (Thomas Rhett) Advanced
Effie Passero "Barracuda" (Heart) Eliminated
Alyssa Raghu "Stay" (Rihanna, ft. Mikky Ekko) Eliminated
Marcio Donaldson "Inseparable" (Natalie Cole) Advanced
Mara Justine "Run to You" (Whitney Houston) Advanced
Jurnee "Flashlight" (Jessie J) Advanced
Shannon O'Hara "All I Ask" (Adele) Eliminated
Ron Bultongez "Dancing on My Own" (Robyn) Eliminated

Duets[]

Caleb Lee Hutchinson Bebe Rexha "Meant to Be" (Bebe Rexha, ft. Florida Georgia Line)
Ada Vox Lea Michele "Defying Gravity" (Idina Menzel & Kristin Chenoweth)
Maddie Poppe Colbie Caillat "Bubbly" (Colbie Caillat)
Ron Bultongez Banners "Someone to You" (Banners)
Amelia Hammer Harris Bebe Rexha "Me, Myself & I" (G-Eazy, ft. Bebe Rexha)
Shannon O'Hara Cam "Burning House" (Cam)
Alyssa Raghu Banners "Yellow" (Coldplay)
Marcio Donaldson Allen Stone "What's Going On" (Marvin Gaye)
Jurnee Lea Michele "Run to You" (Whitney Houston)
Garrett Jacobs Colbie Caillat "Lucky" (Jason Mraz, ft. Colbie Caillat)
Mara Justine Rachel Platten "Fight Song" (Rachel Platten)
Effie Passero Cam "Diane" (Cam)

Trivia[]

  • This is the second season in a row where America goes not vote for the Top 24, instead the finalists are chosen by the Judges.
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