American Idol 2023 Spoilers: Season 21 Top 20 Contestants Revealed!

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American Idol 2023 Spoilers Season 21 Top 20 Contestants

American Idol filmed the show’s 3 hour Top 20 episode Wednesday night (April 19). Host Ryan Seacrest called the performers up one by one to reveal whether they would sing another day. The episode eliminated six contestants from the Top 26. And as usual, the results have leaked to The results were revealed on their Twitter account, @Idolspoilers. American Idol 2023 Spoilers Season 21 Top 20 Contestants are revealed!

American Idol 2023 Recap: Top 26 Perform in Hawaii Part 1
American Idol 2023 Recap: Top 26 Perform in Hawaii Part 2

Let’s see if the Facebook stats and poll results match up to reality! REMINDER! PLEASE DO NOT SPOIL THESE RESULTS IN OTHER THREADS! I know, it’s hard to believe, but some folks want a suspenseful viewing experience while watching the show. Also, American Idol has been really cool about spoilers the last couple of years. I think that fan sites keep this stuff pretty well firewalled in one of the reasons.

Watch the three hour American Idol season 21 Top 20 episode on Sunday May 23 at 8 pm ET/PT. Season 20 winner Noah Thompson and runner-up HunterGirl will perform their latest singles. Also, Motown legend Smokey Robinson performs. The Top 20 will perform for YOUR Votes. The Top 12 will be revealed on Monday April 24. Judges Lionel Richie, Katy Perry and Luke Bryan will choose 2 wildcards while America picks the Top 10.

A couple of notes:

These leaked results are not officially confirmed. However, they are likely correct, coming from a source with an excellent track record.

Emma Busse is the only surprising elimination. She performed 8th, and her Sam Smith cover was very good. Also, her Facebook and Poll numbers were strong. Malik Heard and Dawson Wayne didn’t perform strong enough in Hawaii to overcome their lack of screen time. PJAE, Elijah McCormick and Elise Kristine performed early in the line up. Also, they could have picked songs that did a better job of highlighting their strengths.

With Elijah leaving the competition, Tyson Venegas is the only remaining Platinum Ticket winner. What a bust. Remember that Elijah beat both Top 20 contestants Haven Madison and Matt Wilson for the fan voted AMAs ticket.

American Idol 2023 Spoilers Season 21 Top 20 Contestants

  1. Colin Stough
  2. Iam Tongi
  3. Hannah Nicolaisen
  4. Haven Madison
  5. Kaeyra
  6. Lucy Love
  7. Mariah Faith
  8. Marybeth Byrd
  9. Matt Wilson
  10. Megan Danielle
  11. Michael Williams
  12. Nailyah Serenity
  13. Nutsa
  14. Olivia Soli
  15. Oliver Steele
  16. Paige Anne
  17. Tyson Venegas
  18. Warren Peay
  19. Wé Ani
  20. Zachariah Smith


  1. Dawson Wayne
  2. Elijah McCormick
  3. Elise Kristine
  4. Emma Busse
  5. Malik Heard
  6. PJAE
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