American Idol 2023 Contestants List – Season 21

American Idol is back for Season 21 in 2023 on ABC (The American Broadcasting Company), the show began airing Sunday, February 19, 2023.

American Idol Season 21 contestants in 2023
American Idol 2023 contestants.

The auditions rounds of American Idol Season 21 kicked off on Wednesday, August 3, 2022 and ended on Sunday, November 13, 2022.

The judges for American Idol Season 21 in 2023 are; Lionel Richie, Katy Perry, and Luke Bryan. The show is once again presented and hosted by Ryan Seacrest who has been doing it since the inaugural season way back in 2002.

Therefore we urge you all to get ready for American Idol Season 21’s amazing Auditions, Hollywood Week, Showstopper Round, and Live Shows.

American Idol 2023 Contestants

Below is a summarised table of all the American Idol Season 21 contestants, their hometowns, and their current status on the show.

1.Megan DanielleDouglasville, GeorgiaIn Top 20
2.Zachariah SmithAmory, MississippiIn Top 20
3.Nutsa BuzaladzeTbilisi, GeorgiaIn Top 20
4.Michael WilliamsMason, OhioIn Top 20
5.Tyson VenegasVancouver, British ColumbiaIn Top 20
6.Lucy LoveHolly Grove, ArkansasIn Top 20
7.Colin StoughAmory, MississippiIn Top 20
8.Haven MadisonClarksville, TennesseeIn Top 20
9.Iam TongiKahuku, HawaiiIn Top 20
10.Wé AniHarlem, New YorkIn Top 20
11.Marybeth ByrdArmorel, ArkansasIn Top 20
12.Olivia SoliLos Angeles, CaliforniaIn Top 20
13.Matt WilsonBuffalo, New YorkIn Top 20
14.Warren PeayBamberg, South CarolinaIn Top 20
15.Nailyah SerenityCharlotte, North CarolinaIn Top 20
16.Mariah FaithConway, South CarolinaIn Top 20
17.Paige AnneIdaho Falls, IdahoIn Top 20
18.Hannah NicolaisenHouston, TexasIn Top 20
19.Oliver SteeleMount Juliet, TennesseeIn Top 20
20.KaeyraAlgonquin, IllinoisIn Top 20
21.Emma BusseVancouver, British ColumbiaEliminated (Top 26)
22.Elijah McCormickRaeford, North CarolinaEliminated (Top 26)
23.PJAELawton, OklahomaEliminated (Top 26)
24.Elise KristineIssaquah, WashingtonEliminated (Top 26)
25.Malik HeardDallas, TexasEliminated (Top 26)
26.Dawson WayneSan Antonio, TexasEliminated (Top 26)
27.Kaylin HedgesPound Ridge, New YorkEliminated (Showstopper Round)
28.Stefan BenzJohannesburgEliminated (Showstopper Round)
29.Trey LouisSante Fe, TexasEliminated (Showstopper Round)
30.Kya MoneeAustin, TexasEliminated (Showstopper Round)
31.Adin BoyerLake Forest, CaliforniaEliminated (Showstopper Round)
32.Preston DuffeeHartsville, South CarolinaEliminated (Showstopper Round)
33.Caroline KoleHouston, TexasEliminated (Showstopper Round)
34.Aiden AdairClover, South CarolinaEliminated (Showstopper Round)
35.Kayleigh ClarkSumrall, MississippiEliminated (Showstopper Round)
36.Tripp TaylorFlorence, South CarolinaEliminated (Showstopper Round)
37.Austin MarkhamNashville, TennesseeEliminated (Showstopper Round)
38.Destiny ReevesNewnan, GeorgiaEliminated (Showstopper Round)
39.Sarah MacCarrollton, GeorgiaEliminated (Showstopper Round)
40.Kenley BrownCouncil Bluffs, IowaEliminated (Showstopper Round)
41.Phil KanePawhuska, OklahomaEliminated (Showstopper Round)
42.FireLawton, OklahomaEliminated (Showstopper Round)
43.Jayna EliseWashington, D.C.Eliminated (Showstopper Round)
44.Cam AmenOmaha, NebraskaEliminated (Showstopper Round)
45.Mikenley BrownNew Castle, IndianaEliminated (Showstopper Round)
46.Isaac BrownInglewood, CaliforniaEliminated (Showstopper Round)
47.Sarah SnyderCentral Valley, CaliforniaEliminated (Showstopper Round)
48.Samuel HarnessFort Wayne, IndianaEliminated (Showstopper Round)
49.Rebecca BrunnerMason, MichiganEliminated (Showstopper Round)
50.Joseph Lee White Jr.Chicago, IllinoisEliminated (Showstopper Round)
51.J ValerioneLouisianaEliminated (Showstopper Round)
52.Summer JoyNew York City, NYEliminated (Showstopper Round)
53.Brayden KingCanadaEliminated (Showstopper Round)
54.Caden GloverUnion, West VirginiaEliminated (Showstopper Round)
55.Beckett RexOjai, CaliforniaQuit
56.Jon Wayne HatfieldGoshen, OhioEliminated (Duet Challenge)
57.Bre PodgorskiBurbank, CaliforniaEliminated (Duet Challenge)
58.Alessandra AguirreLima, PeruEliminated (Duet Challenge)
59.Carina DeangeloKailua, HawaiiEliminated (Duet Challenge)
60.Johnny KnoxHuntsville, AlabamaEliminated (Duet Challenge)
61.Amara ValerioYonkers, New YorkEliminated (Duet Challenge)
62.Reette ThornsMadison, WisconsinEliminated (Duet Challenge)
63.Cay AlieseDandridge, TennesseeEliminated (Duet Challenge)
64.Sierra HarrisLexington, MassachusettsEliminated (Duet Challenge)
65.Kaya StewartWest HollywoodQuit
66.Kuper WalkerInglewood, CaliforniaEliminated (Duet Challenge)
67.Nate PeckLinden, MichiganEliminated (Duet Challenge)
68.Kamryn EmoryFloridaEliminated (Duet Challenge)
69.Jen ManaTampa, FloridaEliminated (Duet Challenge)
70.Kayla PaigeProvo, UtahEliminated (Duet Challenge)
71.Joshua ArguelloGeorgiaEliminated (Duet Challenge)
72.Breanna DesantosLas Vegas, NevadaEliminated (Duet Challenge)
73.Sirena SanchezLas Vegas, NevadaEliminated (Duet Challenge)
74.Aubrie CampPetersburg, VirginiaEliminated (Duet Challenge)
75.Marriani FlemingSouth Bend, IndianaEliminated (Duet Challenge)
76.Janora BrownWingate, North CarolinaEliminated (Duet Challenge)
77.Carlton EllisLos Angeles, CaliforniaEliminated (Duet Challenge)
78.Harrison GoodellSomersworth, New HampshireEliminated (Duet Challenge)
79.Aerianna HubbardMobile, AlabamaEliminated (Duet Challenge)
80.Crystal TigneyDallas, TexasEliminated (Duet Challenge)
81.Kevin JohnNashville, TennesseeEliminated (Duet Challenge)
82.VibiNiagara Falls, OntarioEliminated (Duet Challenge)
83.Paula LaniusKentuckyEliminated (Duet Challenge)
84.Makayla GaylordNortheast OklahomaEliminated (Duet Challenge)
85.Joey McgrewThe Woodlands, TexasEliminated (Duet Challenge)
86.Karinthia FradellaTexasEliminated (Duet Challenge)
87.Emily HunterLos Angeles, CaliforniaEliminated (Duet Challenge)
88.Chloe DalzellNew York CityEliminated (Duet Challenge)
89.Drake WaldenNashville, TennesseeEliminated (Duet Challenge)
90.Rachel MurphyLas Vegas, NevadaEliminated (Duet Challenge)
91.Sam KieferFloridaEliminated (Duet Challenge)
92.Vinny CotrupeNashville, TennesseeEliminated (Duet Challenge)
93.Bailey RheaHensley, ArkansasEliminated (Duet Challenge)
94.Veronica HoxieAlaskaEliminated (Duet Challenge)
95.Sam HastingsSt. Petersburg, FloridaEliminated (Duet Challenge)
96.Mary KurtzMichiganEliminated (Duet Challenge)
97.Andre SmokeWest VirginiaEliminated (Duet Challenge)
98.Cora LauxVirginiaEliminated (Duet Challenge)
99.Leyton RobinsonNashville, TennesseeEliminated (Duet Challenge)
100.Jack RoganRochester, New YorkEliminated (Duet Challenge)
101.Alison OgdenLos Angeles, CaliforniaEliminated (Duet Challenge)
102.Ava ClaireNashville, TennesseeEliminated (Duet Challenge)
103.Isaiah SmallwoodUpstate New YorkEliminated (Duet Challenge)
104.Jezzie AsiaAlaskaEliminated (Duet Challenge)
105.JaylaMiami, FloridaEliminated (Duet Challenge)
106.Avery LoganNashville, TennesseeEliminated (Duet Challenge)
107.Jadan TrammellKentuckyEliminated (Duet Challenge)
108.Dylan HolmesNashville, TennesseeEliminated (Duet Challenge)
109.Courtney GovanSan Diego, CaliforniaEliminated (Duet Challenge)
110.Tanner CharlesBroken Arrow, OklahomaEliminated (Duet Challenge)
111.McKayla StaceyAndover, KansasEliminated (Performance Challenge)
112.Lyric MedeirosHonolulu, HawaiiEliminated (Performance Challenge)
113.KeelinWest Islip, New YorkEliminated (Performance Challenge)
114.JeversonGrenadaEliminated (Performance Challenge)
115.Ashley TankardDurham, North CarolinaEliminated (Performance Challenge)
116.Owen EckhardtBroken Arrow, OklahomaEliminated (Performance Challenge)
117.Kamron LawsonBeckley, West VirginiaEliminated (Performance Challenge)
118.Tori GreenCorona, CaliforniaEliminated (Performance Challenge)
119.Ophrah KablanClio, South CarolinaEliminated (Performance Challenge)
120.Dany EppSuffern, New YorkEliminated (Performance Challenge)
121.Colten GloverMagnolia, TexasEliminated (Performance Challenge)
122Corey HedgeOlive Hill, KentuckyEliminated (Week 1 of Hollywood Week)
123.Sara Beth LiebeRoseville, CaliforniaQuit
124.L-RichLas Vegas, NevadaNot Selected
125.Luke Uzzell BryanNorth CarolinaNot Selected
126.Katey ParryChicago, IllinoisNot Selected
127.Jack NicoraMcKeesport, PennsylvaniaNot Selected
128.Rach KarmaNewington, ConnecticutNot Selected
129.Mikey BursonNashville, TennesseeNot Selected
130.Cody WinklerNashville, TennesseeNot Selected
131.Savanna ChristianDarlington, South CarolinaNot Selected
132.Sofia PlataHouston, TexasNot Selected
133.Brooklyn StaffordBrooklyn, New York CityNot Selected
134.Darron HayesNorth CarolinaNot Selected
135.KyraLos Angeles, CaliforniaNot Selected
136.Evie HigginsNew YorkNot Selected
137.Rob WattTBANot Selected
138.Lexi StephensBoston, MassachusettsNot Selected
139.Sam SmithMt. Sterling, KentuckyNot Selected
140.Justin TaylorKentuckyNot Selected
141.Kali LoganNashville, TennesseeNot Selected
142.Jackie SmookChicago, IllinoisNot Selected
143.Faith RhodesTecumseh, MichiganNot Selected
144.Abigail KieferFloridaNot Selected
145.Cameron LoveMiami, FloridaNot Selected
146.BydneyTBANot Selected
147.Hannah AlexandraMiami, FloridaNot Selected
148.Giana ZaffinoTennesseeNot Selected
149.Jadyn LynahNew York City, NYNot Selected
150.Ella BellaLong Island, New YorkNot Selected
151.Madison NeisiusDallas, TexasNot Selected
152.Abbie BaylessHenderson, TennesseeNot Selected
153.AndreaFloridaNot Selected

NOTE: Please refer to the below descriptions to further understand the status of each contestant

Auditioned – The contestant auditioned for American Idol Season 21 in 2023.

Selected – The contestant was selected and received a Golden Ticket during the audition round.

Not Selected – The contestant was not selected during the audition round.

Platinum Ticket – The contestant received a Platinum Ticket and is going straight to Hollywood Week.

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