This season featured all 4 finalists singing original songs as well as accompanying music videos for them for the first time since season 8.
This season was the last for Christina Aguilera, who said in a 2018 interview that she was no longer going to be a part of the show.
WinnerThis season was won by singer and actress Alisan Porter. She is the first woman to win the show since Tessanne Chin in season 5, and the first artist mentored by Christina Aguilera to win.
Notable past contestants
- Maddie Poppe, who had auditioned but didn't turn a chair, later won season 16 of American Idol on ABC on May 21, 2018.