‘American Idol’ winner predictions 2022: Noah Thompson skyrockets ahead of HunterGirl, Leah Marlene

After the double eliminations of Fritz Hager and Nicolina on May 15, only the Top 3 singers remain in the running to win “American Idol” Season 20. They are: Leah Marlene, Noah Thompson and HunterGirl. Now for the age-old question: Who will win “American Idol”? Based on Gold Derby users’ predictions, Noah has skyrocketed ahead of HunterGirl and Leah in our racetrack odds and now has the best chance of joining the winners list on finale night, May 22. But it’s truly still anyone’s game in this unpredictable 20th anniversary season.

Here’s a closer look at the current “American Idol” winner predictions 2022, as well as each contestant’s song history on the ABC reality TV show:

1. Noah Thompson — 9/10 odds to win
HOMETOWN: Louisa, KY
OCCUPATION: Construction Worker
AGE: 19
HOLLYWOOD SHOWSTOPPER: “Stay” by Rihanna
TOP 24: “Blue Side of the Mountain” by The SteelDrivers
TOP 20: “Falling” by Harry Styles
TOP 20 RESULTS SHOW: “Cover Me Up” by Jason Isbell
TOP 14: “Stand by Me” by Ben E. King
TOP 11: “Heartbreak Warfare” by John Mayer
TOP 10: “You’ve Got a Friend in Me” from “Toy Story”
TOP 7: “Painted Blue” by Sundy Best
TOP 7: “Landslide” by Fleetwood Mac
TOP 5: “So Small” by Carrie Underwood
TOP 5: “Working Man” by Larry Fleet

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2. HunterGirl — 9/4 odds to win
HOMETOWN: Winchester, TN
OCCUPATION: Singer/Songwriter
AGE: 23
HOLLYWOOD SHOWSTOPPER: “Girl Goin’ Nowhere” by Ashley McBryde
TOP 24: “Banjo” by Rascal Flatts
TOP 20: “Heartbreak Down” (original)
TOP 20 RESULTS SHOW: “Vice” by Miranda Lambert
TOP 14: “Baby Girl” by Sugarland
TOP 11: “9 to 5” by Dolly Parton
TOP 10: “I See the Light” from “Tangled”
TOP 7: “you broke me first” by Tate McRae
TOP 7: “Like My Mother Does” by Lauren Alaina
TOP 5: “Undo It” by Carrie Underwood
TOP 5: “Girl Crush” by Little Big Town

3. Leah Marlene — 5/1 odds to win
HOMETOWN: Normal, IL
OCCUPATION: Musician
AGE: 20
HOLLYWOOD SHOWSTOPPER: “She’s a Self Made Man” by Larkin Poe
TOP 24: “Call Me” by Blondie
TOP 20: “Heal” by Tom Odell
TOP 20 RESULTS SHOW: “Wisher to the Well” (original)
TOP 14: “Happy Together” by The Turtles
TOP 11: “Make You Feel My Love” by Bob Dylan
TOP 10: “When She Loved Me” from “Toy Story 2”
TOP 7: “Electric Love” by Børns
TOP 7: “Sanctuary” by “Nashville” cast feat. Charles Esten, Lennon & Maisy
TOP 5: “I’ll Stand By You” by Carrie Underwood (cover of The Pretenders)
TOP 5: “Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)” by Journey

The Season 20 finale of “American Idol” airs live coast-to-coast on ABC on Sunday night beginning at 5:00 p.m. PT/8:00 p.m. ET. The Top 10 singers will all perform on the big stage alongside superstar celebrity guests like Luke Bryan, Katy Perry, Lionel Richie, Carrie Underwood, Ben Platt, Deana Carter, Earth, Wind & Fire, Flo Rida, Gabby Barrett, James Arthur, Sara Bareilles, Melissa Etheridge, Michael Buble, Tai Verdes and Thomas Rhett.

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