On the April 9 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 1 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 1 to be eliminated were: Kay Kay Alexis, Brandon Diaz, Trevor McBane, Dominique Posey and Layla Spring.
The seven to make the cut were: Gabby Barrett, Jonny Brenns, Cade Foehner, Dennis Lorenzo, Michelle Sussett, Catie Turner and Michael J. Woodard. (Be sure to vote for your favorite of these Top 14 artists.)
Scroll down to review the names of the five contestants from Group 1 who were eliminated and see the the titles of the songs they sung on the show as well as their celebrity duet partners.
TOP 24 GROUP 1: 2 WOMEN ELIMINATED
Kay Kay Alexis
Top 50 Song: “Brokenhearted” by Karmin
Top 24 Solo: “Love On The Brain” by Rihanna
Top 24 Duet: With Pat Monahan on “Drive By” by Train
Top 24 Solo: “A Broken Wing” by Martina McBride
Top 24 Duet: With Sugarland on “Stuck Like Glue” by Sugarland
Top 50 Song: “Proud Mary” by Tina Turner
TOP 24 GROUP 1: 3 MEN ELIMINATED
Top 24 Solo: “Hello” by Lionel Richie
Top 24 Duet: With Luis Fonsi on “Despacito” by Fonsi, Daddy Yankee & Justin Bieber
Top 50 Song: “Let’s Get it On” by Marvin Gaye
Top 24 Solo: “Way Down We Go” by Kaleo
Top 24 Duet: With Bishop Briggs on “River” by Briggs
Top 50 Song: “Wake Me Up!” by Avicii and Aloe Blacc
Top 24 Solo: “Ain’t Nobody” by Rufus and Chaka Khan
Top 24 Duet: “Wake Me Up!” by Avicii & Aloe Blacc
Top 50 Song: “Landslide” by Fleetwood Mac