American Idol 2022 Auditions 2: Meet The Contestants (Photos)

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American Idol’s landmark season 20 continues on ABC Sunday March 6. The second audition episode includes hopefuls who sang in front of judges Lionel Richie, Katy Perry and Luke Bryan in Austin, Los Angeles and Nashville. Host Ryan Seacrest is on hand to help, as always.

Sunday’s American Idol “auditions 2” episode includes a former Miss America, a recent contestant on the FOX game show, I Can See Your Voice, and former America’s Got Talent and The Voice contestants you will surely  remember. 

Meet the contestants and click through the photo gallery at the bottom of the page.

*Contestant research by Blake Busch

American Idol Auditions 2 Contestants List 

  • Kenedi Anderson – It’s not a spoiler! Kenedi has been seen triumphantly waving a Platinum Ticket in at least one promo. She got hers in Los Angeles. She’s from Virginia, and is a vocal beast. Watch her POV cover HERE – Instagram Tik Tok
  • Kurtis Bell – Kurtis sings old school rock n roll that involves Jerry Lee Lewis inspired piano playing and rockabilly electric guitar. – Instagram 
  • Kelsie Dolin – Beckley West Virginia native performs country music and is quite raw. She auditions for her grandma, according to a promo.  – Instagram Tik Tok
  • Christian Guardino – Christian, from New York, is an America’s Got Talent alum who got Howie Mandel’s golden buzzer in 2017 at age 16. Now in his 20s, Christian’s voice is much more developed than his AGT days.  AGT Golden Buzzer Audition “Who’s Loving You” “Lonely” cover Click to WatchInstagram Tik Tok
  • Isaiah Jayy – Isaiah also goes by Beret Zay. He’a a South Central Los Angeles native who has opened for Eric Bellinger, Mila J and Ginuwine. An R&B singer, songwriter and dancer, he currently he performs as part of Kanye West’s Sunday Service. Listen to music on his websiteVoyage LA interviewInstagram Tik Tok
  • Lady K – Alabama singer Kezia Istonia aka Lady K has gone viral with a few covers. She’s  a soul singer who can cover vocalists such as Jazmine Sullivan and pull it off. Viral “Hrs & Hrs” Challenge: Click to Watch Audition Tape: Click to WatchInstagram Tik Tok
  • Leah Marlene –  Leah is an Illinois resident, by way of Toronto Canada. She’s a talented and quirky songwriter from a musical family. Her dad, Derry Grehan is a songwriter and lead guitarist with the Canadian band, Honeymoon Suite. She studied for two years at Belmont University in Nashville – Instagram Tik Tok
  • BETTY (Maxwell) – 27 year old Betty won Miss America in 2016 as Betty Cantrell. She has a huge following on Tik Tok and is a motivational speaker and makeup artist. Originally from Georgia, she moved to Nashville after her reign to pursue a country music career (On the pageant, she sang opera WATCH). But now she lives in Florida with her husband Spencer Maxwell. She picked out a wedding dress on the reality show, Say Yes to the Dress WATCH  – Instagram Tik Tok
  • Allegra Miles – 19 year old Allegra competed on The Voice season 18 on Team Nick Jonas. The singer left the competition at the semi-finals. Season 18 went virtual after the pandemic shut down TV and movie production. She never performed live. The Voice 18 Blind Audition “Use Somebody”: Click to Watch “Airplanes” Cover: Click to Watch – Instagram Tik Tok
  • Mike Parker – The 27 year old was a The Voice season 15 contestant, who was eliminated from Team Jennifer Hudson after battling Makenzie Thomas. The Voice 2018 Knockout: Click to Watch Ruel’s “Dazed and Confused” Cover: Click to Watch.  – Instagram Tik Tok
  • Kaitlyn Rose – A Los Angeles based dancer and Instagram star (88K followers), Kaitlyn auditioned for Idol with other dancers, which is kind of odd. She was once signed to MSA dance agency and was a figure skater for 6 years. She performs at a pre-teen event HERE. – Instagram Tik Tok
  • Luke Taylor – This 24 year old Liberty University student has 1.9 million followers on Tik Tok where he goes by “Luke the Voice.”  Only a month ago he appeared on an episode of the FOX musical game show, I Can See Your Voice where he pretended to be a carpenter. He totally stumped the panel. His big reveal features a performance of Toby Keith’s “Beer for My Horses” and gives off Caleb Lee Hutchinson vibes. WATCH. – Instagram Tik Tok
  • Skylie Thompson – At 14 in 2018, the singer won a The Brat competition judged by The Voice alum Aliyah Moulden and AGT’s contortionist Sofie Dossi. Now 17, the Cyril, Oklahoma native appeared on Karma, an HBO web series. – Instagram Tik Tok
  • Aaron Westberry – Aaron goes by Wessbery and is a 20 year old super pop-centric vocalist from Greer, South Carolina. – Instagram Tik Tok

Meet more contestants

For more on American Idol contestants, check out our 31 contestant mega-guide HERE. The Voice, AGT, and returning Idol alums are profiled HERE. And meet the contestants featured in television promos HERE.

American Idol 2022 Season 20 SPOILERS are here! But please keep spoiler talk in the spoiler posts. Thank you. 

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