‘American Idol’ Top 8 power rankings: Alejandro Aranda lead over Laine Hardy narrows heading into Queen Night

The “American Idol” Top 8 will sing Queen songs and also duet with another contestant on a movie tune as they vie for your votes on Sunday April 28. Only six of them will make it to the next stage of the competition and continue on in their quest to be crowned season 17 winner. Early favorite Alejandro Aranda, whose audition video went viral, is far out front in our viewers poll. But while he still takes a commanding 39% of the total tally, Laine Hardy has jumped up to 22% support.

The only other contestants to crack double digits in our power rankings are Wade Cota with 11% and Jeremiah Lloyd Harmon at 10%. Laci Kaye Booth and Madison VanDenburg each have a lucky 7%. The two contestants all but certain to be sent eliminated on Sunday’s show are Walker Burroughs (3%) and Alyssa Raghunandan (2%).

If you haven’t made your season 17 winner predictions, be sure to cast your ballot in the poll at the bottom of this post. To help you make up your mind, review all the songs that the contestants performed at the Top 40 and Top 20 stages of the competition well as their celebrity duet partners at the latter as well as the tunes they crooned as part of the Top 14 and Top 10.

SEE ‘American Idol’ Winners: Where Are They Now (Seasons 1 – 16)?

Alejandro Aranda
Top 40: “Yellow” by Coldplay
Top 20 Solo: “I Fall Apart” by Post Malone
Top 20 Duet: with Ben Harper on “There Will Be A Light” by Harper
Top 14 Song 1: “One Dance” by Drake
Top 14 Song 2: “Cholo Love” (original song)
Top 10 Song: “Remember Me” from “Coco”

Laci Kaye Booth
Top 40: “Georgia on My Mind” by Ray Charles
Top 20 Solo: “I Want You To Want Me” by Cheap Trick
Top 20 Duet: with Brett Young on “Mercy” by Young
Top 14 Song 1: “I Miss You” by Blink 182
Top 14 Song 2: “As Long as You Follow” by Fleetwood Mac
Top 10 Song: “I See the Light” from “Tangled”

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”

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Wade Cota
Top 40: “Work Song” by Hozier
Top 20 Solo: “All I Want” by Kodaline
Top 20 Duet: with Lovely The Band on “Broken” by Lovely The Band
Top 14 Song 1: “Trouble” by Ray LaMontagne
Top 14 Song 2: “Simple Man” by Lynyrd Skynyrd
Top 10 Song: “You’ve Got a Friend in Me” from “Toy Story”

Laine Hardy
Top 40: “Come Together” by The Beatles
Top 20 Solo: “Bring It On Home” by Sonny Boy Williamson
Top 20 Duet: with Elle King on “The Weight” by The Band
Top 14 Song 1: “That’s Alright Mama by Elvis Presley
Top 14 Song 2: “Hurricane”
Top 10 Song: “Oo-De-Lally” from “Robin Hood”

Jeremiah Lloyd Harmon
Top 40: “Landslide” by Fleetwood Mac
Top 20 Solo: “(To) Make You Feel My Love” by Bob Dylan
Top 20 Duet: with Cynthia Erivo on “Time After Time” by Cyndi Lauper
Top 14 Song 1: We All Fall in Love Sometimes” by Elton John
Top 14 Song 2: “Almost Heaven” (original song)
Top 10 Song: “Candle on the Water” from “Pete’s Dragon”

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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”

Madison VanDenburg
Top 40: “Who’s Lovin’ You” by The Miracles
Top 20 Solo: “Domino” by Jessie J.
Top 20 Duet: with Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo on “We Belong” by Benatar
Top 14 Song 1: “Fallin’” by Alicia Keys
Top 14 Song 2: “You and I” by Lady Gaga
Top 10 Song: “How Far I’ll Go” from “Moana”

SEE ‘American Idol’ Winners: Where Are They Now (Seasons 1 – 16)?

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