“American Idol” finished the Top 24 stage of the competition on April 16 and seven of the 12 singers in Group 2 made the cut to sing on the live shows starting April 22. Which of these these lucky seven do you think could go all the way and win season 16? Vote in our poll below and then sound off in the comments section.
In episodes taped weeks ago, the remaining two dozen artists from the Top 50 were divided into two groups. Each one of these two dozen hopefuls had to perform both solo and in duets with celebrities in front of judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie. That trio of talent then determined if each contestant deserved a place in the Top 14. The first wave of contestants in the Top 14 were revealed at the end of the April 9 episode of this revival on ABC hosted Ryan Seacrest.
The Group 2 solos aired on April 15 and the Group 2 duets were on April 16. The 12 singers in Group 2 were: Ron Bultongez, Marcio Donaldson, Amelia Harris, Caleb Lee Hutchinson, Garrett Jacobs, Jurnee Siani, Mara Justine, Shannon O’Hara, Effie Passero, Alyssa Raghunandan, Maddie Poppe and Ada Vox.
Scroll down to review the names of the seven contestants from Group 2 who will sing on the first live show on April 22. We’ve also listed the titles of the songs they’ve sung to date as well as their celebrity duet partners.
TOP 14: SEVEN FROM TOP 24 GROUP 2
Top 50 Song: by Stevie Wonder
Top 24 Solo: “Inseparable” by Natalie Cole
Top 24 Duet: With Allen Stone on “What’s Going On” by Marvin Gaye
Top 50 Song: “I Was Wrong” by Chris Stapleton
Top 24 Solo: “Die A Happy Man” by Thomas Rhett
Top 24 Duet: With Bebe Rexha on “Meant To Be” by Rexha & Florida Georgia Line
Top 50 Song: “Knock on Wood” by Eddie Floyd
Top 24 Solo: “Treat You Better” by Shawn Mendes
Top 24 Duet: With Colbie Caillat on “Lucky” by Jason Mraz & Caillat
Top 50 Song: “Something’s Got a Hold on Me” by Etta James
Top 24 Solo: “Run To You” by Whitney Houston
Top 24 Duet: With Rachel Platten on “Fight Song” by Platten
Top 50 Song: “Me and Bobby McGee” by Janis Joplin
Top 24 Solo: “Brand New Key” by Melanie
Top 24 Duet: With Colbie Caillat on “Bubbly” by Caillat
Top 50 Song: “Never Enough” by Loren Allred
Top 24 Solo: “Flashlight” by Jessie J.
Top 24 Duet: With Lea Michele on “Run To” by Michele
Top 50 Song: “Creep” by Radiohead
Top 24 Solo: “Feeling Good” by Nina Simone
Top 24 Duet: With Lea Michele on “Defying Gravity” by Idina Menzel