Dimitrius Graham‘s journey on “American Idol” Season 17 almost came to end during Monday’s Top 14 results episode, but Luke Bryan was so moved by his “save-me” song of Billie Eilish‘s “when the party’s over” that he just couldn’t let him go. “I have changed my mind three times in 10 seconds,” Luke said before announcing, “I have to lean on the sheer emotion I felt: Dimitrius.” Did Luke make the right choice by saving Dimitrius and advancing him to the Top 10? Vote down in our poll below.
Earlier in the night after the 27-year-old from Baltimore, Maryland took on the Billie Eilish hit, Luke proclaimed, “A great choice of song and maybe the most you’ve ever had me emotionally connected to what you were doing. I hung on every word. Way to fight, man. You have fought and fought. Great job.”
Katy Perry latched onto Luke’s words, stating, “It’s true, it’s like you can sing any note in the world but I wanted to hear that heart come through. I think you really brought it tonight because I think it hurts and we can feel that. So I want you to always remain an emotional singer because it’s not about technicality, it’s about connection.”
For his part, Lionel Richie declared, “We felt you go inside. You let us have who you really are. Tonight was your performance that told us all that there is more to you. If I can get you to just believe in you, you were born enough. There’s nothing more to think about except stand on top of your emotions, who you are.”
Since none of the judges opted to save fellow bottom contestants Ashley Hess, Eddie Island, Evelyn Cormier and Riley Thompson, that meant they were all eliminated from the competition. Which one of these singers was robbed? And did Luke make the right decision? Sound off down in the comments section.
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