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VOTE: American Idol Fans Can Bring Back These Alums By Voting During AMA’s This Sunday

Jill O'Rourke

Jill O'Rourke

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Three American Idol alums from Season 16 and 17 will have a second chance to be on the show next season. Layla Spring, Logan Johnson, and Shawn Robinson will perform at this weekend’s American Music Awards for a shot at a golden ticket.


Considering last season’s winner Laine Hardy was competing for a second time, there’s a possibility that whoever gets chosen to join the show could make it very far. Read on to find out more about the contestants, and how to vote.

Which ‘American Idol’ Alums Get Second Chance

In Season 16, Layla Spring was eliminated in the Top 24. Throughout the competition, she performed “Who’s Lovin’ You” by the Miracles, “Proud Mary” by Tina Turner, and “Stick Like Glue” by Sugarland. The 17-year-old asked fans on Instagram to help her choose what to sing for her second chance.

Logan Johnson competed in Season 17 of American Idol. He shared his story of addiction and performed Demi Lovato’s “Sober” in his audition. He made it to the Top 20, performing songs like “Sorry” by Justin Bieber and “What a Time” by Julia Michaels. On Instagram, Logan shared his excitement about possibly meeting his crush Hannah Brown on DWTS.


Shawn Robinson also competed in Season 17. He was working at Home Depot at the time of his audition. He performed “Who You Are” by Jessie J on the guitar. Shawn made it to the Top 20, singing songs like “A Change Is Gonna Come” by Sam Cooke and “Jealous” by Nick Jonas.

How To Vote For Your Favorite American Idol Alums?

According to TV Insider, each contestant will record an audition performance, to air during Sunday night’s American Music Awards on ABC. Viewers can vote for their favorite on the American Idol website until Monday at 1 p.m. ET.

The winner will be announced on the Dancing with the Stars finale Monday night at 8 p.m. ET on ABC. The chosen singer will receive a golden ticket to Hollywood next season on American Idol. Season 18 will premiere in February 2020, and has already started filming.


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About the Author

Jill O'Rourke
Jill O’Rourke is a contributor at Talent Recap, writing news stories and recaps for shows like ‘AGT,’ ‘The Voice,’ and ‘American Idol.’ She graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in English and Film Studies, and has been writing about pop culture since 2012, with previous bylines at Crushable and A Plus. Jill spends her free time binge-watching sitcoms and daydreaming about life as a hobbit

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