American Idol 2016 Spoilers – Showcase Round Songs


The American Idol 15 Showcase Round was taped in front of a studio audience at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles on Tuesday December 8. There were TWO tapings. One in the afternoon, the other later in the evening. Check out a review of the first taping from Rodney Ho of the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

All three judges were there, including Keith Urban, Jennifer Lopez and Harry Connick Jr.  Season 8 alum, Allison Iraheta sang backup for Ricky Minor and his band!

I was contacted by someone I trust who attended the first show. Here are some song spoilers. The full American Idol Top 51 contestant list is HERE.

I’m not entirely sure the final list of semi-final contestants will come out of this round. There’s talk there could be additional cuts later. At this point, we can’t assume the this round will result in a Top 24 and/or a group of contestants set to compete in the live rounds.  Now, I’m hearing the cuts are going to happen pretty fast, so hold on to your hats people.

First taping. Twenty-four singers in performance order.

  • Terrian Bass  – Tightrope by Janelle Monae
  • Jordan Sasser – Love Runs Out Onerepublic
  • Mary Williams – Better Dig Two by The Band Perry
  • Christian Eason – Try a Little Tenderness
  • Colette Lush –  Like I’m Gonna Lose You by Meghan Trainor ft John Legend
  • Shelbie Zora – Barracuda by Heart
  • Mionne Destiny – Rumour Has it by Adele
  • Zach Person – American Woman by Lenny Kravitz
  • Jessica Cabral – Breathe by Faith Hill
  • Michelle Marie Little Toy Guns by Carrie Underwood. – Name was missed because fans were screaming for Jennifer, visible overlooking the balcony section.
  • Ariel Sprague – Locked Out Of Heaven by Bruno Mars
  • Malie Delgado – Little White Church by Little Big Town
  • C.J. Johnson – Parachute by Chris Stapleton
  • Stephany Negrete – Girl on Fire Alicia Keys
  • Kayla Mickelsen – Anything Can Happen by Ellie Goulding
  • Jordyn Simone – It Should Have Been Us by Tori Kelly
  • Andrew Nazarbekian – Addicted to You by Avicci
  • Gianna Isabella  – I Still Believe by Mariah Carey
  • Avalon Young – Yo (Excuse Me Miss) by Chris Brown
  • Isaac Cole – Crash and Burn by Thomas Rhett
  • Shevonne Philidor- You Can Win – Michael Jackson from The Whiz
  • Jenn Blosil Jeneve Mitchell  – Ring of Fire by Johnny Cash (with guitar)
  • LaPorsha Renae got huge response from audience performed House of the Rising Sun
  • Trent Harmon – Tiny Dancer by Elton John

This second batch comes from the later taping via @idolspoilers. They report that Kelsie Watts opened and Jenn Blosil closed the taping. The following are in no particular order

  • Kory Wheeler (with guitar)  – “Electric Love” by Borne
  • Kacye Haynes  – Hold On, We’re Going Home by Drake
  • Jon Klaasen  – Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You) by Kelly Clarkson
  • Sonika Vaid  – I Surrender by Celine Dion
  • Lindita Halimi  – Bang, Bang by Jessie J., Ariana Grande, & Nicki Minaj
  • Laurel Wright (with guitar)  – Dime Store Cowgirl by Kacey Musgraves
  • Manny Torres  -Master Blaster (Jammin’) by Stevie Wonder
  • Kelsie Watts  – Walk Away by Kelly Clarkson
  • Olivia Rox  – Love Somebody by Maroon 5
  • Thomas Stringfellow (with guitar)  – Story Of My Life by One Direction
  • Tiffanne LeMay – Numb by Usher
  • Lee Jean (with guitar) –  Make It Rain by Foy Vance/Ed Sheeran
  • Emily Brooke  – So Small by Carrie Underwood
  • Sara Sturm – Battlefield by Jordin Sparks
  • Jenna Renae  – Flat On The Floor by Carrie Underwood
  • Chynna Sherrod  – Hometown Glory by Adele
  • Dalton Rapattoni  – It’s Gonna Be Me by N’Sync
  • Kassy Levels  – Toxic by Britney Spears
  • Anatalia Villaranda  – Runaway Baby by Bruno Mars
  • Jenn Blosil  – The Hanging Tree by Jennifer Lawrence (from The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1)
  • Adam Lasher (with guitar)  – Stay by Rihanna & Mikky Ekko
  • Mackenzie Bourg – Can’t Help Falling in Love by Elvis Presley
  • James Dawson VIII – Change the World by Eric Clapton
  • Amelia Eisenhauer (with violin) – New York State of Mind by Billy Joel
  • Tristan McIntosh – Stronger by Faith Hill
  • Ameet Kanon – TBD
  • Jessica Clark – TBD

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