Anilee List and Andrea Valles are making beautiful music together.
MAY 11 2021 4:42 PM EDT
American Idol has brought two of its female contestants together.
Anilee List and Andrea Valles, who were both eliminated from season 19, are now an item, according to a Saturday Instagram post from List.
“in case u were wondering <3,” List wrote in a caption for romantic photos showing an oceanside embrace. In one, Valles is kissing List on the cheek.
The images sparked celebratory comments from fellow members of the Idol family.“Woe woe woe another American Idol love storrraayyyy!!” Maddie Poppe, winner of season 16, exclaimed. “MY GAY AUNTIES YES,” wrote season 19’s Alanis Sophia.
Previously, on April 22, Valles shared video and images of the pair canoeing, singing, and playing guitar together in the woods near Rio Nido, Calif. “These are some clips and pix of when you combine music the universal language with the earth. you get special moments with special people on our special planet,” Valles captioned in the Earth Day Instagram post.
List, 20, is a Los Angeles native who made it to the Top 24 of the reality competition. Songs she performed include Billie Eilish’s “My Future” and a duet with Joss Stone, “Tell Me Something Good.” In addition to bringing LGBTQ+ representation to the ABC reality competition, she is also the second contestant with Tourette syndrome to reach the live portion.
Valles, 23, is a Houston native. Her performances included “Lay Me Down” by Sam Smith and “Blinding Lights” by the Weeknd. She also placed in the Top 24.