American Idol 2024 Spoilers: Top 24 Season 22 Contestant List


American Idol 2024 Spoilers: Top 24 Season 22 Contestant List and Song Choices

American Idol 2024 filmed the Top 24 contestants at Disney Aulani Resort in Hawaii as the show has done for a few seasons now. The taping took place on Wednesday Feb. 7 and Thursday Feb 8 in front of the judges Lionel Richie, Katy Perry and Luke Bryan. As always, Ryan Seacrest served as host.

Tori Kelly and Jelly Roll serve as mentors

Earlier this week, ABC officially announced that American Idol season 9 alum Tori Kelly and country star Jelly Roll served as mentors to the contestants. But what is NOT official? Which singers from the Top 57 Showstopper Round made it to the Top 24. However, TheIdolPad (@IdolSpoilers on Twitter/X) posted the full contestant list alongside the songs each of the artists performed on stage, in front of a live audience.

We waited a couple of days to post the list, until all the errors shook out. The list below is likely correct now. But as always THESE ARE UNOFFICIAL SPOILERS. TIP has a great track record, but things happen! There could still be errors (but probably not)

ETA: Apparently, a contestant on the list is actually not in what is now reportedly, a Top 24, NOT a Top 25 as previously reported. Scratch off Cate Gartner.

Iam Tongi appears with Group 1 and performs “Why Kiki”

More details: As in previous years, the mentors and contestants were split into two groups which will air on separate shows. The Idol Pad reports that Jelly Roll performed “Halfway to Hell,” on his night, while Tori Kelly sang “High Water.” Jelly Roll and Kelly ALSO served as judges on their respective episodes.

Also, Hawaii native and reigning champ Iam Tongi performed his single “Why Kiki,” apparently for Group 1. He also introduced contestant Abi Carter who sang last.

American Idol 2024 Top 24


  1. Abi Carter
  2. Elleigh Francom
  3. Emmy Russell
  4. Hailey Mia
  5. Jayna Elise Brown
  6. Jennifer Jeffries
  7. Julia Gagnon
  8. K.B. Richins
  9. K-Blocks
  10. Kennedy Reid
  11. McKenna Breinholt
  12. Mia Makana Matthews
  13. Nyachomba “Nya” Muchai-Kinya


  1. Ajii
  2. Blake Proehl
  3. Jack Blocker
  4. Jordan Anthony
  5. Kayko (with keyboard)
  6. Mackenzie Sol
  7. Odell Bunton, Jr.
  8. Quintavious Johnson
  9. Roman Collins
  10. Triston Harper
  11. Will Moseley

Group Assignments with Song Choices

Group 1 (With Tori Kelly):

  • Abi Carter – Wherever You Would Call Me by Zaini
  • Blake Proehl – Anyone by Justin Bieber
  • Hailey Mia – She’s All I Wanna Be by Tate McRae
  • Jayna Elise Brown – Confident by Demi Lovato
  • Jordan Anthony – Titanium by David Guetta & Sia
  • Julia Gagnon – Rumour Has It by Adele
  • K.B. Richins – Heaven by Bryan Adams
  • Kayko – How To Live Without You (original song)
  • McKenna Breinholt – (with guitar) The Story by Brandi Carlile
  • Nyachomba “Nya” Muchai-Kinya – (Simply) The Best by Bonnie Tyler/Tina Turner
  • Quintavious Johnson – Something In The Water by Carrie Underwood
  • Will Moseley – (with guitar) (Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay by Otis Redding

Group 2 (With Jelly Roll):

  • Ajii – Higher by Tems
  • Elleigh Francom – Forget You! by Cee-Lo Green
  • Emmy Russell – Beautiful Things by Benson Boone
  • Jack Blocker – (with guitar) Rainbow by Kacey Musgraves
  • Jennifer Jeffries – Bruises by Lewis Capaldi
  • Kennedy Reid – Fancy by Bobbie Gentry/Reba McEntire
  • Mackenzie Sol – Jealous by Nick Jonas
  • Mia Makana Matthews – Daddy’s Hands by Holly Dunn
  • Odell Bunton, Jr. – Uptown Funk by Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars
  • K-Blocks – Harleys In Hawaii by Katy Perry
  • Roman Collins – How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) by Marvin Gaye/James Taylor
  • Triston Harper – (with guitar) “God’s Country” by Blake Shelton

American Idol judges Lionel Richie, Katy Perry and Luke Bryan auditioned singers in five cities including their respective hometowns, Tuskegee, Alabama, Santa Barbara, California, and Leesburg, Georgia in addition to Los Angeles and Nashville. Golden ticket holders went on to compete on the Hollywood Round. The 57 singers who survived the competition went on to sing in the Showstopper round, in front of a live audience. Afterward, the judges chose the Top 24/25 singers who competed in Hawaii.

Season 22 with host Ryan Seacrest, will premiere on ABC Sunday February 18.

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