American Idol continues on Sunday, April 28 with the Top 8 contestants performing songs from the legendary rock band Queen. The episode will air live from coast-to-coast beginning at 8:00 p.m. ET and will run for two hours with live voting available to the fans. At the end of the two-hour episode, two contestants will be eliminated and the Top 6 will be set.
The top eight contestants are Alejandro Aranda, Laci Kaye Booth, Walker Burroughs, Wade Cota, Jeremiah Lloyd Harmon, Laine Hardy, Alyssa Raghu and Madison VanDenburg.
You can vote online at AmericanIdol.com/vote, in the American Idol app or via text*. You have to be at least 13 years old and located in the U.S., Puerto Rico or the Virgin Islands to vote on ABC.com or in the American Idol app. For text message voting, simply text the number of the contestant you would like to vote for to “21523”.
Numbers for the remaining contestants can be seen below:
- Laine Hardy: text “1” to 21523
- Alyssa Raghu: text “3” to 21523
- Wade Cota: text “6” to 21523
- Madison Vandenburg: text “8” to 21523
- Jeremiah Lloyd Harmon: text “9” to 21523
- Alejandro Aranda: text “11” to 21523
- Laci Kaye Booth: text “13” to 21523
- Walker Burroughs: text “14” to 21523
*Text voting is open to all Wireless Carriers. Message & data rates may apply.
“To vote at ABC.com, the American Idol app, or the ABC app, an ABC account is a must. We’ve made the process pretty easy for you. You can sign up for an ABC account using your email address. In addition, to vote via the American Idol app (App Store and Google Play Store) or ABC app (App Store and Google Play Store), you must download and install the app to your compatible device,” ABC stated ahead of the season.
All of the information you need to watch the 2019 season of American Idol can be seen online.
American Idol Viewing Details
Premiere Date: Sundays beginning March 3, 2019
Time: 8:00 p.m. ET
TV Channel: ABC (check local listings)
Starring: Ryan Seacrest, Katy Perry, Luke Bryan, Lionel Richie
How To Watch American Idol Live Stream Online
You can watch American Idol online via ABC’s website. You will need your log-in and password information for your cable or satellite provider and you’re good to go.
If you don’t have access to a cable or satellite log-in, you can live stream American Idol online through DIRECTV NOW. DIRECTV offers a free seven-day trial, so you’ll receive a full seven days free before your paid membership begins. If you cancel your subscription within the week, you will not be charged. DIRECTV NOW is available on Desktop, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Chromecast.
You can also watch the American Idol through Sling TV. Sling TV is service that allows subscribers to watch live and on-demand TV channels on TVs, computer or mobile device for a monthly fee. It’s just like a cable or satellite TV service, except it’s delivered over the internet. The service’s Blue package includes ABC and costs $25 a month, but like DIRECTV NOW you can sign up for a free seven-day trial and if you cancel your subscription within a week, you will not be charged. Once signed up, simply download the app for your computer to start watching.
Please note ABC on Sling TV & DIRECTV NOW is only available in: Chicago, Fresno, Houston, L.A., New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, Raleigh-Durham.
How To Live Stream American Idol on Mobile
If you would like to live stream American Idol on your phone, tablet or mobile device, you can do so by downloading the ABC App. The ABC App is available on the App Store, Google Play store and Amazon Fire. Once you download the app, log in with your cable provider information.
You can also watch the TV show on the Sling app. Sign up for a free Sling trial and download their app from the App store or Google Play store. There is also a Sling app for Apple TV, Xbox One, Roku, Chromecast, and Amazon Fire TV.