2022 'American Idol' Eliminations: Who Was Rejected 5/8

2022 ‘American Idol’ Eliminations: Who Was Rejected 5/8

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“American Idol” eliminations.

On the May 8, 2022 episode of ABC’s “American Idol”, the top 7 artists performed two songs live from coast to coast in hopes of receiving enough viewer votes to rise. in the top 5.

During the episode, the performers were mentored by GRAMMY Award-winning artist Will.i.am before performing live for the audience.

Read below for a live recap of the results as they are released. If you’d rather just have a list of successful and eliminated contestants, scroll down for that.

WARNING: Spoilers for the Top 7 Performances and Top 5 Reveal Episodes of “American Idol” follow. Don’t read on if you don’t want to know who made it to the Top 5.

Noah Thompson and Fritz Hager were both absent from the scene, as they had both tested positive for COVID-19. Fritz was able to perform at yesterday’s rehearsal, and they used him for his performances. Noah must have performed from his hotel room.


Who made it to the “American Idol” Top 5?

After two rounds of performances from the singers, Ryan Seacrest finally announced which of the artists was leaving the competition.

Here are which artists have succeeded:

  • Noah Thompson
  • Nicoline
  • HunterGirl
  • Lea Marlene
  • Fritz Hager

Here is who was sent home:

  • Jay Copeland
  • Christian Guardian

Here’s what everyone sang for the TikTok tour:

  • Leah Marlene: “Electric Love” by Borns
  • Jay Copeland: “I Have Nothing” by Whitney Houston
  • Fritz Hager: “All My Friends” by Fritz Hager
  • Christian Guardino: Lonely by Justin Bieber
  • HunterGirl: “You Broke Me First” by Tate Mcrae
  • Noah Thompson: “Painted Blue” by Sundy Best
  • Nicolina: “Alone” by heart

Here’s what everyone played for the Mother’s Day Tribute Tour:

  • Jay Copeland: Boyz II Men’s “A Song For Mom”
  • Fritz Hager: “The Ocean” by Fritz Hager
  • Leah Marlene: “Sanctuary” by the cast of “Nashville”
  • HunterGirl: “Like My Mother Does” by Lauren Alaina
  • Noah Thompson: “Landslide” by Fleetwood Mac
  • Nicolina: “Light in the Hallway” by Pentatonix
  • Christian Guardino: “Dear God” by Smokie Norful

American Idol Season 20 Schedule

There are only a handful of episodes left in the “American Idol” Season 20 schedule in 2022, which means the full schedule is available. The show will officially end for the season on Sunday, May 22 with a three-hour episode.

There will be no more Monday Night episodes after the “Great Idol Reunion,” which airs on Monday, May 2.

Here’s what the rest of the current “American Idol” schedule looks like:

  • Sunday May 1 – Disney Night (Top 10 Performances, LIVE Coast to Coast)
  • Monday, May 2 – “The Great Idol Reunion” with old fan favorites
  • Sunday May 8 – Top 7 (LIVE performances coast to coast)
  • Sunday May 15 – Top 5 (LIVE Coast to Coast)
  • Sunday May 22 – Season finale, winner crowned

Who was eliminated?

The two artists who were ultimately eliminated from the contest won the Platinum Ticket Jay Copeland and Christian Guardino. The two will be making a return to “American Idol,” however, as they will both perform a celebrity duet in the season finale.

Christian Guardino will perform alongside Michael Buble.

“American Idol” airs Sundays and Mondays at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

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