Of the two “American Idol” contestants eliminated on Sunday May 13, Michael J. Woodard was the one who will be missed most according to viewers. He racked up a whopping 60% of the vote in our poll compared to just 40% for Cade Foehner. If you haven’t cast your ballot yet be sure to do so at the bottom of this post.
Both men numbered among the Top 5, with each of them singing a selection from the songbook of season 4 “Idol” winner Carrie Underwood and another in honor of Mother’s Day. In a first for the franchise, these final episodes are airing live nationwide. America got to vote for their favorites in real-time, with the results revealed by host Ryan Seacrest at the end of the episode.
The Top 3 finalists — Gabby Barrett Caleb Lee Hutchinson and Maddie Poppe — will sing again live in two more coast-to-coast broadcasts beginning May 20. (Who will win season 16?)
Which of the two eliminated acts do you think was robbed of a place in the final three? Take a look at the list of songs they’ve sung throughout the competition and then cast your ballot for the artist you will miss most as season 16 of “American Idol” comes to an end.
Top 5 Carrie Underwood song: “Undo It”
Top 5 Mother’s Day song: “Simple Man” by Lynyrd Skynyrd
Top 7 Song from 1996: “Who Will Save Your Soul” by Jewel
Top 7 Prince Song: “Jungle Love” by The Time (written by Prince)
Top 10 Song: “Kiss the Girl” from “The Little Mermaid”
Top 14 Song 1: “Black Magic Woman” by Fleetwood Mac
Top 14 Song 2: “Blak and Blu” by Gary Clark, Jr.
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
Michael J. Woodard
Top 5 Carrie Underwood song: “Flat on the Floor”
Top 5 Mother’s Day song: “Still I Rise” by Yolanda Adams
Top 7 Song from 1997: “My Heart Will Go On” by Celine Dion
Top 7 Prince Song: “I Would Die 4 U”
Top 10 Song: “Beauty and the Beast” from “Beauty and the Beast”
Top 14 Song 1: “Titanium” by Sia
Top 14 Song 2: “Believe In Yourself” by Lena Horne
Top 24 Solo: “Homeward Bound” by Simon & Garfunkel
Top 24 Duet: With Pat Monahan on “Angel In Blue Jeans” by Train
Top 50 Song: “You Oughta Know” by Alanis Morissette
Be sure to make your predictions so that the contestants can see how they’re faring in our racetrack odds. You can keep changing your predictions until just before the next episode airs on ABC. You’ll compete to win a spot on our leaderboard and a $100 Amazon gift card. See our contest rules and sound off with other fans in our reality TV forum. Read more Gold Derby entertainment news.