On the April 8 episode of “American Idol,” Ryan Seacrest revealed that only seven of the 10 singers were moving on to the live shows. This meant that three contestants in Group 2 of the Top 20 saw their dreams of winning season 17 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 score of artists from the Top 40 had been split into two groups. Each of those Top 20 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 three singers in contention in Group 2 to be eliminated were: Ryan Hammond, Logan Johnson and Raquel Trinidad. The seven to make the cut were: 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.)
Scroll down to review the names of the three contestants from Group 2 who were eliminated and see the the titles of the songs they sung on the show as well as their celebrity duet partners.
Top 40: “A Song For You” by Leon Russell
Top 20 Solo: “You Say” by Lauren Daigle
Top 20 Duet: with Cynthia Erivo – TBD
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
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