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The semifinals of Season 22 of American Idol comprised of twenty-four singers. It started on April 8th, 2024.

Contestants[]

Ajii Jordan Anthony
Jack Blocker McKenna Faith Breinholt
Odell Bunton Jr. Abi Carter
Roman Collins Jayna Elise
Julia Gagnon Triston Harper
Jennifer Jeffries Kayko
KBlocks Elleigh Marie
Mia Matthews Hailey Mia
Will Moseley Nya
Blake Proehl Quintavious
Kennedy Reid Kaibrienne "KB" Richins
Emmy Russell Mackenzie Sol

Top 24[]

Group 1[]

Hailey Mia "She's All I Wanna Be" (Tate McRae) Eliminated
Jordan Anthony "Titanium" (David Guetta, ft. Sia) Advanced
Jayna Elise "Confident" (Demi Lovato) Advanced
Julia Gagnon "Rumour Has It" (Adele) Advanced
Kayko "How To Live Without You?" (Kayko) Advanced
Nya "The Best" (Tina Turner) Advanced
Blake Proehl "Anyone" (Justin Bieber) Eliminated
Abi Carter "Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)" (Hillsong United) Advanced
Quintavious "Something in the Water" (Carrie Underwood) Advanced
Kaibrienne "KB" Richins "Heaven" (Bryan Adams) Advanced
Will Moseley "(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay" (Otis Redding) Advanced
McKenna Faith Breinholt "The Story" (Brandi Carlile) Advanced

Group 2[]

Odell Bunton Jr. "Uptown Funk" (Mark Ronson, ft. Bruno Mars) Advanced
Elleigh Marie "Forget You" (Cee-Lo Green) Eliminated
Mackenzie Sol "Jealous" (Nick Jonas) Advanced
Jennifer Jeffries "Bruises" (Lewis Capaldi) Advanced
Emmy Russell "Beautiful Things" (Benson Boone) Advanced
Ajii "Higher" (Tems) Advanced
Kennedy Reid "Fancy" (Reba McEntire) Advanced
Jack Blocker "Rainbow" (Kacey Musgraves) Advanced
Roman Collins "How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)" (Marvin Gaye) Advanced
KBlocks "Harleys in Hawaii" (Katy Perry) Eliminated
Mia Matthews "Daddy's Hands" (Holly Dunn) Advanced
Triston Harper "God's Country" (Blake Shelton) Advanced

Top 20[]

Jack Blocker "You Don't Mess Around with Jim" (Jim Croce) Advanced
Mia Matthews "Wildflowers and Wild Horses" (Lainey Wilson) Advanced
Mackenzie Sol "I'll Never Love Again" (Lady Gaga) In Danger
Roman Collins "Never Would Have Made It" (Marvin Sapp) In Danger
Kennedy Reid "Love Can Build a Bridge" (The Judds) In Danger
Ajii "Like a Stone" (Audioslave) In Danger
Jennifer Jeffries "Grave Digger" (Matt Maeson) In Danger
Emmy Russell "Want You" (Emmy Russell) Advanced
Triston Harper "H-O-P-E" (Triston Harper) Advanced
Odell Bunton Jr. "The Door" (Teddy Swims) In Danger
Kayko "Over You" (Kayko) Advanced
Jordan Anthony "When the Party's Over" (Billie Eilish) In Danger
Quintavious "Hollow" (Tori Kelly) In Danger
Kaibrienne "Girl I Am Now" (Kaibrienne) Advanced
Nya "Georgia on My Mind" (Ray Charles) In Danger
Jayna Elise "My All" (Mariah Carey) In Danger
Abi Carter "Welcome to the Black Parade" (My Chemical Romance) Advanced
Will Moseley "Makin' Me Look Good Again" (Drake White) Advanced
McKenna Faith Breinholt "Both Sides Now" (Joni Mitchell) Advanced
Julia Gagnon "I Believe" (Fantasia Barrino) Advanced

Victory Songs[]

McKenna Faith Breinholt "Tumbleweed" (Nowhere Man and a Whiskey Girl)
Jack Blocker "Feeling Whitney" (Post Malone)
Mia Matthews "Burning House" (Cam)
Kayko "What If?" (Kayko)
Will Moseley "Gone for Good" (Will Moseley)
Abi Carter "My Mind" (Yebba)
Kaibrienne "Zombie" (The Cranberries)
Emmy Russell "Skinny" (Emmy Russell)
Julia Gagnon "Need a Favor" (Jelly Roll)
Triston Harper "'Til You Can't" (Cody Johnson)

Danger Zone[]

Quintavious "Make it Happen" (Mariah Carey) Eliminated
Jordan Anthony "Attention" (Charlie Puth) Chosen
Kennedy Reid "Somethin' Bad" (Miranda Lambert & Carrie Underwood) Eliminated
Jennifer Jeffries "All I Want" (Kodaline) Eliminated
Ajii "Call Out My Name" (The Weeknd) Eliminated
Nya "Water" (Tyla) Chosen
Odell Bunton Jr. "Wait on You" (Elevation Worship & Maverick City Music ft. Dante Bowe & Chandler Moore) Eliminated
Mackenzie Sol "False Alarms" (Lawrence, ft. Jon Bellion) Eliminated
Jayna Elise "All I Wanted" (Paramore) Chosen
Roman Collins "It's a Man's Man's Man's World" (James Brown) Chosen

Trivia[]

  • This is the third year in a row that the first part of the semifinals took place at the Disney Aulani Resort in Hawaii.
  • Tori Kelly and Jelly Roll served as guest mentors and guest judges for the semifinals.
    • Tori also sang "High Water" during the first Top 24 performance telecast.
    • Jelly also sang "Halfway to Hell" during the second Top 24 performance telecast.
  • Iam Tongi sang "Why Kiki?" during the first Top 24 performance telecast.
  • Vanna White made a cameo appearance during the second Top 24 performance telecast.
  • Teddy Swims sang "Lose Control" during the Top 20 telecast.
  • Paul Russell sang "Lil Boo Thang" during the Top 20 telecast.
  • Lauren Spencer-Smith sang "Fingers Crossed" during the Top 20 telecast.
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