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When will 'American Idol' Season 21 Episode 15 air? 'Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Night' is here

'American Idol' Season 21 top 12 contestant will compete to advance to next round
UPDATED APR 25, 2023
'American Idol' Season 21 contestant continue to compete to become next singing sensation (Instagram/americanidol)
'American Idol' Season 21 contestant continue to compete to become next singing sensation (Instagram/americanidol)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: 'American Idol' Season 21 viewers bid an emotional adieu to some of their favorite contestants during the previous episodes of the singing competition. The hopefuls have been cut down to the Top 12 through multiple challenges.

Soon after the elimination of Emma Busse, Elise Kristine, PJAE, Dawson Wayne, Elijah McCormick, and Malik Heard, eight more aspiring singers head back to their homes as they got fewer votes. However, the 'Top 12' hopefuls are set to vie in the upcoming theme-based episode in front of the judges Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan.


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What time will 'American Idol' Season 21 Episode 15 be out?

'American Idol' Season 21 Episode 15 will premiere on Sunday, April 30, 2023, at 8 pm PT/ET.

What happened in 'American Idol' Season 21 Episode 14?

Contestants, judges and fans eagerly wait to know which eight contestant head back to their homes. However, after the nerve-racking thrilling suspense, the judges finally unveiled the contestants who advanced to the next round and who got eliminated. 'American Idol' Season 21 Episode 14 kicked off with an 'in Memoriam' card for former 'Dancing with the Stars' judge Len Goodman, who died over the weekend from bone cancer. However, viewers' most-voted top ten contestants were ultimately advanced to the top 12 and delivered stellar performances to mark their victory. The remaining 10 contestants then performed for two wildcard spots chosen by the judges. 'American Idol' host Ryan Seacrest revealed during the episode that 28 million votes were cast for all the contestants. However, Michael Williams, Hannah Nicolaisen, Mariah Faith, Nailya Serenity, Paige Anne, Matt Wilson, Kaeyra and Olivia Soli were the eight contestants who got eliminated during the latest episode. Additionally, the Top 12 will attend the Stagecoach Festival on Friday. They will be in the front row at Luke's concert.

What to expect from 'American Idol' Season 21 Episode 15?

'American Idol' Season 21 will return with new thrilling surprises. The top 12 contestants will perform to grab a spot in the Top 10. Viewers have to big goodbye to two more contestants to make the top 10. 'American Idol' Season 21 upcoming episode will be based on an exciting theme, 'Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Night'. 'Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Night' theme was recently started and the judges offer words of wisdom to the contestants about how to maintain a career in music that could possibly lead them to follow in his footsteps.

Who advances to 'Top 12'

We Ani: The aspiring singer was the first contestant of the Top 12. We Ani delivered a stirring victory performance on 'This Is Me from The Greatest Showman' for the live audience.

Warren Peay: Warren's solid vocals earned him the viewers' votes and advanced him to the Top 12. He performed 'It's Not My Time' by 3 Doors Down.

Haven Madison: Haven was the next artist to grab a spot in the Top 12. The 17-year-old celebrated her victory with her original song '15'.

Tyson Venegas: Tyson sang Elton John's classic, 'Don’t Let the Sun Go Down On Me' for his victory performance.

Colin Stough: Colin performed an intimate version of Robyn's 'Dancing On My Own' to celebrate his victory. The judges loved the country boy's performance and Luke even ran up to hug Colin afterward.

Marybeth Byrd: Marybeth was the next contestant to learn she was safe. She performed 'Cover Me Up' by Morgan Wallen after she earned a spot in the Top 12.

Oliver Steele: Oliver stuns the judges with his rendition version of 'You're Still the One' by Shania Twain.

Iam Tongi: The aspiring singer celebrated with a cover of Lionel's song 'Stuck On You.' However, a fly came out of nowhere during Tongi's performance. Host Ryan Seacrest came onto the stage with a broom to stop the from 'distracting' contestants which gave viewers some fun moments.

Zachariah Smith: Zachariah's falsetto earned him a spot in the top 12 and he celebrated his victory with Toto's 'Hold the Line.' Zachariah's latest performance made Katy star-struck.

Megan Danielle: Megan advanced to the Top 12. She performed 'Thank God I Do' by Lauren Daigle during the latest episode.

Lucy Love: Lucy was in the 'danger zone' after she failed to get enough votes. She performed 'Radioactive' by Imagine Dragons to wow the judges. However, the judges made their decision and advanced her to the next round. Lionel noted, "If I had to bet on anybody, I’m gonna bet on you."

Nutsa: Nutsa performed 'And I Am Telling You I Am Not Going' by Jennifer Holliday to earn a spot in the top 12 after she get fewer votes. The judges picked Nutsa and Luke said that she 'knocked that out of the park.'

'American Idol' Season 21 airs every Sunday and Monday at 8 pm ET on ABC