The remaining 10 members of the Top 20 perform superstar collaborations on the April 8 episode of ‘American Idol,’ and the official Top 14 is revealed after three more are sent home.
Seven contestants made it through to the Top 14 on last night’s episode of American Idol, and during tonight’s April 8 episode, we’ll find out the other seven that make the cut. First up, though, the remaining ten contestants perform duets with celebrities, and the first to go is Alyssa Raghu. For her celebrity duet, Alyssa sings “Issues” with Julia Michaels, and Julia gives her some invaluable advice about pouring more emotion into her performances.
The judges, Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan, praise Alyssa for her performance, particularly the creative decisions she made with her vocals. They also applaud her confidence and how much she’s grown throughout the competition so far. Next, Eddie Island takes the stage with Lukas Graham for a rendition of “7 Years.” During rehearsals, Lukas reiterates what the judges have been telling Eddie all season, and urges him to take the performance seriously and not be afraid to be vulnerable.