‘American Idol’ 2021 Winners & Spoilers: Top 9 Live Results

‘American Idol’ 2021 Winners & Spoilers: Top 9 Live Results


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On the April 18, 2021 episode of ABC’s American Idol, long-time host Ryan Seacrest announced the top 9 as were voted on during the episode by viewers of the show.

The show opened with judge Lionel Richie performing his Oscar-winning song “Say You Say Me” and the judges being introduced by long-time host Ryan Seacrest.

WARNING: Spoilers for the Top 12 Live Reveal Episode of American Idol follow. Don’t read on if you don’t want to know who made it through to the Top 12. 

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.

This will be updated as the episode airs.


American Idol 2021 Top 9 Live Recap

Grace Kinstler kicked off the show with Pharell’s “Happy,” and the judges seemed to enjoy her performance. Before she took the stage, she spoke with in-house mentor Bobby Bones about the response she’s had from people so far.

The judges told Kinstler that her voice was “stellar” but they wanted to know more about who she was going to be as an artist.

Next up was 15-year-old Ava August singing the song “City of Stars” from the Oscar-nominated movie La La Land. 


‘American Idol’ Top 9 & Who Was Eliminated

This will be updated as the episode airs.

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