‘American Idol’ Fans Think Show Is Rigged After Top 3 Revealed

Ryan Seacrest, Lionel Richie, Katy Perry, Luke Bryan - YouTube/American Idol

American Idol fans have responded to the Top 3 finalists after they were revealed ahead of the finale. Many viewers feel as though this season has been rigged for one contestant to win. Last week’s eliminations caused a huge upset, and now fans think the winner has already been decided. Keep reading to see who they think will take it home and why.

Fans Are Curious About Finale & Katy Perry’s Replacement

As the May 19 finale draws closer, many people are not only wondering who will win this season of American Idol, but they are also wondering who will take Katy Perry’s place. Perry announced that she was leaving Idol in February, and it still has not been announced who will replace her.

Lionel Ritchie - Katy Perry - Luuke Bryan
Lionel Ritchie – Katy Perry – Luke Bryan

Rumors have swirled around suggesting several different names for the position. Jelly Roll said he’d love to be asked to be a judge on the show. Fantasia Barrino, Kelly Clarkson, and Miley Cyrus are other names that have been thrown around.

Right now, it isn’t clear who will be replacing Katy Perry next season. Fans believe they know who will win on Sunday night though. After seeing who made it through to the finale, some viewers think the competition show might be rigged.

Is American Idol Rigged For One Person To Win?

Emmy Russell and Triston Harper were both sent home during Sunday night’s live show. The theme for the night was Disney songs and each contestant sang their heart out.

Now, moving on to the May 19 finale, the Top 3 contestants are Jack Blocker, Will Moseley, and Abi Carter. Many American Idol fans are excited for another finale event. However, others think that the competition show might be rigged for Jack Blocker to win.

Blocker was initially given a “no” by Katy Perry and Lionel Richie during his audition. Luke Bryan wound up overriding the other judges’ decisions, pushing him forward in the competition. This and several other instances throughout the season have had viewers wondering if things have been set up to help Jack Blocker win the title of American Idol.


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“Am I the only one who feels that everything was always rigged for Jack to win,” one viewer wrote on X. “They gave him a no in auditions. The [cameramen] and others said no bring him back and then he goes on to win the whole thing to finish the story.”

Another person agreed writing, “JACK BLOCKERS gonna win… if an underdog gets this far they usually win….. this show is a joke.”

The American Idol season finale will be a three-hour event. It airs on Sunday, May 19 at 8 p.m. EST on ABC.

What do you think? Is American Idol really rigged for Jack Blocker to win? Let us know what you think in the comments.

Amanda Blankenship

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