When will 'American Idol' Season 21 Episode 20 air? Top 3 contestants vie for coveted title

When will 'American Idol' Season 21 Episode 20 air? Top 3 contestants vie for coveted title
Megan Danielle, Colin Stough, and Iam Tongi have advanced to Top 3 (ABC/Eric McCandless)

BRENTWOOD, CALIFORNIA: 'American Idol' Season 21 finale is just a week away! After Zachariah Smith and We Ani got eliminated during the Disney night, the Top 3 contestants Megan Danielle, Colin Stough, and Iam Tongi will vie during the upcoming episode to win the coveted title.

Judges Katy Perry, Lionel Richie, and Luke Bryan along with host Ryan Seacrest will return for Season 21's final episode of the ABC network show. Additionally, the finale episode will be special as a star-studded cast has been lined up for the biggest night of the competition.


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When will 'American Idol' Season 21 Episode 20 air?

'American Idol' Season 21 Episode 20 will air on Sunday, May 21, 2023, at 8 pm ET. Get ready to witness a night filled with unforgettable performances during the three-hour special episode.


What happened in 'American Idol' Season 21 Episode 19?

As 'American Idol' Season 21 moved toward the finale, the judges opted to dedicate an episode to document the ups and downs faced by the contestants throughout Season 21. 'American Idol' Season 21 Episode 19 was titled 'Journey to the Finale' and fans were treated with never-before-seen footage of this season's finalists Megan, Colin, and Tongi. The video also gave fans a deeper glimpse at the contestants' journey to their stardom in the special episode. 

What to expect from 'American Idol' Season 21 Episode 20?

Viewers have seen multiple talented singers grow and evolve throughout Season 21. However, now the stakes are higher than ever and Episode 20 is bound to keep viewers on the edges of their seats. The upcoming episode will be special as several music legends are set to perform during the three-hour finale episode, as announced by Seacrest during the 'Disney Night' episode. Keith Urban, who was a judge on the talent show between Seasons 12 and 15, will especially return to perform and mentor the Top 3 finalists. Additionally, 'American Idol's current judges Perry, Richie, and Bryan will take the stage to perform on the night.


Other performers for the Season 21 finale include 'American Idol' Season 2 stars Clay Aiken and Ruben Studdard, Ellie Goulding, James Blunt, Jazmine Sullivan, Jelly Roll, Kevin Cronin from REO Speedwagon, Kylie Minogue, Lainey Wilson, Lauren Daigle, Pitbull, and TLC, just to name a few. Season 21's Top 12 contestants will also be there to perform on the Idol stage for one more time. In the finale, America's votes will decide who will become the next 'American Idol'.

Who will perform to win 'American Idol' Season 21?

Colin Stough: The country singer has impressed the judges as well as the audience with his energetic and exciting performance throughout the season.

Megan Danielle: Megan has created a buzz on 'American Idol' Season 21 since she won a sing-off against Paige Anne and earned a spot in the Top 26. She has worked on her stage presence and is now ready to vie for the coveted title.


Iam Tongi: Tongi is one of the fans' favorite contestants and his audition video went viral with over 100 million social media views. 

'American Idol' Season 21 finale episode will air on Sunday, May 21 at 8 pm ET on ABC.

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