‘American Idol’: Ryan Hammond was robbed of a place in the Top 14, say 75% of season 17 viewers

On Monday‘s “American Idol,” three of the Top 20 contestants were eliminated: Ryan Hammond, Logan Johnson and Raquel Trinidad. They came oh so near to being in the Top 14 who get to sing for America’s voters on the live shows starting April 14. But they didn’t make the cut with the three judges — Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie — who sent them packing instread.

The seven contenders in Group 2 to get through are: Alejandro Aranda, Evelyn Cormier, Wade Cota, Dimitrius Graham, Jeremiah Harmon, Eddie Island and Alyssa Raghunandan.(Be sure to vote for your favorite of these Top 14 artists.)

We asked you which of the three to be sent home was robbed of a place in the Top 14. Your overwhelming pick is Ryan, a 25-year-old charmer from Modesto CA, who captured a whopping 75% of the vote as of this writing. Logan, a 20-year-old from Boise ID, is way back in second with 17%. And Raquel, a 21-year-old from Tampa, managed to net just 8% of the total. Which of these artists would you most like to have seen continue in the competition?

If you haven’t voted in our poll yet, be sure to do so at the bottom of this post. To help you make up your mind we’ve listed the titles of the songs that each of them sang on the show as well as their celebrity duet partners.

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Ryan Hammond
Top 40: “A Song For You” by Leon Russell
Top 20 Solo: “You Say” by Lauren Daigle
Top 20 Duet: with Cynthia Erivo – TBD

Logan Johnson
Top 40: “Sorry” by Justin Bieber
Top 20 Solo: “Love Don’t Live Here Anymore” by Rose Royce
Top 20 Duet: with Julia Michaels on “What A Time” by Michaels & Niall Horan

Raquel Trinidad
Top 40: “Rich Girl” by Gwen Stefani
Top 20 Solo: “Lovefool” by The Cardigans
Top 20 Duet: with Lovely The Band on “Tiny Dancer” by Elton John

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