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And, we’re off! The Top 24 Semi-Final show for American Idol Season 15 is upon us. However, unlike other seasons, the shows were pre-recorded a week or so ago and the finalists for the Top 14 selected by the judges.
So, that’s that I guess. We have no say and no opportunity to truly become familiar with these singers before they enter the Top 14 live shows. Why am I not surprised? It seems “expect the unexpected” is American Idol’s mantra over the past few years.
However, there is a positive side to this mantra this season. Each of the Top 24 will have an opportunity to perform with a former American Idol Top 10 Finalist. Now, that should be a lot of fun to watch!
This week’s shows air on Wednesday, February 10th and Thursday, February 17th at 8:00 PM on Fox.
Performing this week are: Mackenzie Bourg, Jordan Sasser, La’Porsha Renae, James Dawson, Sonika Vaid, Gianna Isabella, Jenna Renae, Jeneve Rose Mitchell, Emily Brooke, Thomas Stringfellow, Stephany Negrete and Avalon Young.
Former American Idol winners slated to perform duets with these singers are second season winner Ruben Studdard, third season winner Fantasia Barrino, tenth season winner Scotty McCreery, tenth season runner-up Lauren Alaina, thirteenth season winner Caleb Johnson and fourteenth season winner Nick Fradiani.
Are you looking forward to the this week’s shows? Which former Top 10 artist are you excited to see and hear?