“American Idol’s” groundbreaking 2020 season came to a close on Sunday night, but fans will get one more taste of the talent showcased this season tomorrow, Thursday, May 21, on “Live with Kelly and Ryan.”
“Live’s ‘American Idol’ Encore” poll returned this week, giving viewers the opportunity to help choose one of the runners-up for an at-home performance on the show. The fans made their voices heard, and 22-year-old Staten Island native Julia Gargano will return to national television to perform.
After stunning the “American Idol” judges with her original song “Growing Pains” during the Washington, D.C., auditions, college student Gargano also showcased her ability to make the songs of other artists uniquely her own, as she progressed through the Hollywood, Hawaii and at-home segments of the iconic singing competition. She’ll reprise “Growing Pains” on Thursday morning on “Live with Kelly and Ryan.”