Live with Kelly and Ryan ‘American Idol Encore’ Fan Favorite Poll Returns

Live with Kelly and Ryan American Idol Encore Returns. Viewer Poll Will Bring Back One Fan Favorite Finalist to Perform

Live with Kelly and Ryan are once again allowing fans to vote for an American Idol contestant to appear on the show.

Only seven contestants remain in the competition, but Idol fans can play a part in giving a favorite finalist an additional national TV appearance: an at-home performance on Live with Kelly and Ryan. “Live’s ‘American Idol’ Encore” will return Monday, May 18, allowing viewers to choose one of the runners-up to perform on Live on Thursday, May 21.

It’s a special opportunity for American Idol fans to bring back a favorite contestant for one more performance. After the 2020 American Idol winner is crowned on Sunday, May 17, on ABC, viewers will get to weigh in via an online poll opening at 10 a.m. EDT, Monday, May 18, and closing at 9 a.m. Tuesday, May 19. After polling ends, one of the eliminated Idol singers will return to national television to appear on “Live,” Thursday, May 21. Further details and the link to the online poll will be available at on Monday, May 18.

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Live with Kelly and Ryan has conducted the competition the three years ABC has aired American Idol. Fourth place finisher, Cade Foehner won the honor in 2018, while 3rd place finisher Madison VanDenburg appeared in 2019. 

The original press release listed the Top 7. I assume they are the contestants who will be eligible. 

  • Arthur Gunn – Wichita, Kansas
  • Dillon James – Bakersfield, California
  • Francisco Martin – Daly City, California
  • Jonny West – Studio City, California
  • Julia Gargano – Staten Island
  • Just Sam – West Hollywood, California
  • Louis Knight – Narberth, Pennsylvania

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