American Idol is an American singing competition show, where contestants perform in front of a panel of star judges, representing the music industry. The winner is determined by viewers' vote.
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Grand Finale 17x19
Grand Finale 17x18
The Top 3 contestants perform and the winner of American Idol is announced! The crowning moment is preceded by special performances from music legends, including Idol's very own superstar judges.
Top 5 Perform: Elton John 17x17
In this episode, each contestant will perform three songs: a pick from in-house mentor, Bobby Bones; a song dedicated to their heroes in honor of Mother's Day; and a selection from Elton John's world-renowned catalog.
Top 6 Perform: Woodstock and Show Stoppers 17x16
The stakes are high as the remaining "American Idol" finalists sing their hearts out in hopes of winning America's vote and advancing to the next phase of the competition. In this episode, each contestant will perform one inspirationally powerful "showstopper" song, with the help of former Idol hopeful and now GRAMMY Award-winning artist, Lauren Daigle, who serves as celebrity guest mentor. Each finalist will also take on a song performed at the famed Woodstock music festival in 1969, which remains one of the most historic moments in popular music history. Sunday night's show will be the final opportunity for the judges to use their coveted save on one contestant this season. Last season's second runner-up and powerhouse vocalist, Gabby Barrett, returns to the Idol stage to perform her latest song.
Top 8 Perform: Queen Night 17x15
Each of the Top 8 contestants takes on a song from the Queen catalogue, before partnering up for classic movie duet performances; Adam Lambert acts as celebrity guest mentor.
Top 10 Perform: Disney Night 17x14
"American Idol"'s Top 10 contestants head to The Happiest Place On Earth, Disneyland Park in Anaheim, California, to prepare for the next phase of the competition, Disney Night. The finalists will be joined by celebrity mentor Rebel Wilson, who will offer up her pitch-perfect expertise as the superstar hopefuls prepare for their Disney-themed performances. All-star judges Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie will perform a timeless Disney song in Disneyland Park's Fantasyland. The Top 10 will then return to the iconic Idol stage in Los Angeles to perform fan-favorite Disney songs, in hopes of winning America's heart and vote for a spot in the Top 8.
Top 10 Reveal 17x13
Top 14 contestants will be narrowed down to 10 finalists, following a nationwide vote. Following Sunday's overnight vote, the seven contestants with the most votes by America will be revealed, securing their spot in the Top 10. Those that are safe will perform a victory song, and the seven remaining contestants will sing to impress the judges. The judges will then choose three contestants, pushing a total of 10 talented Idol hopefuls one step closer to stardom.
Top 14 17x12
The top 14 contestants perform on the iconic Idol stage for the first time, in hope of winning over the hearts of viewers and being voted through to the next phase of the competition.
All-Star Duets (2) 17x11
The remaining 10 contestants of the Top 20 perform duets with all-star celebrity partners from The Wiltern in Los Angeles.
All-Star Duets (1) 17x10
Ten of the top 20 finalists perform duets with celebrity partners as the search for America's next superstar continues.
Top 20 Solos 17x09
The stakes grow higher as the top 20 finalists perform in front of a live audience.
Showcase/Final Judgment 17x08
The top 40 contestants take to the beach and perform solo in front of a live audience in Ko Olina, Hawaii; the judges sit down with each contestant to reveal their fate, culminating with the show's top 20 finalists.
Hollywood Week (2) 17x07
American Idol contestants continue to vie for their chance at stardom while in the heart of Los Angeles, as the search for America's next superstar continues.
Hollywood Week 17x06
American Idol heads to the heart of Los Angeles for its renowned Hollywood Week rounds, as the search for America's next superstar continues.
Auditions 5 17x05
Auditions continue in Los Angeles, New York, Louisville and Denver. The episode features a surprise audition that no one saw coming, a reunion for judge Luke Bryan, and an incredible story of defying the odds.
Auditions 4 17x04
Auditions continue in Los Angeles; Louisville; New York; and Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. Included: the story of a girl reuniting with her egg donor; a performance that Katy Perry shares as one of her favorite voices she has ever heard; and an audition that makes Luke Bryan drop to the floor.
Auditions 3 17x03
Auditions continue in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho; New York; Louisville, Ky.; and Los Angeles. Included: an original song; the return of a fan favorite from last season; a walk down memory lane by Lionel Richie; and a surprise dance move by Katy Perry.
Auditions 2 17x02
Auditions continue in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho; Louisville; and Los Angeles. Included: two of the most powerful auditions in "Idol" history.
Auditions 1 17x01
Season 2 kicks off with auditions in Louisville, Ky.; Coeur d'Alene, Idaho; Los Angeles; New York; and Denver.