‘American Idol’ 2022 Eliminations: Who Got Eliminated & Voted Off 4/17

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On the April 17, 2022, three-hour episode of ABC’sAmerican Idol,” three artists from the top 23 were eliminated from the competition, and the top 20 performed for votes in hopes of becoming the next “American Idol.”

On the April 18 episode of the show, the top 14 contestants will be revealed. Ten of those contestants will be ones who were voted through by viewers, and four will be people who were chosen to move forward by judges Katy Perry, Lionel Richie, and Luke Bryan.

SPOILER WARNING: There will be spoilers for the Sunday, April 17 episode of “American Idol” below.


Who Was Eliminated From the Top 24?

The contestants who made it through the first round were Emyrson Flora, Mike Parker, Tristen Gressett, Sage, Jay Copeland, Nicolina, Jacob Moran, HunterGirl and Dan Marshall. Two people from the first group were sent home.

For the next group, only one contestant was being sent home because of Kenedi Anderson’s withdrawal from the competition. Ava Maybee was the first person announced as going through. Allegra Miles was announced next, followed by Noah Thompson and Leah Marlene. Christian Guardino was then voted through, followed by Fritz Hager. Katyrah Love was the next announced to be going through.

Cameron Whitcomb was then announced as moving on to the top 20, followed by Cadence Baker. Lady K was the last artist to make up the top 20, meaning Sir Blayke was the contestant going home. The top 10 artists voted through by America will be marked safe tomorrow, and the rest will have to compete for the judges’ saves.

The contestants sent home were:

  • Scarlet
  • Danielle Finn
  • Sir Blayke

Which Artists Made the Top 20?

SPOILER WARNING: There will be spoilers for the Sunday, April 17 episode of “American Idol” below.

Spoilers were posted to The Idol Pad, which has been historically correct when it comes to which artists make it through and which do not for each round of the competition, as long as the shows are pre-taped.

That means after tonight, there will not be spoilers about who gets sent home since they will be announced live.

Here’s who made it through to the top 20:

  1. Allegra Miles
  2. Ava Maybee
  3. Cadence Baker
  4. Cameron Whitcomb
  5. Christian Guardino
  6. Daniel Marshall
  7. Elli Rowe
  8. Emyrson Flora
  9. Fritz Hager
  10. Hunter Girl
  11. Jacob Moran
  12. Jay Copeland
  13. Katyrah Love
  14. Kezia Istonia (a.k.a. Lady K.)
  15. Leah Marlene
  16. Mike Parker
  17. Nicolina Bozzo
  18. Noah Thompson
  19. Sage
  20. Tristen Gressett

Contestants who were in the top 24 but did not make it through to the top 20 were Kenedi Anderson, who withdrew from the competition, Sir Blayke, Danielle Finn, and Scarlet Ayliz.

“American Idol” producer Freemantle Media sent a statement about the exit to People.

“We are disappointed to see Kenedi leave, but we are excited to watch this celebratory 20th season unfold with the incredible talent vying to be the next ‘American Idol,’” the statement reads.

Anderson’s performance of Christina Perri’s song “Human” still aired during the Top 24 performance show, and many people loved it.

“Your performance on tonight’s show was absolutely incredible!” one person wrote in an Instagram comment.

“American Idol” airs on Sundays and Mondays at 8 p.m. Eastern and Pacific time on ABC.

READ NEXT: ‘Idol’ Producer Breaks Silence on ‘Disappointing’ Kenedi Anderson Exit

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