‘American Idol’ 2021 Winners & Spoilers: Top 7 Live Results

‘American Idol’ 2021 Winners & Spoilers: Top 7 Live Results

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On the May 2, 2021 episode of ABC’s “American Idol,” long-time host Ryan Seacrest announced the winner of the Comeback show as well as the top 7 contestants. The top 7 were voted in by viewers of the show.

WARNING: Spoilers for the top 7 live reveal episode of “American Idol” follow. Do not read on if you don’t want to know who made it through to the top 7. 

Read on below for a live recap of the results as they aired. If you’d rather just have a list of which contestants made it through and which were eliminated, scroll to the bottom for that.

‘American Idol’ 2021 Top 7 Live Recap

This will be updated as the episode airs.

The show started with Mickey Mouse welcoming the top 9 contestants to Disney World, and that led to the introduction of Sofia Carson, a Disney star, who sang “A Whole New World” from Aladdin. The original top 9 contestants all joined Carson on the stage to perform the song.

Ryan Seacrest took the stage to welcome viewers to the show and announce the start of Disney Night. Judges Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan were introduced, and Perry came dressed as Tinkerbell.

The comeback contestant was announced to be Arthur Gunn, the season 18 runner-up.

First up to perform was Caleb Kennedy with “Real Gone” from Cars. The judges praised his performance, with Katy Perry telling him he got more “sparkle” and Bryan saying Caleb was finally giving them a look into who he is as an artist.

Next up was Willie Spence singing “Circle of Life” from The Lion King. He received a standing ovation from the judges, and Luke Bryan in particular was impressed.

“I’m sitting here like, ‘Why am I crying on The Lion King?” Richie told him with tears still in his eyes.

Deshawn Goncalves was up next to perform, singing “When You Wish Upon a Star” from Pinocchio. He sang a jazz rendition of the song, which received high praise from Lionel Richie.

‘American Idol’ Top 7 & Who Was Eliminated

This will be updated as the episode airs.

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“American Idol” airs on Sundays and Mondays at 8 p.m. Eastern on ABC.

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