Season 19 of “American Idol” is giving one of the season 18 also-rans a second chance at glory. Ten of last year’s contestants compete on the April 19 episode of “American Idol” for a chance to join the Top 10. Among these hopefuls is Arthur Gunn, who fell just short of the mark and was named runner-up to season 18 winner Just Sam last May.
Also in the mix is Louis Knight, who missed making the Top 5 and Makayla Phillips who was unlucky enough to be ousted when the Top 11 was pared down to seven. The other contenders in “The Comeback” special hosted by Ryan Seacrest and airing on April 19 are all drawn from the Top 20.
The winner of the comeback will round out the Top 10. They will join these Top 12 contenders who made the cut on April 18: Alyssa Wray, Caleb Kennedy, Casey Bishop, Cassandra Coleman, Chayce Beckham, Deshawn Goncalves, Grace Kinstler, Hunter Metts and Willie Spence.
We have done some digging and discovered the names of all 10 of these “American Idol” alumni who are competing on Monday as well as the names of these songs they will perform. Spoilers ahead.
Faith Becnel: “Cry Baby” by Janis Joplin
Franklin Boone: “Meant to Live” by Switchfoot
DeWayne Crocker Jr.: “Voice of God” by Dante Bowe feat. Steffany Gretzinger & Chandler Moore
Cyniah Elise: “Edge of Midnight (Midnight Sky Remix)” by Miley Cyrus feat. Stevie Nicks
Arthur Gunn: “Iris” by Goo Goo Dolls
Aliana Jester: “I’ll Never Love Again” by Lady Gaga
Louis Knight: “Maybe That” by Louis Knight
Nick Merico: “City Lights” by Nick Merico
Makayla Phillips: “Anyone” by Demi Lovato
Olivia Ximines: “Say Yes” by Michelle Williams feat. Beyoncé & Kelly Rowland
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