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 RoundEdit

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.

Top 20Edit

Top 14Edit


Females Males Top 20 Top 14 Wild Card Third place Runner-up Winner
Did Not Perform Public vote Judges' save Eliminated
Results per week
Stage: Top 20 Top 14 Top 10 Live shows
Date: 4/7 4/8 4/14 4/15 4/21 4/28 5/5 5/12 5/19
Place Contestant Result
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
Uché Safe Not Chosen Saved
11–14 Evelyn Cormier Safe Not Chosen Elim
Ashley Hess Safe Not Chosen
Eddie Island Safe Not Chosen
Riley Thompson Safe Not Chosen
15-20 Ryan Hammond Elim
Logan Johnson
Raquel Trinidad
Kate Barnette Elim
Shawn Robinson


  • 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.
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