American Idol rounds out its season on ABC, crowning its next singing sensation live show during the epic at home grand finale event, Sunday, 17 May 2020.
The American Idol 18th season 2020 of the reality show singing competition American Idol premiered on February 16, 2020, on ABC.
American Idol 2020 finale event following America’s last nationwide vote, the road comes to an end for two contestants in the Top 5 reveal.
The Top 5 will then each perform two songs as they fight to win the coveted American Idol title.
In the first TV performance of “We are the World” in 35 years, former Idols and judges Katy Perry and Luke Bryan join Lionel Richie to close the show with a slew of Idol alums in a performance dedicated to all the families at home around the world.
- Grand finale performances include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Academy Award® nominee Cynthia Erivo and Top 11 to perform a medley of iconic Aretha Franklin songs
- GRAMMY winner Lauren Daigle and Top 5 to perform 3x platinum hit “You Say”
- Superstar vocal group Rascal Flatts and Doug Kiker to perform “Bless The Broken Road”
- Luke Bryan to perform his new single “One Margarita”
- Katy Perry to perform her new single “Daisies” in its first-ever TV debut
- Lionel Richie to perform “We are the World” joined by Idol judges and members of the American Idol family, including Alejandro Aranda aka Scarypoolparty, Gabby Barrett, Jordin Sparks, Katharine McPhee, Kellie Pickler, Laine Hardy, Lauren Alaina, Phillip Phillips, Ruben Studdard and Scotty McCreery
American Idol 18th Season Top 7 finalists include the following:
- Arthur Gunn – Wichita, KS
- Dillon James – Bakersfield, CA
- Francisco Martin – Daly City, CA
- Jonny West – Studio City, CA
- Julia Gargano – Staten Island, NY
- Just Sam – West Hollywood, CA
- Louis Knight – Narberth, PA
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