Performances continued on the April 25 episode of american idol! This week, the judges, Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan, each chose a song for the top 11 contestants. Each artist then got to choose which of the three songs they would perform during the live show. At the end of the episode, the judge with the most songs chosen was named “the winner”. Meanwhile, a contestant was also eliminated.
The first standing Nicoline chose to perform “Since U Been Gone”, despite being a bit out of his comfort zone. Nicolina was shocked to learn that Lionel had chosen the song. “I wanted you to make fire,” he explained. “Can you make the stage presence work? And we just saw – you lit up the room. Following, Mike Parker sang “Chasin’ You” by Morgan Wallen, which was chosen by Luke. “I love that you did your own thing with it,” Luke said. “Especially your choices at the end. You nailed it right then.
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Fritz Hager was next. He chose to perform Luke’s choice, which was “Wonderwall” from Oasis. Luke said it was a “great, great, great job”, while Lionel said it was a “perfect” performance. After Fritz was Christian Guardian. christian sang by Sam Smith “I’m not the only one,” which turned out to be Katy’s choice, ultimately putting her on the board. “This song has soul and gospel in it and you can just get into it, which you did,” Katy explained.
The next to take the stage was Noah Thompson. Noah sang “Heartbreak Warfare” by John Mayer, although he does not know him beforehand. The song was chosen by Luke, who praised Noah for learning the song so quickly. “To take a song and follow it, it was really well done,” Luke said. “The fact that you challenged yourself – that was a big step forward.”
Lady K was next, and she chose “Traitor” by Olivia Rodrigue sing, because it was unlike anything she’s done on the show. Surprisingly, it was Lionel who chose the song. “I took you out of your wheelhouse and put you in something where it challenged you and it won the challenge,” Lionel gushed.
The sequel was HunterGirlwho sang “9 to 5” by Dolly Parton. The song was Luke’s choice, and his excited, danceable reaction said it all. Katy added: “You showed me there’s more and more sparkle – you’re playing Dolly.” The next to take the stage was Lea Marlene with a performance of “To Make You Feel My Love”, which was Katy’s choice. “It was a great canvas for you to do your thing and hold the piece in the palm of your hand like you do so well,” Katy gushed. “You are so beautiful when you sing. It’s angelic.
Tristan Gresset was the next to take the stage singing “You Can’t Always Get What You Want”. The song was Lionel’s choice, and Tristen’s energetic performance had everyone buzzing. “He gave me Mick Jagger on steroids, baby!” Lionel was delirious. Following, Emyrson’s Flora chose to sing Katy’s choice, which was “Lovely” from Billie Eilish. “Never run from who you are, you’re so awesome,” Katy assured Emyrson.
The last performance of the evening was Jay Copeland, who sang “Lilac Wine” in an effort to show off her softer side. The song, which was Katy’s choice, earned Jay a standing ovation. “It was your best performance yet, in my opinion, of the whole show!” Katy said.
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In the end, the winner of the judges’ song contest was…a TIE between Katy and Luke! Meanwhile, throughout the night of performances, America voted for their favorites, and the nine artists with the most votes moved on. They were: Noah Thompson, Christian Guardino, Fritz Hager, Nicolina, Hunter Girl, Emyrson Flora, Leah Marlene, Jay Copeland and Mike Parker.
Unfortunately, that meant Lady K and Tristen Gresset were in the bottom two, and the winner of the judges’ song contest had to choose who would remain. Luke and Katy have agreed LADY Kmeaning Tristen was eliminated.