American Idol Season 22 (2024)

Season 22 of American Idol premiered on ABC on Sunday, February 18, 2024. It is the show’s seventh season to air on ABC.

Luke Bryan, Katy Perry, and Lionel Richie returned as judges, and Ryan Seacrest returned as host.

American Idol Season 22

Judges:Luke Bryan, Katy Perry, and Lionel Richie
Host:Ryan Seacrest
Created by:Simon Fuller
Directed by:Phil Heyes
Start Date:Sunday, February 18, 2024
End Date:Sunday, May 19, 2024
Network:ABC
Previous:Season 21

Auditions

Episode 1 (February 18, 2024)

In the first episode of the season, auditions from eight contestants were televised.

ContestantAgeHometownSong
Mackenzie Sol23Las Vegas, Nevada“Bring It On Home to Me” by Sam Cooke
Kennedy Reid23New Albany, Indiana“River Deep – Mountain High” by Ike and Tina Turner
Meggie Iyer18Carmel, Indiana“I Can’t Make You Love Me” by Bonnie Raitt
Blake Proehl24Charlotte, North Carolina“In Case You Didn’t Know” by Brett Young
McKenna Breinholt25Gilbert, Arizona“There Was Jesus” by Zach Williams and Dolly Parton

Episode 2 (February 19, 2024)

ContestantAgeHometownSong

Seasons

1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . 5 . 6 . 7 . 8 . 9 . 10 . 11 . 12 . 13 . 14 . 15 . 16 . 17 . 18 . 19 . 20 . 21 . 22

Judges

Randy Jackson (Seasons 1-12) . Paula Abdul (Seasons 1-8) . Simon Cowell (Seasons 1-9) . Kara DioGuardi (Seasons 8-9) . Ellen DeGeneres (Season 9) . Steven Tyler (Seasons 10-11) . Jennifer Lopez (Seasons 10-11, 13-15) . Mariah Carey (Season 12) . Nicki Minaj (Season 12) . Keith Urban (Seasons 12-15) . Harry Connick, Jr. (Seasons 13-15) . Lionel Richie (Seasons 16-) . Katy Perry (Seasons 16-22) . Luke Bryan (Seasons 16-)

Hosts

Brian Dunkleman (Season 1) . Ryan Seacrest (Seasons 1-)

Winners

Kelly Clarkson . Ruben Studdard . Fantasia Barrino . Carrie Underwood . Taylor Hicks . Jordin Sparks . David Cook . Kris Allen . Lee DeWyze . Scotty McCreery . Phillip Phillips . Candice Glover . Caleb Johnson . Nick Fradiani . Trent Harmon . Maddie Poppe . Laine Hardy . Just Sam . Chayce Beckham . Noah Thompson . Iam Tongi

Runners-up

Justin Guarini . Clay Aiken . Diana DeGarmo . Bo Bice . Katharine McPhee . Blake Lewis . David Archuleta . Adam Lambert . Crystal Bowersox . Lauren Alaina . Jessica Sanchez . Kree Harrison . Jena Irene . Clark Beckham . La’Porsha Renae . Caleb Lee Hutchinson . Alejandro Aranda . Arthur Gunn . Willie Spence . HunterGirl . Megan Danielle

2nd Runners-up

Nikki McKibbin . Kimberley Locke . Jasmine Trias . Vonzell Solomon . Elliott Yamin . Melinda Doolittle . Syesha Mercado . Danny Gokey . Casey James . Haley Reinhart . Joshua Ledet . Angie Miller . Alex Preston . Jax . Dalton Rapattoni . Gabby Barrett . Madison VanDenburg . (Dillon James, Francisco Martin, Jonny West) . Grace Kinstler . Leah Marlene . Colin Stough


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