Contestant List – American Idol 2022
|2||Presley Trevino||Austin, TX|
|3||Ilake Ragan||Austin, TX|
|4||Jacob Moran||Chicago, Illinois|
|5||Jillian Bryant||Chickasha, OK|
|6||Bri Sims||Cypress, Texas|
|9||Isaiah Otto||Frederic, Wisconsin|
|10||Krik Richmond||Houston, TX|
|13||Justin Grider||Lake Ozark, MO|
|14||Donavan Diaz||Los Angeles, CA|
|15||Kendra Checketts||Los Angeles, CA|
|16||Rachael Pinocchio||Los Angeles, CA|
|17||Capri Everitt||Los Angeles, CA|
|18||Caysi Keller||Mammoth, MT|
|21||Monica Zerance||Nashville, TN|
|22||Dustin Chapman||Nashville, TN|
|23||Colby Cobb||Nashville, TN|
|24||Taylor Davidson||Nashville, TN|
|25||Tyra Madison||Nashville, TN|
|26||Delaney Renee||Nashville, TN|
|27||Christiana Alaire||Nashville, TN|
|28||Morgan Gruber||Nashville, TN|
|29||Julia Jewel||New Canaan, Connecticut|
|30||Maurice||New Orleans, Louisiana|
|31||Jourdan Blue||New Orleans, Louisiana|
|32||Taylor Fagins||New York City, NY|
|34||Saylor Woodmansee||Oklahoma City|
|35||Nic Howell||Orlando, FL|
|36||Shy Keller||Park City, Utah|
|37||Cali Morris||Pataskala, OH|
|38||Jordan Chase Torrez||Pensacola, Florida|
|39||Magdiel Reyes||Puerto Rico|
|40||Carrie Brockwell||Richmond, VA|
|41||Dakota Hayden||Rosine, Kentucky|
|42||Brooke Williams||Scottsdale, AZ|
|43||Jenna Marquis||Simi Valley, CA|
|44||Christian Quesenberry||Smith Mountain Lake, VA|
|45||Elisheva Mcaleny||South Carolina|
|46||Robbie Clark||Toledo, OH|
|47||Fritz Hager||Tyler, Texas|
From the above-mentioned list, only 20 will be selected for the 20th season. Now let’s have a quick review of the American Idol top 10 contestants of the 2021 season before the 2022 show begins!
It is nearly impossible to not remember all the drama that happened in the last season, also known as Season 19, including Wyatt Pike’s sudden discontinuation, Paula Abdul joining the judges’ panel, and the winner of the comeback twist, of course.
After keeping the fans on the edge of their seats and desperately waiting for the next episode, the American Idol top 10 contestant announcement happened around the Oscars time last year, revealing the top 9 and ‘winner of the comeback twist’.
Sorry in advance for the spoiler to those who haven’t watched the 2021’s show yet, Arthur Gunn made it through ‘The comeback round’ and joined the American Idol top 10 contestant list.
Read More: 50 Most popular women in the World
Contestant List – Top 10 American Idol 2021
|Sr No||Contestant Name||From||Status|
|10||Cassandra Coleman||Columbia, Tennessee||Eliminated (Top 10)|
|9||Deshawn Goncalves||Cleveland, Ohio||Eliminated (Top 10)|
|8||Alyssa Wray||Perryville, Kentucky||Eliminated (Top 10)|
|7||Arthur Gunn||Wichita, Kansas||Eliminated (top 7)|
|6||Hunter Metts||Franklin, Tennessee||Eliminated (Top 7)|
|5||Casey Bishop||Estero, Florida||Eliminated (Top 5)|
|4||Caleb Kennedy||Roebuck, South Carolina||Withdrew (Top 5)|
|3||Grace Kinstler||Chicago, Illinois||Eliminated (Top 3|
|2||Willie Spence||Douglas, Georgia||Runner- up|
|1||Chayce Beckham||Apple Valley, California||(Winner)|
10) Cassandra Coleman
Born and brought up in Tennessee, Cassandra Coleman earned her golden ticket for the show after a memorable audition she gave in Los Angeles. However, the top 10 round didn’t bring her much luck as she got the least votes for that week causing her elimination from the show. Since leaving the show, the singer has been working on writing new tracks and prepping for her hometown headline debut show.
9) Deshawn Goncalves
Columbus born Deshawn Goncalves had his last day on the show on Sunday, when the ground was narrowed to the top 7. He opted for the “When You Wish Upon a Star” song for that Disney night evening on which Katy Perry commented, “You are amazing and I won’t tell I lie.” currently, the singer is serving the ‘Jackson marching band’ as a sousaphone player.
8) Alyssa Wray
Despite one of the judges calling Alyssa Wray’s last performance ‘a work of art’, she got eliminated before reaching the top 7 finalist list. Her elimination on Disney night left her fans stunned. Not just did she cry for getting eliminated, but for the crew behind the camera, with who she strongly bonded while on the show.
7) Arthur Gunn
The American Idol season 18 runner-up, Arthur Gunn remained in the pole position in the previous season. Unfortunately, he couldn’t bag the trophy in the last season as well. However, he is still operating with a host of benefits, like a built-in American Idol fan base. The second best contestant of season 18, abruptly left the Sunday night (May 23 2021) episode due to some personal issues before he could hear his name being announced in the top 5 list.
6) Casey Bishop
Despite a huge fan following and several standing ovation-worthy performances, Casey Bishop got eliminated in the show’s final episodes. Currently, she is pursuing what she loves the most, singing, writing, and recording new tracks. After the show, Bishop signed to NY’s 19 Recordings Inc, “Idol’s” official record label, and BMG.
5) Hunter Metts
The 22-year-old singer and songwriter from Tennessee got eliminated in the top 7 announcement episode on the public’s voting after a breathtaking performance on “Everglow” and “The River”. His and Arthur Gunn’s elimination in the same episode had left their fans in shock as losing two gems in the same episode was of course a big deal. After leaving the show, Hunter Metts embarked on writing songs and creating music (full time).
4) Caleb Kennedy
Caleb Kennedy’s withdrawal from the show was a bit more controversial. The top 5 finalists withdrew from the show after a video of him went viral that saw him apparently, sitting beside a friend wearing a Ku Klux Klan hood. After the video surfaced on the internet, Kennedy posted a clip to announce his withdrawal from the show, reasoning the ongoing controversies about him. Currently, Kennedy is focused on creating his career in music and was rumored to release songs regarding his experiences during the show.
3) Grace Kinstler
Berklee College of Music student Kinstler secured her spot on the top 3 finalist list after leaving the judges in awe of her mesmerizing voice and powerful stage performances. She was amongst the contestants who had never slowed down during their time on the show from day one. In fact, after leaving the show, she began building her career in music and started her debut album. Her “Love Someone” is already in the top 10 on iTunes.
2) Willie Spence
Willie Spence, 21, was the runner for American Idol 2021. While many assumed he would be season 9th’s winner, he couldn’t bring the trophy home. Still, he received tremendous praise and support from his fans and celebrity judges, Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie. After departing from the show, he started doing car shows, festivals and events and working hard to get his first music recording gig with famous producers to launch a full-fledged album.
1) Chayce Beckham
Chayce Beckham was entitled to the American Idol 2021 winner in a 4-hour special grand finale episode on May 23, Sunday. Beckham was competing with Willie Spence and Grace Kinstler in the finale episode. During the competition, he released his debut song ‘23’ and has continued to storm the music industry with another steamy release with Lindsay Ell, ‘“Can’t Do Without Me”.
So that was a short recap of the American Idol top 10 contestants, now you are all geared up to watch the coming season on your local ABC station, starting from February 27, Sunday.