Press Release

May 19, 2022

‘Live’s ’American Idol’ Encore’ Set To Hit a High Note Friday, May 27

Live’s’ Annual Viewer Poll Will Bring Back a Beloved ‘Idol’ Finalist for a Daytime Encore Performance  


The Soon-To-Be-Crowned ‘American Idol’ Will Perform on ‘Live’ on Monday, May 23, and the ‘Idol’ Runner-Up Will Perform Thursday, May 26 

ABC’s iconic competition juggernaut “American Idol” is just three days away from crowning this year’s superstar with three remaining contestants vying for one of entertainment’s highest honors … to be THE next American Idol! 


In celebration of this moment, “Live” viewers are being given an exclusive special power to raise their OWN voice and bring back one “Idol” finalist to perform on daytime’s No. 1 entertainment talk show. From Monday, May 23, at 9:00 a.m. until Tuesday, May 24, at 9:00 a.m. EDT, viewers can chime in via an online poll to select one finalist to take center stage on “Live.”  Further details and the link to the online poll will be available on the “Live” website,


Additionally, the world’s next American Idol will perform live on “Live” on Monday, May 23, and the runner-up will perform Thursday, May 26.


The 2022 “American Idol” Top 10 are as follows: 


Leah Marlene
Noah Thompson
Fritz Hager
Christian Guardino
Emyrson Flora
Lady K
Mike Parker


The season finale of “American Idol” airs live coast to coast this Sunday, May 22 (8:00-11:00 p.m. EDT/6:00-9:00 p.m. MDT/5:00-8:00 p.m. PDT), on ABC.


Media Contacts:
Kristen Osborne
“Live with Kelly and Ryan”  


Michaela Zukowski
“American Idol”

Media Relations

Michaela Zukowski

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