The seventeenth season of American Idol aired in March 3rd, 2019. to May 19th, 2019.
Auditions aired from March 3rd 2019 to March 18th 2019. They were held in New York, Los Angeles, Louisville, Coeur d'Alene and Denver.
Hollywood Week aired on March 24th and 25th 2019. Like years prior, the first round consisted of the contestants lining up into groups of ten and each singing one at a time followed by a cut. The contestants who survived the cut would then participate in a group round where 3 to 5 contestants must choreograph a performance overnight followed by another cut. Then the remaining contestants perform one last time in front of the judges. At the end of the day, the contestants are placed into 3 deliberation rooms, 2 of the room advanced and 1 was eliminated.
Forty contestants remained, and won the privilege to travel to Aulani Resort and Spa in Hawaii and perform in front of a crowd. Following this showcase round, the judges announce which twenty contestants would advance to the semifinals.
|Females||Males||Top 20||Top 14||Wild Card||Third place||Runner-up||Winner|
|Did Not Perform||Public vote||Judges' save||Eliminated|
|Stage:||Top 20||Top 14||Top 10||Live shows|
|1||Laine Hardy||Safe||Top 10||Winner|
|2||Alejandro Aranda||Safe||Top 10||2nd place|
|3||Madison VanDenburg||Safe||Top 10||3rd place|
|4–5||Laci Kaye Booth||Safe||Top 10||Saved||Elim|
|Wade Cota||Safe||Top 10|
|6||Jeremiah Lloyd Harmon||Safe||Top 10||Elim|
|7–8||Walker Burroughs||Safe||Top 10||Elim|
|Alyssa Raghu||Safe||Not Chosen||Saved|
|9–10||Dimitrius Graham||Safe||Not Chosen||Saved||Elim|
|11–14||Evelyn Cormier||Safe||Not Chosen||Elim|
|Ashley Hess||Safe||Not Chosen|
|Eddie Island||Safe||Not Chosen|
|Riley Thompson||Safe||Not Chosen|
- The Final Showcase episode in which the Top 20 is revealed, as well as the Grand Finale, are the longest American Idol episodes to date, at three hours long.