“American Idol” will crown the season 19 winner at the end of the live two-hour finale on May 23. The Top 16 contestants were revealed at the top of the first live show of the season on April 11. They were chosen by America from the Top 24 who performed on April 4 and April 5.
Each of these two dozen contestants — who’d been selected by judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie — sang a solo and as part of a duo. The 12 contenders on April 4 were paired with Jimmie Allen, Brian McKnight, Katharine McPhee, Ben Rector, Joss Stone and Ryan Tedder. The celebrities singing with the second group of 12 included Jason Aldean, Brandon Boyd, Josh Groban, Jewel, Tori Kelly and PJ Morton.
See photos of each of these Top 24 contestants, read their bios, find out the songs they’ve sung to date and see spoilers of their eliminations throughout “American Idol” season 19.