This June marks two decades since American Idol debuted on ABC and took reality TV by storm. Since then, dozens of talented artists from all walks have life have gone head-to-head in an epic battle of the ballads. But few have come out on top. Season 20 of American Idol kicked off on Feb. 27, and the search for the country’s next superstar will come to a close sooner than you think.
Throughout the competition, several frontrunners have emerged but only a few finalists remain. In the April 24 episode of American Idol, 11 contestants managed to save themselves from elimination. But the same can't be said for Dan Marshall, Allegra Miles, and Ava Maybee — who were all sent packing.
It's clear that no one is safe at this point in the competition. And it’s up to viewers to decide which unlucky artists are going home and who's still got a shot at the $250,000 grand prize.
Here’s how to vote for your favorite contestant on Season 20 of American Idol.
Here’s how to vote for your favorite contestant on Season 20 of ‘American Idol.’
The Season 20 finale is rapidly approaching, and the finalists are drawing closer to the finish line. Disney Night is upon us, and showrunners tapped Ben Platt (Dear Evan Hansen) to guest mentor the finalists. Following the episode, viewers are tasked — once again — with choosing who survives elimination and advances to the Top 9.
Thanks to technology, there are plenty of ways for viewers to play their part in crowning America’s next superstar. But you'll only have about two hours to do so, as polls open at 8 p.m. EST and close at 9:55 a.m. EST. During that time, fans can vote several times via ABC.com, the free ABC app, or by texting your favorite contestant’s number to 21523.
Read on to find your favorite contestant's number and how to cast your vote.
Text your favorite ‘American Idol’ contestant’s number to 21523.
- Jay Copeland Text “1” to 21523
- Tristen Gressett Text “3” to 21523
- Mike Parker Text “7” to 21523
- Emyrson Flora Text “8” to 21523
- HunterGirl Text “11” to 21523
- Nicolina Bozzo Text “12” to 21523
- Lady K Text “16” to 21523
- Noah Thompson Text “18” to 21523
- Leah Marlene Text “19” to 21523
- Christian Guardino Text “21” to 21523
- Fritz Hager Text “23” to 21523
Viewers can follow American Idol on Twitter to get real-time notifications about when the polls open for each leg of the competition. Contestants urge viewers to vote early... and frequently. Fans are limited to 30 votes (up to 10 times via web, text, and app.)
Catch new episodes of American Idol every Sunday and Monday at 8 p.m. EST on ABC.