American Idol Season 17 already whittled down the number of contestants and the Showcase Rounds decide the top 20. Held in Hawaii over two days, the fun begins as they all perform in actual concerts. Sounds like a fun time coming up for all concerned. Until now, we saw some accompaniment but it always gets better and better as the talent gets closer to the end of the show. Now, the songs the contestants will play were mostly leaked via Idol Pad, the reliable tip-site for the show.
American Idol Showcase contestants include Laine Hardy and Alyssa Raghu
Past contestants given a second shot at American Idol in season 17, include Laine Hardy and Alyssa Raghu. TV Shows Ace reported back in February that “one of the contestants seen running down to the sea who got through to the Season 17 Top 20, was Laine Hardy. It was a photo taken during the filming at the Disney Aulani Resort and Spa in Honolulu.” It’s likely that he makes his way through the Top 20, and Idol Pad lists him as singing Come Together by The Beatles.
Alyssa Raghu from Orlando made it to the Top 24 on American Idol last year. In her bid to better that in 2019, she will probably sing Dear Future Husband by Meghan Trainor. This is interesting and fans, no doubt, look forward to her performance. She comes with a ready-built fan base and was very popular last year.
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Other female contestants and their songs
The Idol Pad list of other female contestants with known songs set to perform in the Showcase round in Hawaii include:
- Ashley Hess – Feel A Way by H.E.R.
- Cristina Contreras (Bumbly) – Baby by Clean Bandit, Marina & Luis Fonsi
- Dakota Cohen – Ain’t No Other Man by Christina Aguilera
- Emma Kleinberg – Is This Love? by Bob Marley And The Wailers
- Evelyn Cormier – No Roots by Alice Merton
- Idalis Marie – Mi Tierra by Gloria Estefan
- Khai the Singer – Wild Things by Alessia Cara
- Madison VanDenburg – Who’s Lovin’ You by The Miracles
- Margie Mays – All About That Bass by Meghan Trainor
- Mica Giaconi – This Love by Maroon 5
- Myra Tran Minh Nhu – How Far I’ll Go from Disney’s ‘Moana’ by Auli’i Cravalho/Alessia Cara/herself (Vietnamese soundtrack)
- Payton Taylor – Black Horse And The Cherry Tree by K.T. Tunstall
- Raquel Trinidad – Rich Girl by Hall And Oates
- Riley Thompson – Mama’s Broken Heart by Miranda Lambert
- Shevonne Philidor – You’ve Got A Friend In Me by Randy Newman
Male contestants and the songs they sing in the Showcase Round
Apart from Laine Hardy, the other male performers with known songs who join him in the Showcase Rounds of American Idol include:
- Cameron Goode – Nobody’s Perfect by Jessie J.
- Clay Page – Fishin’ In The Dark by The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
- Drake McCain – Girls Like You by Maroon 5
- Jeremiah Harmon – Landslide by Fleetwood Mac
- Kason Lester – Wanted Dead Or Alive by Bon Jovi
- Nate Walker – Still by the Commodores
- Nick Townsend – Hold Back the River by James Bay
- Ryan Hammond – A Song For You by Leon Russell
- Shawn Robinson – Rock With You by Michael Jackson
- Shelton Taylor – Earned It by The Weekend
- Uché Ndubizu – Play That Funky Music by Wild Cherry
- Wade Cota – Work Song by Hozier
- Walker Burroughs – Youngblood by 5 Seconds Of Summer
Contestants with songs yet to be determined
Other contestants are in the American Idol running as well. These include both females and males, and at this time, the songs they sing are not yet known. These include:
- Tyler Mitchell
- Logan Johnson
- Eddie Island
- Demetrius Graham
- Alejandro Aranda
- Assata Renay
- Kate Barnette
- Laci Booth
- Johanna Jones
What do you think of the songs these contestants will sing in the Showcase? Do you think they all suit the style of the singers? Who could imagine a country boy like Laine Hardy trying out with a Beatles song by an old pop band? Sound off your thoughts in the comments below.
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