The American Idol 2020 (Season 18) Top 20 performed for the judges from their respective homes, a new arrangement due to the COVID-19 / coronavirus pandemic.
The Top 10 contestants were saved by America’s vote while one contestant, specifically Makayla Phillips, was saved by the judges.
Here’s the final list of American Idol Top 11 Season 18 (2020):
Arthur Gunn audition
Arthur Gunn “Hard to Handle”
Arthur Gunn “Have You Ever Seen the Rain”
Arthur Gunn “Is This Love”
Arthur Gunn “Lovin’ Machine” Top 20
Arthur Gunn “Take Me Home Country Roads” Top 11
Louis Knight audition
Louis Knight “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough”
Louis Knight “Breakeven”
Louis Knight “Hold Me While You Wait”
Louis Knight “Castle on the Hill”
Louis Knight “If the World was Ending” Top 20
Louis Knight “In My Place” Top 11
Francisco Martin audition
Francisco Martin “Hold Back the River”
Francisco Martin “Breakeven”
Francisco Martin “Falling”
Francisco Martin “Use Somebody”
Francisco Martin “Lover”
Francisco Martin “Teenage Dream” Top 20
Francisco Martin “Falling Like the Stars” Top 11
Makayla Phillips (Judges’ save)
Makayla Phillips audition
Makayla Phillips “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going”
Makayla Phillips “The Prayer”
Makayla Phillips “Cuz I Love You”
Makayla Phillips “Sorry Not Sorry”
Makayla Phillips “Greedy” Top 20
Makayla Phillips “The House That Built Me” Top 11
Eliminated from the competition are the following Top 20 contestants:
- Faith Becnel
- Franklin Boone
- Dewayne Crocker Jr.
- Cyniah Elise
- Kimmy Gabriela
- Aliana Jester
- Nick Merico
- Lauren Spencer-Smith
- Olivia Ximines
The Top 7 will be determined by viewer votes and will perform on May 10, 2020 for a Disney Night/Mother’s Day show.
American Idol Season 18 premiered at 8PM, February 16, 2020 on ABC television and airs Sundays at 8/7c. Due to the coronavirus outbreak, filming of American Idol was temporarily suspended and contestants were sent home. Production resumed in late April, with all of the contestants performing from their homes.
Ryan Seacrest continues his role as the show’s host and Bobby Bones returns as the in-house mentor. Despite budget cuts, Katy Perry, Luke Bryan, and Lionel Richie come back as judges for their third season of the series.
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