‘American Idol’: Walker Burroughs was robbed of a place in the Top 6, say 76% of season 17 viewers

On Sunday’s “American Idol,” two of the Top 8 contestants were eliminated: Walker Burroughs and Alyssa Raghu. They performed admirably but the competition on Queen Night was just too tough. They fell just short of making the Top 6 who will sing again for America’s votes on May 5. Those leading half dozen vote-getters as revealed by Ryan Seacrest are: Alejandro ArandaLaci Kaye Booth, Wade CotaJeremiah Lloyd HarmonLaine Hardy and Madison VanDenburg.(Vote in our ‘American Idol’ Top 8 winner poll.)

We asked you which of the two artists to be sent home was robbed of a place in the Top 6. Your overwhelming pick is Walker, a 20-year-old charmer from Birmingham, who captured a whopping 76% of the vote as of this writing. Alyssa, a 16-year-old talent from Orlando, has registered 24% of the total tally to date. Which of these artists would you most like to have seen avoid elimination and 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.

Walker Burroughs
Top 40: “Youngblood” by 5 Seconds Of Summer
Top 20 Solo: “How Deep Is Your Love?” by The Bee Gees
Top 20 Duet: with Jason Mraz on”Have It All” by Mraz
Top 14 Song 1: “Climb Every Mountain” from “The Sound of Music”
Top 14 Song 2: “Lovebug” by The Jonas Brothers
Top 10 Song: “When She Loved Me” from “Toy Story 2”
Top 8 Song: “Crazy Little Thing Called Love”

Alyssa Raghu
Top 40: “Dear Future Husband” by Meghan Trainor
Top 20 Solo: “Ain’t It Fun” by Paramore
Top 20 Duet: with Julia Michaels on “Issues” by Michaels
Top 14 Song 1: “She Used to Be Mine” by Sara Bareilles
Top 14 Song 2: “The One That Got Away” by Katy Perry
Top 10 Song: “Colors of the Wind” from “Pocahontas”
Top 8 Song: “Somebody to Love”

SEE exclusive predictions: Who will win ‘American Idol’?

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