American Idol 2018 All New Judges

American Idol’s sixteenth overall season is being called Season 1 of the revival series. The first season of American Idol to air on ABC. Ryan Seacrest has been welcomed back as the iconic show’s most valuable and well loved host.

2018 Americal Idol Judges

Katy Perry, Luke Bryan, and Lionel Richie

All new judges Katy Perry, Luke Bryan, and Lionel Richie have been auditioning singers from all over America, starting on August 17, 2017.  The Showcase Round & Final Judgement, aired on April 2. It featured the top 50 singers performing for the judges with a live audience at Exchange LA, a nightclub in Los Angeles. The following day, the judges narrowed the number of contestants down from 50 to 24 in the Final Judgement. In February, 2018, it was announced that Bobby Bones, an iHeartRadio radio personality, would mentor the Top 24 this season.

The top 24 contestants performed solos and celebrity duets.

Order Artist Age Hometown Song Result
1 Layla Spring 16 Marion County, Kentucky Proud Mary Advanced
2 Michael J. Woodard 20 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania You Oughta Know Advanced
3 Gabby Barrett 17 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Church Bells Advanced
4 Michelle Sussett 22 Miami, Florida 24K Magic Advanced
5 Dominique Posey 26 Birmingham, Alabama Landslide Advanced
6 Trevor McBane 22 Savanna, Oklahoma Wake Me Up Advanced
7 Maddie Poppe 20 Clarksville, Iowa Me and Bobby McGee Advanced
8 Ron Bultongez 21 Plano, Texas All I Want Advanced
9 Alyssa Raghu 15 Orlando, Florida Wind Beneath My Wings” Advanced
10 Catie Turner 17 Langhorne, Pennsylvania Bad Romance Advanced
11 Jurnee Siani 18 Denver, Colorado Never Enough Advanced
12 Shannon O’Hara 17 Mooresville, North Carolina Unconditionally Advanced
13 Kay Kay 18 Nashua, New Hampshire Brokenhearted Advanced
14 Amelia Harris 26 Lexington, Kentucky Paint It Black Advanced
15 Brandon Diaz 21 Ashburn, Virginia Let’s Get It On Advanced
16 Adam Sanders (as Ada Vox) 24 San Antonio, Texas Creep Advanced
17 Jonny Brenns 18 St. Augustine, Florida Lay Me Down Advanced
18 Mara Justine 15 Galloway Township, New Jersey Something’s Got a Hold on Me Advanced
19 Caleb Lee Hutchinson 18 Dallas, Georgia I Was Wrong Advanced
20 Garrett Jacobs 17 Bossier City, Louisiana Knock on Wood Advanced
21 Cade Foehner 21 Shelbyville, Texas No Good” Advanced
22 Effie Passero 26 Modesto, California The Dance Advanced
23 Marcio Donaldson 28 Compton, California If You Really Love Me Advanced
24 Dennis Lorenzo 26 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania A Song for You Advanced

Good luck Guys and Gals!

By the way the song playing in the video below is “Someone To You” by Banners

Referenced

Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Idol_(season_16)

American Idol Official site: http://www.americanidol.com

Billboard article on new judges for American Idol 2018

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