‘American Idol’ Season 20 Spoilers: Top 59 Contestants

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ABC’sAmerican Idol” officially premiered for season 20 on February 27, 2022, which will bring a whole new set of singers and songwriters into the limelight.

The official schedule for the season has not been released, so it’s not currently clear when certain parts of the show will begin airing. Since everything up until the live shows is pre-taped, spoilers have continued to leak while the season continues.

SPOILER WARNING: Do not read on if you don’t want season 20 of “American Idol” spoiled for you. This post contains spoilers about what contestants make it through to the top 59 in the competition. 

Contestants Who Make It Through Hollywood Week

The top 59 contestants were revealed by The Idol Forums on Saturday, December 11, 2021. The show was done with Hollywood Week, meaning that each of the top 59 were performing in the showcase round.

Take each name with a grain of salt, as there is a possibility that some of the spoilers are incorrect or inaccurate just because of the nature of spoiling such a large competition.

Here are the contestants who make it to the top 59, according to The Idol Forums:


  1. Allegra Miles
  2. Ashley Blaire
  3. Ava Maybee
  4. Betty Maxwell
  5. Cadence Baker
  6. Carly Mickeal
  7. Ciasia Nicole
  8. Danielle Clavell
  9. Danielle Finn
  10. Elli Rowe
  11. Emyrson Flora
  12. Hunter Girl
  13. Katyrah Love
  14. Kaylin Roberson
  15. Kelsie Dolin
  16. Kenedi Anderson
  17. Kezia Istonia (a.k.a. Lady K.)
  18. Leah Marlene
  19. Lexi Weege
  20. Morgan Gruber
  21. Nicolina Bozzo
  22. Olivia Faye
  23. Paige Fish
  24. Ryleigh Madison
  25. Sage
  26. Sam Moss
  27. Scarlet Ayliz
  28. Toni Alers
  29. Valerie Maria
  30. Wennely Quezada
  31. Yoli Mayor
  32. Zia Blue
  33. (Name not yet discovered)


  1. Aaron Wessbery
  2. Briggs
  3. Cameron Whitcomb
  4. Christian Guardino
  5. Cole Wesley Ritter
  6. Corey Curtis
  7. Dakota Hayden
  8. Daniel Marshall
  9. Douglas Mills, Jr.
  10. Elliot Greer
  11. Fritz Hager
  12. Jacob Moran (American Idol 17 Hollywood Week)
  13. Jay Copeland
  14. Joedi Silvers
  15. Jordan Chase Torrez
  16. Jourdan Blue
  17. Kevin Gullage
  18. Kirk Richmond
  19. Max Embers
  20. Mike Parker
  21. Noah Thompson
  22. Ryan Argast
  23. Sir Blayke
  24. Tobias Hill
  25. Tristen Gressett
  26. Tyler Allen

Spoilers for later in the season have also been posted online, including which contestants ultimately make it through the Showcase round and into the Top 24 of the competition. Those spoilers can be found here.

‘American Idol’ Season 20 Schedule

According to Futon Critic, which has been accurate with scheduling in the past, here are the dates that season 20 of “American Idol” will likely air, accompanied by our predictions of what will take place on that date:

  • Sunday, February 27: Auditions
  • Sunday, March 6: Auditions
  • Sunday, March 13: Auditions
  • Sunday, March 20: Auditions
  • Monday, March 21: Auditions
  • Monday, March 28: Auditions
  • Sunday, April 3: Hollywood Week
  • Monday, April 4: Showstopper Round
  • Sunday, April 10: Duets/Solos
  • Monday, April 11: Top 16
  • Sunday, April 17: Top 12 Live Performances
  • Monday, April 18: TBA
  • Sunday, April 24: TBA
  • Monday, April 25: TBA
  • Sunday, May 1: TBA
  • Monday, May 2: TBA
  • Sunday, May 8: TBA
  • Monday, May 9: TBA
  • Sunday, May 14: TBA
  • Monday, May 16: Semi-Finals
  • Sunday, May 22: Season finale

Or course, the schedule is subject to change. There will definitely be shake-ups, with the show in its monumental 20th season.

“American Idol” airs on Sunday nights at 8 p.m. Eastern and Pacific time on ABC. Later in the season, the show will likely move to a two-nights-a-week format.

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