On the April 16 episode of “American Idol,” Ryan Seacrest revealed that only seven of the dozen singers were moving on to the live shows. This meant that five contestants in Group 2 of the Top 24 saw their dreams of winning season 16 end. Which of these artists do you think was wrongly eliminated and was most deserving of a place in the Top 14? 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 had been split into two groups. Each of those Top 24 contestants 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 five singers in contention in Group 2 to be eliminated were: Ron Bultongez, Amelia Harris, Shannon O’Hara, Effie Passero and Alyssa Raghunandan,
The seven to make the cut were: Marcio Donaldson, Caleb Lee Hutchinson, Garrett Jacobs, Mara Justine, Maddie Poppe, Jurnee Siani and Ada Vox.
Scroll down to review the names of the five contestants from Group 2 who were eliminated and see the the titles of the songs they sung on the show as well as their celebrity duet partners.
Top 50 Song: “All I Want” by Kodaline
Top 24 Solo: Dancing On My Own” by Robyn
Top 24 Duet: With Banners on “Someone To You”
Top 50 Song: “Paint it Black” by The Rolling Stones
Top 24 Solo: “Believer” by Imagine Dragons
Top 24 Duet: With Bebe Rexha on “Me, Myself, And I” by G-Eazy & Rexha
Top 50 Song: “Unconditionally” by Katy Perry
Top 24 Solo: “All I Ask” by Adele
Top 24 Duet: With Cam on “Burning House” by Cam
Top 50 Song: “The Dance” by Garth Brooks
Top 24 Solo: “Barracuda” by Heart
Top 24 Duet: With Cam on “Diane” by Cam
Top 24 Solo: “Stay” by Rihanna & Mikky Ekko
Top 24 Duet: With Banners on “Yellow” by Coldplay