American Idol Top 20 Will Be Come 10 With a Possible Save!
Here is what’s up for Sunday’s American Idol! The Top 10 will be revealed and the judges MAY use their one and only save. But you’ll have to tune in to find out. Plus, in keeping with the Homeward bound them, season 11 winner Phillip Phillips will sing his smash winners single “Home.” It all happens remotely, of course! From the ABC press release:
American Idol 11 Winner Phillip Phillips Performs
Find out who America voted into the Top 10 of American Idol and whether or not judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie choose to use their only save of the season, SUNDAY, MAY 3 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. In this “home”-themed episode, “Idol” judges team up with friends and industry heavyweights to give the finalists a masterclass on what it takes to be a superstar. Plus, Phillip Phillips returns to the Idol stage remotely to open the show with an acoustic performance of his bestselling hit song, “Home.” (TV-PG, L) Episodes can also be viewed the next day on demand and on Hulu.
UPDATE: Along with Phillip Phillips, Charlie Puth, Stevie Wonder and Darius Rucker Will Also Appear.
Along with Phillip Phillips “Home” performance, Charlie Puth, Stevie Wonder and Darius Rucker will also be beaming in from home!
?Special Guests Alert!?
— American Idol (@AmericanIdol) May 1, 2020
The Top 20 and the locations they will be potentially be performing remotely:
- Aliana Jester – Fort Walton Beach, FL
- Arthur Gunn – Wichita, KS
- Cyniah Elise – Jonesboro, GA
- DeWayne Crocker Jr. – Castle Rock, CO
- Dillon James – Bakersfield, CA
- Faith Becnel – Luling, LA
- Francisco Martin – Daly City, CA
- Franklin Boone – Hillsborough, NC
- Grace Leer – Nashville, TN
- Jonny West – Studio City, CA
- Jovin Webb – Baton Rouge, LA
- Julia Gargano – Staten Island, NY
- Just Sam – West Hollywood, CA
- Kimmy Gabriela – Lakeland, FL
- Lauren Spencer-Smith – Port Alberni, British Columbia, Canada
- Louis Knight – Narberth, PA
- Makayla Phillips – Temecula, CA
- Nick Merico – Woodland Hills, CA
- Olivia Ximines – Menifee, CA
- Sophia James (Wackerman) – Long Beach, CA
Helping to determine who America will ultimately vote for to become the next singing sensation are music industry legends and all-star judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie, with help from host Ryan Seacrest and multimedia personality Bobby Bones as in-house mentor.
BONUS VIDEO: Luke, Katy and Lionel made the rounds of the morning talk shows on Wednesday (April 29). Check it out below.
How ‘American Idol’ judges navigate competition remotely – GMA
Lionel Richie, Katy Perry and Luke Bryan Share About Life in Quarantine – The View
“American Idol” Judges Lionel Richie, Katy Perry & Luke Bryan on Taping the Show at Home – The View
Katy Perry is Expecting a Baby Girl – Live with Kelly & Ryan
Lionel Richie Talks About Doing “American Idol” From Home – Live with Kelly & Ryan
Lionel Richie on “We Are the World’s” Relevance After 35 Years – Live with Kelly & Ryan