ABC's American Idol may make superstars, but it also has to crush several other contestants' dreams along the way. After all, only one singer can win the title, which means everyone else has to go home at some point. Who's the most recent American Idol Season 20 contestant to be eliminated?
Season 20 is the show's fifth season on ABC, with Luke Bryan, Katy Perry, and Lionel Richie returning as judges. It will forever be known as the season in which presumed winner Kenedi Anderson dropped out, but who else went home? And what's in store for the remaining artists in the coming weeks? Here's the latest Idol elimination news.
Who got eliminated from 'American Idol' tonight, May 15, 2022?
In the May 15 episode of American Idol, the Top 5 contestants traveled to Las Vegas to be mentored by Season 4 winner Carrie Underwood as she continues her massively popular residency, Reflection, at the Resorts World Theatre. Each contestant performed two songs — one by Carrie Underwood and one of their own choice — leaving it all on the stage in hopes of securing a spot in the grand finale. Sadly, we still had to say goodbye to two people.
So, who was eliminated on the May 15 episode of American Idol? Tonight, we watched the journey end for Fritz Hager and Nicolina.
Fritz really embraced this week's challenge, and even showed viewers a new side with his guitar-less performance of 5 Seconds of Summer's "Youngblood." He earned high praise from the judges, but unfortunately, he didn't make it through to the Top 3.
Nicolina also impressed with a theatrical rendition of Carrie Underwood's "Blown Away," followed by a powerful performance of "All I Ask" by Adele. We truly couldn't have asked for more from Nicolina, but it wasn't enough to save her.
Which Top 3 made it to the Season 20 finale of 'American Idol'?
Those making up the Top 3 and successfully moving through to the grand finale are:
- Noah Thompson
- Leah Marlene
What happens on 'American Idol' next week?
The next episode of American Idol is scheduled for Sunday, May 22, 2022, and it definitely won't be one to miss. Not only is it the Season 20 finale, but all of the Top 10 contestants are returning to perform! In addition to them, we'll be treated to showstopping acts by Carrie Underwood, James Arthur, Sara Bareilles, Gabby Barrett, Michael Bublé, Deana Carter, Earth, Wind & Fire, Melissa Etheridge, Flo Rida, Ben Platt, Thomas Rhett, Tai Verdes, and the Idol judges themselves.
Those remaining in the competition will take the stage throughout the epic three-hour episode in hopes of being crowned the next music sensation.
American Idol airs on Sundays at 8 p.m. EST on ABC. Episodes stream the next day on Hulu.