‘American Idol’: Ashley Hess was robbed of a place in the Top 10, say 52% of season 17 viewers

On Monday‘s “American Idol,” four of the Top 14 contestants were eliminated: Evelyn Cormier, Ashley Hess, Eddie Island and Riley Thompson. They came oh so near to being in the Top 10 who get to sing for America’s voters on the live shows starting April 21. But they didn’t make the cut with the three judges — Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie — who sent them packing instread.

The 10 contenders to get through are: Alejandro Aranda, Laci Kaye Booth, Walker Burroughs, Wade Cota, Dimitrius GrahamJeremiah Lloyd Harmon, Laine Hardy, Alyssa RaghuUche and Madison VanDenburg .(Be sure to vote for your favorite of these Top 10 artists.)

We asked you which of the four to be sent home was robbed of a place in the Top 10. Your overwhelming pick is Ashley, a 27-year-old songbird from Fremont CA, who captured a whopping 52% of the vote as of this writing. Riley, a 16-year-old from Mabank TX, is in second with 23% while Evelyn, a 19-year-old from Claremont NH, netted 17% of the total. Eddie, a 25-year-old from Nashville, earned just 7% support. 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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Evelyn Cormier
Top 40: “No Roots” by Alice Merton
Top 20 Solo: “Leaving on a Jet Plane” by John Denver
Top 20 Duet: with Chris Isaak on “Wicked Game” by Isaak
Top 14 Song 1: “The Middle” by Jimmy Eat World
Top 14 Song 2: “Dust in the Wind” by Kansas

Ashley Hess
Top 40: “Feel A Way” by H.E.R.
Top 20 Solo: “Dreaming With A Broken Heart” by John Mayer
Top 20 Duet: with Jason Mraz on “I’m Yours” by Mraz
Top 14 Song 1: “Fix You” by Coldplay
Top 14 Song 2: “Sir Duke” by Stevie Wonder

Eddie Island: 0%
Top 40: “Don’t You Worry Child” by Swedish House Mafia
Top 20 Solo: “Ho Hey” by The Lumineers
Top 20 Duet: with Lukas Graham on “7 Years” by Graham
Top 14 Song 1: “Bennie and the Jets” by Elton John
Top 14 Song 2: “Use Somebody” by Kings of Leon

Riley Thompson
Top 40: “Mama’s Broken Heart” by Miranda Lambert
Top 20 Solo: “Jolene” by Dolly Parton
Top 20 Duet: with Brett Young on “Like I Loved You” by Young
Top 14 Song 1: “Suds in the Bucket” by Sara Evans
Top 14 Song 2: “It Must Be Love” by Ty Herndon

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