The season 16 “American Idol” Top 10 will sing songs from Disney animated movies on the April 29 episode. The revival of the reality competition series is airing on ABC, which is owned by the house that the mouse built. Scroll down to find out which tune from a toon that your favorite contestant will be singing on Sunday’s show.
This is a landmark episode as it is the first in the 16-year history of the franchise to be seen live nationwide. That scheduling change means that everyone across the country will get to vote for their favorite singers and see the results at the same time. At the end of this two-hour telecast, three artists will be eliminated. For those on the west coast who don’t want to watch live, the show will be repeated in its usual 8 p.m. time slot with a warning that voting is closed.
Six of the Top 10 finalists were the top vote-getters based on their performances on Sunday, April 22: Gabby Barrett, Cade Foehner, Caleb Lee Hutchinson, Maddie Poppe, Catie Turner and Michael J. Woodard. The remaining four — Dennis Lorenzo, Jurnee Siani, Michelle Sussett and Ada Vox— won over judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie with their songs on the April 23 show. (The four eliminated artists were: Jonny Brenns, Marcio Donaldson, Garrett Jacobs and Mara Justine.)
Which of these contestants do you think will win season 16? After reviewing the list of the songs you will see them sing on Sunday vote for your favorite at the bottom of this post. And be sure to sound off on this ABC revival of “American Idol” hosted by Ryan Seacrest in the comments section.
Gabby Barrett: “Colors of the Wind” from “Pocahontas”
Cade Foehner: “Kiss the Girl” from “The Little Mermaid”
Caleb Lee Hutchinson: “You’ve Got a Friend in Me” from “Toy Story”
Dennis Lorenzo: “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” from “The Lion King”
Maddie Poppe: “The Bare Necessities” from “The Jungle Book”
Jurnee Siani: “How Far I’ll Go” from “Moana”
Michelle Sussett: “Remember Me” from “Coco”
Catie Turner: “Once Upon a Dream” from “Sleeping Beauty”
Ada Vox: “Circle of Life” from “The Lion King”
Michael J. Woodard: “Beauty and the Beast” from “Beauty and the Beast”
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