American Idol 2022 LIVE – Past winners Ruben Studdard, David Cook and Lee Dewyze make shocking return to Hollywood Week

American Idol 2022 LIVE – Past winners Ruben Studdard, David Cook and Lee Dewyze make shocking return to Hollywood Week

FORMER contestants of American Idol have made guest appearances as mentors in the first round of Hollywood week.tonight.

David Cook, Lee Dewyze, Ruben Studdard, Haley Reinhart, and Lauren Alaina, have appeared tonight.

Tonight's episode of American Idol is also including former winner Jordin Sparks, who triumphed in Season 8 of the show.

Sparks is seen in a preview clip for Idol's "Hollywood Week" episode talking to Sir Blayke, a contestant on this season of the show.

It comes after last week's episode wrapped up the auditions for 2022.

Read our American Idol live blog for the latest news and updates…

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    More pop singers

    Danielle Clavel, Douglas Mills Jr, and Nicolina will soon find out their fate.

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    Last group of the night

    More pop singers are fighting for a spot in the next round.

    "Singing has always been my dream," said Jacob Moran.

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    Katy Perry's sassy response to Luke

    "Family, my a**," Katy posted on Twitter, in response to Luke's tweet, which said: "this is supposed to be a family show."

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    Soul decisions

    All of the competitors in this round were sent through to the next round.

    "It feels really good knowing I could do this on my own," said Cadence.

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    Tristen Gressett up next

    The singer said he is trying to tone himself down for his next performance.

    "He listened," said Luke after Tristen's performance.

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    More Soul

    Cadence Baker is performing next.

    She was shown tearing up in a segment before her performance.

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    'Your story isn't over'

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    Decision time

    Jenna, Sir Blayke, and Ava were told they are going through.

    Sam Finelli did not make it through.

    "I learned that it's okay to be different," he said.

    "It's okay to put yourself out there even though you have a hard time doing it."

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    Sam Finelli: the last in line

    "My audition was the most beautiful adventure I've ever been on," he said.

    "I come out of my shell when I perform. When I'm singing I'm just someone else."

    He's singing Say Something, by A Great Big World.

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    Ava Maybee is up next

    "I have never been a part of something this big and exciting in my life," she said.

    She is singing Roxanne by The Police.

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    Sir Blayke up first

    Sir Blayke is the first contestant in the Pop genre group to perform.

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    Pop Genre up next

    Jordin Sparks will be mentoring the next round of contestants.

    Jordin won the competition in 2007.

    "Coming back to give back to the show that gave so much to me is so cool!" said Jordin.

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    Judges pose with Chayce Beckham

    "Love seeing a familiar face on #AmericanIdol," Lionel posted on Twitter.

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    Everyone goes through

    All of the contestants in this round have made it through to the next round.

    "I can't even believe it," said Noah. "I'm just in shock."

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    Noah sings Burning House

    "Blows my mind that I'm even here," said Noah.

    He is singing Burning House, by Cam.

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    More country!

    Another round of country singers are competing for a spot in the next round of Hollywood Week.

    Ryleigh Madison is performed first in this round.

    Next up is Noah Thompson.

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    Chayce Beckham performs

    The 2021 American Idol sang for the judges and contestants.

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    Get the tape!

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    Up next, Emyrson

    Emyrson Flora is fighting for her spot in the next round of Hollywood week.

    The judges were impressed and sent her through.

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    Ripped pants jokes

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    Katy Perry singalong segment

    The contestants are now doing a singalong with Katy Perry.

    Her pants ripped when she squatted down and the other judges helped tape them back together.

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    Cole makes it through

    The judges decided to roll the dice with Cole Hallman once again, and he was sent through to the next round.

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    David Cook won season seven

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    Up next, Rock genre

    David Cook is mentoring the next group of contestants.

    Cole Hallman sat down with David first.

    "Their biggest critique was to just be more confident," Cole told David.

    "There's a lot on the line, but you can't win the whole thing during Hollywood week," David responded.

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    Soul Line decisions

    Danielle and Christian both went through to the next round.

    "I can't believe it, I'm so happy," said Christian.

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