Caleb Lee Hutchinson on ‘American Idol’: Prince’s ‘When Doves Cry’ is his best song on season 16 so far

Caleb Lee Hutchinson has gotten to the top 5 on the ABC revival of “American Idol” based on his eight performances to date beginning with his rendition of “I Was Wrong” by Chris Stapleton back on April 2. However, it is the most recent song that he sung, Prince‘s “When Doves Cry,” that topped our poll. His performance of this classic track on the May 6 show racked up a whopping 33% of viewers’ votes. By comparison, “I Was Wrong” merited a mere 4%.

Hutchinson’s other song on the Top 7 show on May 6, the Lonestar hit “Amazed,” registered 22%. Two tunes – the Disney classic “You’ve Got a Friend in Me” from “Toy Story” and “Gettin’ You Home” by Chris Young — each took 10% of the total tally. Do you agree with these results?

Take a look at Hutchinson’ set list below and then weigh in with your pick. And be sure to make your predictions so that all of the remaining “American Idol” 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 ‘American Idol’ Winners: Where Are They Now (Seasons 1 – 15)?

May 6 (Top 7)
Birth Year Song: “Amazed” by Lonestar
Prince Song: “When Doves Cry”

April 29 (Top 10)
Disney Song: “You’ve Got a Friend in Me” from “Toy Story”

April 22 (Top 14)
Song 1: “Midnight Train to Memphis” by Chris Stapleton
Song 2: “Gettin’ You Home (The Black Dress Song)” by Chris Young

April 9 (Top 24)
Duet: With Bebe Rexha on “Meant To Be” by Rexha & Florida Georgia Line

April 8 (Top 24)
Solo: “Die A Happy Man” by Thomas Rhett

April 2 (Top 50)
Song: “I Was Wrong” by Chris Stapleton

SEE Who will win ‘American Idol’ season 16: Gabby Barrett, Cade Foehner, Caleb Lee Hutchinson, Maddie Poppe or Michael J. Woodard? [POLL]

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