As we all know that American Idol will begin airing their next remote episodes from 26th April 2020 with top 20 contestants because, of the current situation of Covid-19 pandemic.

These all top 20 contestants will be performed remotely from next week so get ready to enjoy the performances and critique of the judges “Katy Perry, Luke Bryan, and Lionel Richie.

Katy Perry Question About Sweats

Katy Perry asked the question on his official page of Instagram from her fans “(Q: can I still wear sweats on episodes from home 😬) Chat with me on Facebook Live at 4:30p PT / 7:30p ET today before tuning in to #AmericanIdol tonight at 8/7c on @abcnetwork)”

Top 20 Finalist Of American Idol 2020

Faith Becnel
Born: May 24, 1999 – Kenner, La.
Favorite Alums: Ruben Studdard, Clay Aiken, Jennifer Hudson, Carrie Underwood, Laine Hardy, Kelly Clarkson
Musical Influences: Etta James, Christina Aguilera
First Idol Experience: “I’ve watched it my whole life. My family would sit in the living room and we were really invested in it. My parents always said I’m going to be on it.”

Franklin Boone
Born: Feb. 20, 1992 – Durham, N.C.
Favorite Alums: Clay Aiken, Ruben Studdard, Chris Daughtry, Adam Lambert, Alejandro Aranda, Carrie Underwood
Musical Influences: John Mayer; Dave Matthews; Coldplay/Chris Martin; Crosby, Stills & Nash
First Idol Experience: “I remember watching and thinking, ‘This is a really cool concept for a show’ and really vibing with Kelly Clarkson.”

DeWayne Crocker, Jr.
Born: Aug. 22, 1996 – Pensacola, Fla.
Favorite Alums: Ruben Studdard, Fantasia, Adam Lambert, Michael J. Woodard, Uché, Laine Hardy, Gabby Barrett, Alejandro Aranda
Musical Influences: Otis Redding, Sam Cooke, James Brown, Smokie Norful, Donnie McClurkin
First Idol Experience: “I remember Kelly Clarkson, Ruben Studdard and Fantasia.”

Cyniah Elise
Born: Feb. 27, 2002 – Atlanta, Ga.
Favorite Alums: David Archuleta, Maddie Poppe, Fantasia, Jennifer Hudson, Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Laine Hardy
Musical Influences: Beyoncé, Todrick Hall
First Idol Experience: Born three months before Idol debuted, she started watching at age 6.

Kimmy Gabriela
Born: March 31, 2002 – Queens, N.Y.
Favorite Alums: Carrie Underwood, Kelly Clarkson, Jordin Sparks, Uché, Dimitrius Graham, Laci Kaye Booth, Jeremiah Lloyd Harmon
Musical Influences: Ariana Grande, Jessie J, Adele, Celine Dion, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Gabino Amparo (Gabriela’s father)
First Idol Experience: Saw clips from the Fox era and started watching more seriously when series moved to ABC.

Julia Gargano
Born: March 9, 1998 – Staten Island, N.Y.
Favorite Alums: Alejandro Aranda, Catie Turner
Musical Influences: Joni Mitchell, Brandi Carlile, Carole King, Radiohead
First Idol Experience: Started watching right from the beginning. “My cousin and I would play Justin and Kelly. I always got stuck playing Justin. Not that that’s a bad thing, but I did want to be Kelly sometimes.”

Arthur Gunn
Born: Oct. 24, 1997 – Kathmandu, Nepal
Favorite Alums: Alejandro Aranda, Laine Hardy
Musical Influences: Bob Dylan, Led Zeppelin/Jimmy Page, Joe Cocker, Robert Johnson, Mississippi John Hurt
First Idol Experience: Watched online while growing up in Nepal.

Dillon James
Born: April 27, 1993 – Bakersfield, Calif.
Favorite Alum: Alejandro Aranda
Musical Influences: City and Colour (Dallas Green), Eddie Hazel (guitarist for Parliament-Funkadelic), Steely Dan
First Idol Experience: At age 9, watching Kelly Clarkson during season 1 because his family let him stay up late to see the show.

Aliana Jester
Born: Nov. 1, 2000 – Tampa, Fla.
Favorite Alums: Adam Lambert, Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Hudson, Carrie Underwood, Fantasia, Alejandro Aranda
Musical Influence: Whitney Houston
First Idol Experience: She watched “bits and pieces” as a kid, then watched season 17 because her high school friend Raquel Trinidad was in the competition. “She helped motivate me to audition.”

Just Sam
Born: Nov. 23, 1998 – New York City
Favorite Alum: Fantasia
Musical Influences: Alicia Keys, Beyoncé, Rihanna, Chrisette Michele, Whitney Houston, Etta James, Frank Sinatra
First Idol Experience: “I’ve seen earlier seasons, but my grandmother, my sister and I sat down and watched every episode with Fantasia until the finale.”

Louis Knight
Born: July 10, 2000 – London, England
Favorite Alum: Alejandro Aranda
Musical Influences: Oasis, Queen, Keane, the Kooks, Amy Winehouse
First Idol Experience: “I wouldn’t tune in and watch it, but I would watch a lot of the audition videos on YouTube. I’d end up scrolling deep into Facebook through audition videos.”

Grace Leer
Born: Nov. 28, 1991 – San Francisco, Calif.
Favorite Alums: Kelly Clarkson, Jordin Sparks, Jennifer Hudson, Fantasia, Carrie Underwood, Laci Kaye Booth, Gabby Barrett
Musical Influences: Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Selena, Faith Hill, Martina McBride, Jo Dee Messina
First Idol Experience: Sitting on the floor in her family room during season 1 watching Kelly Clarkson and Justin Guarini.

Francisco Martin
Born: Jan. 10, 2001 – San Francisco, Calif.
Favorite Alum: Alejandro Aranda
Musical Influence: Maggie Rogers
First Idol Experience: “I remember watching as a kid with my family when Simon, Paula and Randy were judges. I loved watching the auditions to see if the contestants made it or not.”

Lauren Mascitti
Born: Dec. 12, 1991 – Canton, Ohio
Favorite Alums: Fantasia, Ruben Studdard, Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Chris Daughtry
Musical Influences: Linda Ronstadt, Emmylou Harris, Crystal Gayle, Patsy Cline, Dawn Sears
First Idol Experience: Watching Justin Guarini and Kelly Clarkson on Season 1. “Which is why it’s so surreal to be here right now.”

Nick Merico
Born: Dec. 29, 1995 – St. Louis, Mo.
Favorite Alums: Katharine McPhee, Chris Daughtry, Alejandro Aranda
Musical Influences: Frank Ocean, Elton John, Santana, the Beatles
First Idol Experience: “I remember Bo (Bice) and Constantine (Maroulis). My favorite season was when Katharine McPhee was on, because I was in love with her.”

Makayla Phillips
Born: July 8, 2002 – Palm Desert, Calif.
Favorite Alums: Jennifer Hudson, Laine Hardy, Kelly Clarkson
Musical Influences: Christina Aguilera, Demi Lovato, Kehlani
First Idol Experience: At age 2, watching Jennifer Hudson on season 3.

Lauren Spencer-Smith
Born: Sept. 28, 2003 – Portsmouth, England
Favorite Alums: Jennifer Hudson, Carrie Underwood, Kelly Clarkson, Chris Daughtry, Fantasia, Laine Hardy, Alejandro Aranda
Musical Influences: Adele, Billie Eilish
First Idol Experience: “When I was eight, I bought myself an iPod Touch with the winnings of a singing competition and I watched literally all of the American Idol videos on YouTube.”

Sophia Wackerman
Born: Sept. 1, 1999 – Sydney, Australia
Favorite Alums: Jordin Sparks, Clark Beckham, Walker Burroughs, Laci Kaye Booth, Uché, Madison Vandenburg, Alejandro Aranda
Musical Influences: Ella Fitzgerald, Aretha Franklin, Amy Winehouse, Hozier, Bishop Briggs, Lake Street Dive
First Idol Experience: Started watching after moving to the U.S. “It was a family tradition to watch Idol and keep up with all the contestants. We would pick our favorites and root for them. That was back in the Carrie Underwood days.”

Jovin Webb
Born: Dec. 4, 1990 – Baton Rouge, La.
Favorite Alums: Haley Reinhart, Chris Daughtry, Laine Hardy, Kelly Clarkson, Fantasia, Jennifer Hudson
Musical Influences: Michael Jackson, Sam Cooke, Chris Stapleton, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan
First Idol Experience: “Watching Kelly Clarkson. I liked music, so to see that first music competition was really cool.”

Jonny West
Born: Oct. 15, 1996 – Wildomar, Calif.
Favorite Alum: David Cook
Musical Influences: Tyler the Creator, Kanye West
First Idol Experience: “Our TV made weird noises only on the channel that American Idol aired on, so I rode my bike to my friend’s house and we watched the recorded episodes on TiVo.”


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