Who Will Win American Idol 2016? [Predictions Update]

Back on February 2, I cranked out a fun little predictions post about how I thought American Idol 2016 would play out. Here we are at Top 5, and I must say, I didn’t do too badly.

  La'Porsha Renae and Trent Harmon perform on American Idol 2016. (Fox)

I have three of the Top 5 correct, in fact. That’s pretty good, if you ask me. As for the order of that Top 5 prediction, I think I’m a bit off.

Back in early February, I thought Trent Harmon, La’Porsha Renae, Sonika Vaid, Emily Brooke and Thomas Stringfellow would be our Top 5. And I ranked that top 5 like this:

  • 5th place: La’Porsha Renae
  • 4th place: Thomas Stringfellow
  • 3rd place: Emily Brooke
  • 2nd place: Sonika Vaid
  • 1st place: Trent Harmon

While I think it’s completely possible for Trent to still win American Idol 2016, I don’t think La’Porsha will be going home this week and I certainly don’t think Sonika has it in her to make it all the way to second place.

That all being said, I’m a little confused about what’s going to happen now. I had a gut feeling about Trent and he hasn’t steered me wrong yet, but I’m starting to get the feeling he might be my favorite to win, but not everyone else’s.

I’m actually wondering if Dalton and MacKenzie Bourg are getting more votes than him. I do think one thing right now is certain: La’Porsha will be in the final two. But who will stand next to her? I think we’re looking at either Trent or Dalton. I’m going to stick with my gut and go with Trent.

But who will win with a La’Porsha and Trent finale? Typically in those situations, it’s going to be the guy who takes the crown. But La’Porsha is quite the contender, so I’d definitely never count her out. This is a tough one to call.

So for fun once again, here’s how I think the rest of the season could play out:

  • 5th place: Sonika Vaid
  • 4th place: MacKenzie Bourg
  • 3rd place: Dalton Rapattoni
  • 2nd place: La’Porsha Renae (or Trent)
  • 1st place: Trent Harmon (or La’Porsha)





  1. If that your opinion, I a little disagree
    First I agree with you that Emily Brooke must be at Top 5 because she was unique and I can felt it when she performed Flat On The Floor. But don’t forget putting Olivia there. Because Olivia is deserved to be there when the idol started

    If this was your top 5 picks and fun prediction then I will go with mine

    5th place : Mackenzie Bourg
    4th place : Sonika Vaid
    3rd place : Trent Harmon
    2nd place : La Porsha
    1st place : Dalton Rapattoni

    For me the reason after their whole performances belong to my opinion :

    5th is Mackenzie Bourg
    At first I really feel enjoyed with Mackenzie but after arrived at top 5 I found one boring time with Mackenzie and in my eyes made him lost to Sonika performance. I don’t know why but if this week he can done something better I think he will stayed this week

    4th is Sonika Vaid
    Sonika has a beautiful and angelic voice but I am not sure her voting can made her pass through Top 3. If she can pass through top 4 is a lucky for her. For me Sonika deserved to Top 3 but I think if not this week Shen sent home then next week Eventhough all of her performances are fine for me and a little weak when she done Let it go and clarity

    3rd is Trent Harmon
    Just found one good point from Trent that I like. But I will search more through his performance. I hope I can place Sonika at this place but I think its impossible. For my opinion, 3rd is the best place for Trent for now. Good voice and good connection

    2nd is La Porsha
    La Porsha … hard to say something just want to say that every single of her performance are solid and I love it. So top 2 I think it was easy for La Porsha

    1st is Dalton Rapattoni
    Until now Dalton is my first contestant that I loved to be the winner. I really enjoyed his last week performance. Perfect. Usually Dalton placed is in number 3 or 4 or 5 by me but last week he really stole my attention a lot

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