Season 5 of ABC’s iteration of “American Idol” has reduced the number of contestants in the competition to 14, and the competition is heating up as the date of the three-hour live finale approaches.
Judges Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie offered both praise and constructive criticism throughout the competition after deciding which contestants would move on until voters began deciding which of the contestants would perform the following week.
After each of the contestants looks behind them with the might of a whole band, a few frontrunners emerge from the pack, leading to some predictions as to who might win the show at the end of the season.
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Who Could Win “American Idol” in 2022?
Of course, there are many different factors that ultimately go into deciding who wins the competition, including song selection, airtime, votes, and judges’ comments.
There’s still plenty of airtime before the winner is crowned, but there were also some clues as to who emerged as the front runner.
First, HunterGirl is on a lot of radars when it comes to who’s on top. The judges awarded the country singer a platinum ticket during her audition, she’s gotten a lot of airtime and she does consistently well.
She has also released an album on iTunes which is currently at #4 on the country albums chart. She’s only behind Chayce Beckham, the 2021 “American Idol” champion.
Fritz Hager has also emerged as a way to take home the American Idol title, although we think that’s less likely because country singers have generally done better on the show and two out of four of ABC’s seasons have won.
Still, the 22-year-old emotional singer with his growing fan base could definitely make it if he keeps delivering performances that connect with audiences. Fans definitely believe that Fritz has a chance.
If the pattern holds and a country singer is the one who takes home the title, it’s likely that it’s Noah Thompson who was able to appeal to more than just country fans by taking pop songs and turning them into country songs transformed for his performances.
He was also great at connecting with audiences, especially when talking about his son. Fans on Reddit lead to Noah Thompson as the winner this season.
Nevertheless, there are still many shows to be completed before a winner is determined. A leader from somewhere else in the pack might still show up.
Contestants remaining in the competition are Ava Maybee, Christian Guardino, Lady K, HunterGirl, Dan Marshall, Leah Marlene, Nicolina, Noah Thompson, Emyrson Flora, Fritz Hager, Allegra Miles, Jay Copeland, Mike Parker and Tristen Gressett.
The show is nearing its conclusion with just four weeks of airtime left before the season finale.
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“American Idol” airs live on ABC on Sundays and Mondays at 8 p.m. Eastern Time.
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