American Idol 2022: Top 7 Updates

AMERICAN Idol returned to Sunday night’s hit singing competition, with two more contestants eliminated.

Leah Marlene is left with Noah Thompson, HunterGirl and Fritz Hager as the top five remaining singers.

Ryan Seacrest, host, revealed that Christian Guardino and Jay Copeland were the contestants with the lowest votes.

The singing competition show marked 20 years of The Great Idol Reunion. Kris Allen, Jordin Sparks and David Cook performed jaw-dropping duets to Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie.

Randy Jackson and Paula Abdul were former judges. Some fans wondered about Jackson’s health, as he looked completely different.

As Sunday night’s episode concluded, the competition’s top 5 were determined. Season 20’s finale will be slated for later in this month.

Every Sunday at 8 p.m. ET, Idol fans can tune in to the ABC show.

Check out our American Idol live blog to get the latest news and updates.

  • Maddie Poppe: Who are you?

    Folk singer Maddie Poppe was the season 16 winner of American Idol in 2018.

    She beat runners up Caleb Lee Hutchinson and Gabby Barrett. Hutchinson revealed, in a shocking twist, that he was dating Poppe during the results show.

    She released her first studio album, Whirlwind, with Hollywood Records in 2019.

    The singer performed on the reunion episode with Hutchinson last week.

  • Scotty McCreery, who are you?

    Scotty McCreery won American Idol in 2011 at just 17 years old.

    Clear As Day was his debut album and went platinum in October 2011.

    Since then, he has recorded three more studio albums and has written his own book, “Go Big or go Home: The Journey Towards the Dream,” which details his rise from stardom to superstardom.

    The country singer performed in last week’s reunion episode with his season’s runner-up, Lauren Alaina.

  • Kris Allen is who?

    Kris Allen was pitted against Adam Lambert in American Idol’s tight 2009 final.

    Allen won the final round, but it was controversial. Many people even thought the competition was rigged.

    Allen has released two albums since, but was involved in a car accident in 2013 that left him with a broken wrist. He had to learn how to play guitar again.

    He was reunited with 2008 winner David Cook in the American Idol reunion episode.

  • Who is David Cook?

    David Cook won the seventh season of Idol, beating David Archuleta, the runner-up. 

    After winning the show, he released his debut single The Time of My Life, which went platinum.

    After initial success, Cook became an independent artist and started creating more pop-style music.

  • Carrie Underwood is who?

    Carrie Underwood is a singer-songwriter who shot to fame after winning American Idol and releasing her multi-platinum debut album Some Hearts in the same year.

    She is now a top-selling artist in country music.

    Underwood has been honored with numerous Academy of Country Music, Country Music Association, Grammy and Grammy awards.

    Her number. Her No. 1 country hits include All-American Girl and Last Name.

  • Carrie Underwood: ‘Can’t wait!’

    Next week, the famous Idol alum will mentor the Top 5 contestants.

    The American Idol star tweeted the announcement and added: “Can’t wait!”

  • Is there a new American Idol episode airing tonight?

    Tonight’s American Idol season 20 episode will not air.

    ABC will not air any new episodes on May 9, 2022. The program will be back to one-a-week episodes in the final shows.

  • Continue reading “What happened to Kenedi Anderson?”

    The rising star then took to social media, where she confirmed the news. She wrote in an Instagram post: “For personal reasons, I’m unable to continue on American Idol.

    “This has been one of the hardest decisions I’ve ever had to make, but I know it’s necessary.

    “I’m so grateful to American Idol, the judges, the producers, the amazing contestants, and all the fans who have supported me.

    “Thank you for giving me such an amazing opportunity to share my voice, chase my dreams, feel so much joy and happiness doing what I love, and making lifelong friends along the way.”

    Kenedi confirmed the news, but she didn’t specify why.

  • Kenedi Anderson: What happened?

    At the beginning of the season, Kenedi Anderson made history by earning the show’s first platinum ticket, which allows contestants to bypass the first round of Hollywood Week.

    Despite being one of the season’s frontrunners, on April 11, 2022, episode she shocked fans when she withdrew from the competition.

    Following Kenedi’s performance of Christina Perri’s Human at the Aulani Disney Resort in HawaiiThe host Ryan Seacrest revealed during the program: “You will notice there was no voting information during Kenedi’s performance just now.

    “Since we taped these shows in Hawaii earlier, Kenedi (or Kennedy Anderson) has chosen to withdraw from our show for personal reasons. We send her well wishes.”

  • Which contestants were eliminated from the competition?

    The contestants who were eliminated on Sunday, May 8, 2022, were Christian Guardino and Jay Copeland.

    Previously, the contestants eliminated on May 1 were Lady K, Emyrson Flora, and Mike Parker.

  • Who are the top five American Idol Season 20 contestants?

    On Sunday, May 8, 2022, the top five contestants were announced, with fans voting for their top picks and judges Katy Perry, Luke Bryan, and Lionel Richie saying goodbye to those who left the show.

    Here’s the American Idol top five:

    1. Nicolina
    2. HunterGirl
    3. Noah Thompson
    4. Leah Marlene
    5. Fritz Hager
  • Top Five Photos

    HunterGirl and Nicolina took a photo of Noah and Fritz through their phone screens.

    American Idol’s account on Twitter shared the photo.

  • Fans are upset by last night’s eliminations

    Twitter users have taken to Twitter to voice their disapproval at America’s vote.

  • Finneas to perform next Week

    Next Sunday’s American Idol will see Finneas, the Grammy Award winner, take to the stage.

  • Who was eliminated last night

    These were the two contestants who were eliminated last night from the competition.

  • American Idol Top 5

    These are the top five:

    • Leah Marlene
    • Noah Thompson
    • Fritz Hager
    • HunterGirl
    • Nicolina
  • Paula Abdul is who?

    After her successful singing and cheerleading careers, Paula Abdul became one of the three feature judges on Fox’s American Idol in 2002.

    Abdul was the soft, compassionate voice that sat opposite Simon Cowell’s stern and grueling commentary.

    Abdul remained on the hugely popular show for 9 seasons. According to reports, she earned over 5 million dollars per season.

    The former judge will return to the show on tonight’s episode.

  • What is Randy Jackson’s net worth?

    According to Wealthy peopleJackson is worth $60 Million

    The same site reports that his salary with American Idol was about $5million per season.

    Fans can assume that a large portion of his wealth was accumulated due to his time on American Idol, as well as his work with MTV and other musical artists.

    He shares his wealth with his three children, Taylor, Zoe and Jordan Jackson.

  • Randy Jackson? Continued

    Randy Jackson attended the Southern University, where he studied music.

    He’s also worked as an executive producer for the competitive dance reality TV show America’s Best Dance Crew.

    Jackson was an industry veteran in the music industry before he joined television.

    Performing as a bassist with numerous music legends such as Whitney Houston, Bruce Springsteen, the band Journey, and Aretha Franklin.

  • Randy Jackson: Who are you?

    Randy Jackson made his mark on American Idol where he judged contestants on their singing ability for 12 years.

    Fans will recognize his name if they were avid watchers of American Idol from 2002 to 2014.

    Randy Jackson, 65, is an American bassist, television personality, record producer, and Musik manager.

    Born on June 23, 1956, Jackson is from Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

  • Is every audition on TV?

    Not every audition will make the cut.

    This is because not enough television time is available to show all contestants.

    If they make it to the next round, but don’t appear on TV, they will be left out of the fan base that can help them win votes later in the season.

  • Is Lionel Richie married?

    Lionel Richie is the father of three children born to two different marriages.

    In 1975, Richie married his college sweetheart Brenda Harvey.

    Eight years later, Nicole Camille Escovedo, now Nicole Richie, was adopted by the couple.

    Harvey and Richie split in August 1993. After nearly 18 years of marriage, he married Diane Alexander in Dec 1995.

    Richie has two children with Alexander, his son Miles Brockman – who was born in May 1994 – and his daughter Sofia Richie, born in August 1998.

    Alexander and Richie’s marriage ended in 2004.

  • Luke Bryan adopted his oldest children?

    In 2007, Luke’s older sister Kelly died suddenly from unknown causes, leaving her husband Lee to care for their three children.

    Lee passed away from a heart attack in 2014. This tragedy left their children without a parent.

    Luke and Caroline, their wife, stepped in quickly to care for their nieces Jordan (then 20), Kris (16 years old at the time), and Til (14 years).

    The couple adopted the kids who are now in their 20s.

  • Are Luke Bryan and his children married?

    Luke and his wife Caroline started their family in 2008, two years after they were married on the Turks and Caicos Islands.

    Thomas, their first son, was born March 18, 2008. Tatum, their second son was born August 11, 2010.

  • Are Katy Perry and her children married?

    On August 26, 2020, Katy and fiancée Orlando Bloom welcomed their first child together.

    They share a daughter named Daisy Dove Bloom. 

    Their baby girl’s highly-anticipated name reveal came just months after the singer released a track off her upcoming album, Smile, which was called Daisies.


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