American Idol season 21 is heading toward its finale, with just a few episodes left before the new champion is crowned. American Idol season 21 began with the auditions, during which the judges (Lionel Richie, Katy Perry, and Luke Bryan) decided which contestants deserved tickets to Hollywood. After Hollywood Week, at Disney’s Aulani Resort & Spa in Hawaii, the Top 26 contestants performed for America’s votes for the first time. Singers Allen Stone and Noah Cyrus served as mentors for that round.
American Idol season 21 has featured some exciting theme episodes, guest mentors, and judges. On Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Night, American Idol season 8 runner-up and current Queen frontman Adam Lambert mentored the Top 12 contestants. The following night, during the Judges’ Song Contest, the contestants sang songs chosen for them by Lionel, Katy, and Luke. On May 7, while Katy and Lionel performed at King Charles III’s coronation in the United Kingdom, music superstars Alanis Morissette and Ed Sheeran filled in for them at the judges’ table as the Top 8 finalists sang songs from their catalogs. In addition, Alanis served as their mentor.
How Many Episodes Will The American Idol Season 21 Have?
American Idol has two remaining episodes before the finale. On May 14, the show hosts its annual Disney Night, a beloved episode during which the Top 5 finalists, Zachariah Smith, Megan Danielle, Colin Stough, Wé Ani, and Iam Tongi, will sing classic Disney songs. Sofia Carson will mentor the contestants at Disneyland Resort. In addition, The Little Mermaid star Halle Bailey will perform. Katy has dressed up in different costumes every year, including Snow White, Ursula the Sea Witch, Mrs. Jumbo, Tinker Bell, and Ariel. Her Disney costume choice is one of the most anticipated things in any season of American Idol.
This episode will end with the reveal of the Top 3 finalists who will head to the finale. On Monday, May 15, American Idol will air a special episode titled “Journey to the Finale.” It will include never-before-seen footage of the American Idol season 21 finalists. It will also give viewers a deeper look at their journeys from their auditions to their rise to stardom on the show.
When Will The American Idol Season 21 Finale Air?
American Idol airs its finale on Sunday, May 21, 3023. The finale welcomes back all the departed top contestants to sing with some of their celebrity idols. It also features the final competition among the Top 3 finalists, culminating in the crowning of the new champion. The American Idol finale is one of the most exciting nights on television.
American Idol airs Sundays and Mondays at 8 p.m. EDT on ABC.
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