The American Idol 2014 or the thirteenth season of the United States most popular singing competition, the American Idol will premiere on Fox Television Network this coming January 15, 2014 (US Time). The list of contestants were already revealed via spoilers list courtesy of The Idol Pad (TIP).
American Idol XIII will feature the return of Keith Urban as judge, his second season as a judge for AI. Jennifer Lopez and Harry Connick, Jr., will join the judging panel as replacement judges for Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Randy Jackson.
Aside from the return of previous American Idol judges, the musical director Rickey Minor will also return to the show after he left at the end of the ninth season of Amerian Idol and went to “The Tonight Show with Jay Lino.”
Meanwhile spoilers list of the American Idol Season XIII contestants were leaked online, one of the most interesting twist this 2014 season of the American Idol is the introduction of the Top 31 contestants instead of the usual Top 30.
Note: The list below are spoilers, remember that these names are not final and might not be correct until the official list is announced by American Idol.
Top 15 Females
1. Andrina Brogden covers Alicia Keys’ “Fallin”
2. Kenzie Hall, also known as Kenz Hall, plays the guitar.
3. Jena IreneAsciutto
4. Jillian Jensen also appeared in seasons 8 and 9 of “American Idol” and season 2 of “The X Factor.”
5. Bria Anai Johnson performs at a local venue.
6. Jessicca Meuse sings an original song.
7. Brandy Neelly was also seen in season 12.
8. M.K. Nobilette, also known as Emkay Brazil, sings at Kate Wolf Fest 2012.
9. Briana Oakley sings “Up to the Mountain” in season 12.
10. Kristen O’ Connor performs a cover of Imagine Dragon’s “Radioactive.”
11. Emily Piriz sings her version of “Wrecking Ball” by Miley Cyrus.
12. Marrialle Sellars auditions in Detroit.
13. Austin Wolfe sings “Stay.”
14. Malaya Watson sings Aretha Franklin’s “Ain’t No Way.”
15. Rochelle Majesty York sings a cover of Adele’s “Set Fire To the Rain.”
Top 16 Males
1. Malcolm Allen auditions in Austin.
2. Ben Briley sings “St. Patrick’s Day” by John Mayer.
3. Jordan Brisbane
4. C.J. Harris plays the guitar.
5. Ethan Harris auditions in Detroit.
6. Caleb Johnson sings “Down to the River.”
7. Spencer Llyod
8. George Lovett Hamilton covers Rihanna’s “Stay.”
9. Briston Maroney plays the guitar.
10. Alex Preson Philbrick records his rendition of “Let Her Go.”
11. Dexter Roberts sings “Let Me Be Your Romeo.”
12. Neco Starr also appeared in “Idol” season 10.
13. Casey Thrasher performs at a local venue.
14. Maurice Townsend
15. Sam Woolf cover’s David Gray’s “Babylon.”
16. Emmanuel Jay Zidor does a spin on Adele.