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The semifinals of Season 20 of American Idol comprised of twenty-four singers. It started on April 4th, 2022 and ended on April 18th, 2022.

Contestants[]

Kenedi Anderson Cadence Baker
Sir Blayke Jay Copeland
Danielle Finn Emyrson Flora
Tristen Gressett Christian Guardino
Fritz Hager Huntergirl
Lady K Katyrah Love
Leah Marlene Dan Marshall
Ava Maybee Allegra Miles
Jacob Moran Nicolina
Mike Parker Elli Rowe
Sage Scarlet
Noah Thompson Cameron Whitcomb

Top 24[]

Group 1[]

Jay Copeland "I Want You Back" (The Jackson 5) Advanced
Elli Rowe "Everywhere" (Fleetwood Mac) Advanced
Tristen Gressett "With a Little Help from My Friends" (The Beatles) Advanced
Scarlet "Levitating" (Dua Lipa) Eliminated
Sage "Jolene" (Dolly Parton) Advanced
Danielle Finn "Your Song" (Elton John) Eliminated
Mike Parker "Best Shot" (Jimmie Allen) Advanced
Emyrson Flora "Angels Like You" (Miley Cyrus) Advanced
Dan Marshall "Heaven" (Bryan Adams) Advanced
Jacob Moran "In My Blood" (Shawn Mendes) Advanced
Huntergirl "Banjo" (Rascal Flatts) Advanced
Nicolina "Elastic Heart" (Sia) Advanced

Group 2[]

Cadence Baker "Something's Got a Hold on Me" (Etta James) Advanced
Sir Blayke "Breakeven" (The Script) Eliminated
Allegra Miles "Adore You" (Harry Styles) Advanced
Kenedi Anderson "Human" (Christina Perri) Withdrew
Lady K "Before He Cheats" (Carrie Underwood) Advanced
Ava Maybee "Tell Me Something Good" (Rufus & Chaka Khan) Advanced
Noah Thompson "Blue Side of the Mountain" (The Steeldrivers) Advanced
Leah Marlene "Call Me" (Blondie) Advanced
Cameron Whitcomb "Bad Moon Rising" (Creedence Clearwater Revival) Advanced
Christian Guardino "Leave the Door Open" (Silk Sonic) Advanced
Katyrah Love "Blame it on the Boogie" (The Jacksons) Advanced
Fritz Hager "Waves" (Dean Lewis) Advanced

Top 20[]

Emyrson Flora "Tell Me You Love Me" (Demi Lovato) Advanced
Mike Parker "Chasing After You" (Ryan Hurd & Maren Morris) In Danger
Tristen Gressett "Sacrifice" (The Weeknd) In Danger
Sage "Rhiannon" (Fleetwood Mac) In Danger
Jay Copeland "You Know I'm No Good" (Amy Winehouse) In Danger
Nicolina "Edge of Seventeen" (Stevie Nicks) Advanced
Jacob Moran "Don't You Worry 'bout a Thing" (Stevie Wonder) In Danger
Huntergirl "Heartbreak Down" (Huntergirl) Advanced
Elli Rowe "Somewhere Only We Know" (Keane) In Danger
Dan Marshall "Friends in Low Places" (Garth Brooks) Advanced
Ava Maybee "Anyone" (Demi Lovato) Advanced
Allegra Miles "Free Fallin'" (Tom Petty) In Danger
Noah Thompson "Falling" (Harry Styles) Advanced
Leah Marlene "Heal" (Tom Odell) Advanced
Christian Guardino "Imagine" (John Lennon) Advanced
Fritz Hager "When the Party's Over" (Billie Eilish) Advanced
Katyrah Love "Dream" (Bishop Briggs) In Danger
Cameron Whitcomb "Changes" (Black Sabbath) In Danger
Cadence Baker "Train Wreck" (James Arthur) In Danger
Lady K "Love on the Brain" (Rihanna) Advanced

Victory Songs[]

Ava Maybee "Cuz I Love You" (Lizzo)
Christian Guardino "Creep" (Radiohead)
Lady K "Bust Your Window" (Jazmine Sullivan)
Huntergirl "Vice" (Miranda Lambert)
Dan Marshall "Stuck on You" (Lionel Richie)
Leah Marlene "Wisher to the Well" (Leah Marlene)
Nicolina "She Used to Be Mine" (Sara Bareilles)
Noah Thompson "Cover Me Up" (Jason Isbell)
Emyrson Flora "Love in the Dark" (Adele)
Fritz Hager "Golden" (Harry Styles)

Danger Zone[]

Cameron Whitcomb "If it Hadn't Been for Love" (The Steeldrivers) Eliminated
Allegra Miles "Tainted" (Allegra Miles) Chosen
Katyrah Love "Through the Fire" (Chaka Khan) Eliminated
Cadence Baker "I'm Your Baby Tonight" (Whitney Houston) Eliminated
Sage "Brown Eyed Lover" (Allen Stone) Eliminated
Jay Copeland "Believer" (Imagine Dragons) Chosen
Jacob Moran "Rise" (Katy Perry) Eliminated
Elli Rowe "All I Want" (Kodaline) Eliminated
Mike Parker "Bed on Fire" (Teddy Swims) Chosen
Tristen Gressett "Are You Gonna Go My Way" (Lenny Kravitz) Chosen

Trivia[]

  • The first round of the semifinals took place at the Disney Aulani Resort in Hawaii for the first time ever.
    • Prior rounds in other seasons have taken place at the Aulani Resort, but never the semifinals nor a round where America could vote for the contestants.
  • Jimmie Allen and Bebe Rexha served as mentors for the Top 24.
    • Allen sang "Down Home" during the Top 24 (Group 1) telecast.
  • Chayce Beckham sang "Doin' it Right" during the Top 20 telecast.
  • Alejandro Aranda sang "The Darkness" during the Top 20 telecast.
  • Phillip Phillips sang "Love Like That" during the Top 20 telecast.
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