American Idol 2016 Predictions: How Will The Season Play Out? [SPOILERS]

I’ve always considered myself a bit intuitive, and I always like to make my own private American Idol predictions (I picked Phillip Phillips to win at Top 24), so I thought it would be fun to actually share them this season. And while doing so, invite you to make your own predictions in our comments section. We can even check back throughout the season to see who we’re doing and then again at the end to see how wrong (ok, right) we were! Sounds fun, yes?

Gianna Isabella auditions in Philadelphia

Be warned, however, that in doing this post, I will be revealing part of the rumored Top 24. And by rumored, I mean basically 100 percent exact. So stop reading now if you don’t want spoiled.

[Last chance warning: SPOILERS AHEAD]

Of the Top 24, here’s who I think will make the Top 14 cut:

(Note: Keep in mind, the judges are cutting 10 of the top 24 and they’re not promising to keep the genders divided equally, so we can expect the females to outweigh the males)

My predicted Top 14

So that’s how I could see the judges whittling down the Top 24 to the Top 14. I think it’s possible we could see even more girls in the Top 14 than I included, but I can’t imagine them cutting any of the guys I’ve included.

As of now it’s unclear who the Top 14 will become the Top 10, but I’m presuming the public will be deciding that. And who knows when they’ll sneak in some wildcards. So let’s just play with what we’ve got and go on to the Top 10.

My Predicted Top 10

  • Thomas Stringfellow
  • Emily Brooke
  • Sonika Vaid
  • Trent Harmon
  • La’Porsha Renae
  • Shelbie Z
  • Jeneve Rose Mitchell
  • Manny Torres
  • Dalton Rapattoni
  • Gianna Isabella

I think this group of 10 would be a very likely outcome if it’s up to America. I think Shelbie Z is a definite in that case because of the fanbase she comes with from The Voice. And based on editing and screentime, many of the others I’ve included are also very likely, especially the guys, because we know how the voting goes when it comes to cute (not even always cute) white guys. So now let’s get really crazy and predict the way the Top 10 will play out. Remember, this is all for fun and I’m probably going to be way, way off.

  • 1oth place: Manny Torres
  • 9th place: Gianna Isabella
  • 8th place: Jeneve Rose Mitchell
  • 7th place: Dalton Rapattoni
  • 6th place: Shelbie Z
  • 5th place: La’Porsha Renae
  • 4th place: Thomas Stringfellow
  • 3rd place: Emily Brooke
  • 2nd place: Sonika Vaid
  • 1st place: Trent Harmon

So that’s my big shot in the dark prediction. And I based my predictions on how I’ve seen so many other seasons of American Idol play out. Trent Harmon is getting that Phillip Phillips edit and the female voters are going to love his boy nextdoor qualities. That is if the judges let him get into a position to steamroll to the end.

American Idol Group Round: Trent Harmon

Remember, this isn’t who I want to win or anything like that and it’s JUST for fun. So now it’s your turn! Please share with us in our comments section below how you predict the season will play out! And bookmark this post and keep checking back throughout the season!









  1. My Top 14:

    Emily Brooke
    Trent Harmon
    Adam Lasher
    Tristan McIntosh
    Dalton Rapattoni
    Jenna Renae
    La’Porsha Renae
    Olivia Rox
    Jordan Sasser
    Thomas Stringfellow
    Manny Torres
    Sonika Vaid
    Kory Wheeler
    Shelbie Z.

    Top 10:

    Emily Brooke
    Trent Harmon
    Adam Lasher
    Tristan McIntosh
    Dalton Rapattoni
    La’Porsha Renae
    Olivia Rox
    Manny Torres
    Sonika Vaid
    Kory Wheeler

    How I think they’ll place:

    10th: Manny Torres
    9th: Adam Lasher
    8th: Olivia Rox
    7th: Sonika Vaid
    6th: Kory Wheeler
    5th: Dalton Rapattoni
    4th: Emily Brooke
    3rd: Tristan McIntosh
    Runner-Up: La’Porsha Renae
    Winner: Trent Harmon

    I agree Trent will win this season. He has, by far, the best voice among the men and has gotten a good edit from producers. Plus, he has such a humble personality that you can’t help but love him. I would love to see a Trent vs. La’Porsha finale. The battle of the big voices would be a great way to close the series. La’Porsha just has that cool cat personality that makes you love her. Also her killer voice too.

  2. I am in New Zealand & I agree with you Trent to win! I am hoping Tristan makes it to the top 10.

  3. My predictions for top 14
    Sonika Vaid
    Jenn Blosil
    Tristan Mc Intosh
    Kory Wheeler
    Lee Jean
    Manny Torres
    Olivia Rox
    Trent Harmon
    Avalon Young
    La Porsha Renae
    Thomas Stringfellow
    MacKenzie Bourg
    Gianna Isabella

    My predictions for top 10: (a mix between what i’d like to happen, and what I think it’s gonna happen…it’s kinda tough not to have your feelings participate!)
    10) Kory Wheeler
    9) Sonika Vaid
    8) Tristan McIntosh
    7) McKenzie Bourg
    6) Jenn Blosil
    5) Avalon Young
    4) La Porsha Renae
    3) Manny Torres
    2) Olivia Rox
    1) Trent Harmon

  4. I predict La’Porsha and Trent or Trent and Sonika to be the Top 2, and predict that Tristan and MacKenzie will go home on March 10th.

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