American Idol is an American singing competition television series created by Simon Fuller, produced by FremantleMedia North America and 19 Entertainment, and distributed by Fremantle North America. It initially aired on Fox from June 11, 2002, to April 7, 2016, for 15 seasons. It had a hiatus for two years, until March 11, 2018, when a revival of the series aired on ABC.
2020 18th Season
The eighteenth season of the reality show singing competition American Idol premiered on February 16, 2020 on ABC.It is the third season to air on ABC since the series reboot; Katy Perry, Luke Bryan, and Lionel Richie returned as judges despite budget cuts. Ryan Seacrest continued as a show host, Bobby Bones returned as an in-house mentor.
Taping was suspended after the Top Twenty were selected, and the contestants were sent home, due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. The show resumed production in late April, with the on-air talent and contestants filming from their homes. The stay-at-home, and social-distancing mandates have, according to Billboard, compelled producers “to get very, very creative this time around to keep season 18 afloat amid the most challenging conditions in show history”. Up to forty-five remote sites will be used and each contestant treated equally with similar equipment and resource access. Segments will be taped—usually a day in advance except for judges reactions, and voting results which will air live. The number of episodes is unlikely to change.
Here we have listed Top 20 Finalist of the American Idol 2020.
S.N Full Name Age Location
- Aliana Jester 19 Tampa, Fla.
- Arthur Gunn 22 Witchita, Kan.
- Cyniah Elise 18 Atlanta, Ga.
- DeWayne Crocker Jr 23 Pensacola, Fla.
- Dillon James 26 Bakersfield, Calif.
- Faith Becnel 20 Destrehan, La.
- Francisco Martin 19 San Francisco, Calif.
- Franklin Boone 28 Durham, N.C.
- Grace Leer 28 Nashville, Tenn.
- Jonny West 23 Murietta, Calif.
- Jovin Webb 29 Gonzales, La.
- Julia Gargano 22 Staten Island, N.Y.
- Just Sam 21 Harlem, N.Y.
- Kimmy Gabriela 18 Lakeland, N.Y.
- Lauren Spencer Smith 16 Vancouver Island, Can.
- Louis Knight 19 Philadelphia, Pa.
- Makayla Phillips 17 Temecula, Calif.
- Nick Merico 24 Woodland Hills, Calif.
- Olivia Ximines 16 Menifee, Calif.
- Sophia James 20 Long Beach, Calif.