“American Idol” is halfway through the Top 24 stage of the competition and seven of the singers in Group 1 have 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.
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. 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 Group 1 solos aired on April 8 and the Group 1 duets were on April 9. The five women in contention in Group 1 were Kay Kay Alexis, Gabby Barrett, Layla Spring, Michelle Sussett and Catie Turner. The seven men in the running were Jonny Brenns, Brandon Diaz, Cade Foehner, Dennis Lorenzo, Trevor McBane, Dominique Posey and Michael J. Woodard.
Scroll down to review the names of the seven contestants from Group 1 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: 4 MEN FROM TOP 24 GROUP 1
Top 24 Solo: “Georgia” by Vance Joy
Top 24 Duet: With Andy Grammer on “Back Home” by Grammer
Top 50 Song: “Lay Me Down” by Sam Smith
Top 24 Solo: “Watchtower” by Bob Dylan
Top 24 Duet: With Bishop Briggs on “Never Tear Us Apart” by INXS
Top 50 Song: “No Good” by Kaleo
Top 24 Solo: “Rude” by Magic
Top 24 Duet: With Allen Stone on “Unaware” by Stone
Top 50 Song: “A Song For You” by Leon Russell
Michael J. Woodard
Top 50 Song: “You Oughta Know” by Alanis Morissette
Top 24 Solo: “Homeward Bound” by Simon & Garfunkel
Top 24 Duet: With Pat Monahan on “Angel In Blue Jeans” by Train
TOP 14: 3 WOMEN FROM TOP 24 GROUP 1
Top 24 Solo: “My Church” by Maren Morris
Top 24 Duet: With Sugarland on “Stay” by Sugarland
Top 50 Song: “Church Bells” by Carrie Underwood
Top 24 Solo: “If I Were A Boy” by Beyonce
Top 24 Duet: With Luis Fonsi on “I Can’t Make You Love Me” by Bonnie Raitt
Top 50 Song: “24K Magic” by Bruno Mars
Top 24 Solo: “Call Me” by Blondie
Top 24 Duet: With Andy Grammer on “Good To Be Alive (Hallelujah)” by Grammer
Top 50 Song: “Bad Romance” by Lady Gaga