Connect with us


News

American Idol: Adele Night, May 5, 2024, ABC

Published

on

American Idol 2024

With the competition heating up, the upcoming episodes promise incredible performances and emotional moments. On May 5, the top seven contestants will take on the songs of pop icon Adele, accompanied by Meghan Trainor, who will also perform her new single. The fan votes will determine the top five, setting the stage for the highly anticipated Disney Night on May 12.

On April 29, 2024, American Idol aired its Judges’ Song Contest episode, marking a pivotal moment in the competition as the top eight contestants performed songs chosen by the judges. With Katy Perry’s departure from the show looming, this episode held extra significance as viewers tuned in to witness the judges’ selections and the contestants’ fate.

The 22nd season of American Idol premiered on February 18, 2024, on ABC, marking the final season for judge Katy Perry. This announcement, made just days before the premiere, cast a unique light on the season, adding an extra layer of emotion and uncertainty to the usual excitement and anticipation.

The Idol Across America virtual auditions once again played a crucial role, with remote auditions taking place from August 2 to September 8, 2023. Open-call auditions were also held, providing a platform for aspiring singers to showcase their talent. The auditions took place in various locations, including new venues in the judges’ hometowns: Leesburg (Bryan), Tuskegee (Richie), and Santa Barbara (Perry).

Advertisement

The Platinum Ticket Advantage

The “platinum ticket” made its return, a feature introduced in the previous two seasons to celebrate the show’s 20th season. During the audition round, three lucky contestants were awarded this coveted prize, which granted them direct advancement to the second round of Hollywood Week. The recipients this season were Odell Bunton Jr., Abi Carter, and Julia Gagnon, who formed a trio to perform “California Dreamin’.”. Their talent and privilege to skip the first round set them apart, but they also had to deliver a bonus performance, showcasing their skills.

The Road to the Top

The competition intensified as the top 56 contestants performed in the Showstopper round, filmed on December 11, 2023, and aired on April 1, 2024. The judges then narrowed down the field to the top 24, who traveled to the Aulani resort in Kapolei, Hawaii. The contestants were divided into two groups, with Tori Kelly and Jelly Roll serving as guest mentors and judges. The public vote determined the fate of these aspiring singers, with two contestants from each group advancing to the next round.

The journey continued with the top 20 performances, taped on April 10 and aired on April 14, followed by a live results show on April 15. The contestants sang their hearts out, hoping to secure their spot in the top 14. The pressure was on as the competition heated up, and the judges’ decisions carried significant weight.

A Tribute to Mandisa

As the competition progressed, the top eight contestants took center stage during the Judges’ Song Contest episode on April 29. With songs chosen by the judges themselves, the contestants gave it their all. Adding to the emotion of the night was a special tribute to the late season 5 alum, Mandisa. Her impact on the show and the contestants was undeniable, making the episode a memorable and heartfelt experience for all.

Advertisement

As the season draws closer to its conclusion, the fate of the contestants hangs in the balance. Who will rise to the occasion and secure their place in the finale? Only time will tell as we witness the journey of these aspiring idols, chasing their dreams on the American Idol stage.

American Idol: Adele Night airs Sunday May 5, 2024 at 8.00pm on ABC.


Hey there! I'm Riley, the US TV Previews editor at memorabletv.com. I may have failed as a musician, but my love for Jeopardy knows no bounds. And let me tell you, The Wire is hands down the greatest TV show ever made. I've been writing about the entertainment biz since (mumble mumble). Stay tuned for all the latest TV news and previews!

Criminal Minds: Evolution Criminal Minds: Evolution
News6 hours ago

Criminal Minds: Evolution Season 2 Premiere (Paramount+, 6 June 2024)

Criminal Minds: Evolution returns for its second season on Paramount+ on June 6, with 10 new episodes. The first two...

Netflix Netflix
News6 hours ago

The Mole Season 2 (Netflix, June 28 – July 12, 2024)

Netflix announces the return of The Mole with a new season premiering on June 28, 2024. The reality competition series,...

Outchef'd Outchef'd
News6 hours ago

Outchef’d: Season 3 Premiere (Food Network, Thursday, May 30, 2024)

Food Network’s “Outchef’d” returns for an all new third season, airing on Thursday, May 30, 2024, at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT....

Jeopardy Ken Jennings Jeopardy Ken Jennings
News8 hours ago

Jeopardy! Friday May 17, 2024, Recap, Winner and Final Answer

The Friday May 17 episode of Jeopardy! featured an exciting face-off between three contestants: Rachel Shelton, an attorney from Lexington,...

Doctor Who Doctor Who
News10 hours ago

Doctor Who: Boom (BBC iPlayer, Disney+ May 18, 2024)

The iconic time-traveling adventure series Doctor Who continues with its fourteenth series, and the third episode, titled “Boom,” promises an...

Love & Hip Hop Atlanta Love & Hip Hop Atlanta
News19 hours ago

Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta – ‘Brokedown Palace’ (MTV, May 17, 2024)

In an upcoming episode of Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta, titled ‘Brokedown Palace,’ airing on MTV on Friday May 17,...

ID Logo ID Logo
News19 hours ago

A Heated Defense (ID, Friday, May 17, 2024 at 8:00 PM)

Investigation Discovery examines the shocking murder of Shelley Nance, a Texas woman stabbed in her hometown of Lake Highlands. The...

First Time Fixer First Time Fixer
News19 hours ago

First Time Fixer: ‘Georgia Generational Renovation’ (Magnolia, Friday, May 12, 2024)

In this brand-new episode of First Time Fixer, a couple takes on the challenge of renovating their childhood home in...

The Only Way is Essex The Only Way is Essex
News2 hours ago

The Only Way Is Essex: Season 32 Episode 9 (ITVBe, May 19, 2024)

The group dynamic takes an intriguing turn in the latest episode of The Only Way Is Essex, airing on ITVBe...

BBC One BBC One
News2 hours ago

RHS Chelsea Flower Show: RHS Countdown to Chelsea (BBC One, Sunday 19 May 2024)

The Royal Horticultural Society’s Chelsea Flower Show 2024 is previewed in this special episode of RHS Chelsea Flower Show, hosted...

National Geographic Logo National Geographic Logo
News2 hours ago

Europe’s Wild Places: Winter’s Grip (Nat Geo Wild UK, 19 May, 2024)

The documentary series Europe’s Wild Places makes its debut with the episode “Winter’s Grip,” offering viewers an insight into Europe’s...

999: On The Front Line 999: On The Front Line
News3 hours ago

999: On the Front Line: Season 11 Episode 3 (More4, 19 May, 2024)

Documentary series 999: On the Front Line returns with Season 11 Episode 3, airing on More4. This episode offers another...

Match of the Day Match of the Day
News3 hours ago

Match of the Day: 19/05/2024 (BBC One, Sunday, 19 May 2024)

A bumper edition of Match of the Day airs this Sunday, May 19, 2024, on BBC One. Gary Lineker presents,...

Saturday Kitchen Saturday Kitchen
News3 hours ago

Saturday Kitchen: Eddie Izzard, Jack Stein, Sabrina Ghayour (BBC One, May 18, 2024)

Donal Skehan hosts a brand new episode of Saturday Kitchen, welcoming chefs Jack Stein and Sabrina Ghayour to the studio,...

Spy/Master Spy/Master
News3 hours ago

Spy/Master: The Trojan Horse (BBC Four, Saturday 18 May 2024)

In the sixth and final episode of Spy/Master’s first series, titled “The Trojan Horse,” the story reaches its climax as...

The Piano at Christmas The Piano at Christmas
News4 hours ago

The Piano: Season 2 Episode 4 (Channel 4, May 19, 2024)

The Piano returns with a brand new episode on Channel 4. In this fourth episode, which airs on May 19,...

Popular