Get ready, America! Not only are we about to learn who YOU advanced to the Top 10 with your first-ever votes on the ABC reboot of American Idol, but with the first live show of Season 16 comes the first live blog as well!
With the Top 14 locked in for the next round of performances, tensions reached an all-time high for each of the contestants trying to fight for their position in moving on toward the title of becoming the next 'American Idol.' The variety of songs left viewers guessing at what their favorites would do this week, and the cast did not disappoint.
Foehner, who was one of the top 14 battling it out during Sunday night's show, immediately said she could help herself to one of his long locks; Perry wasted no time in getting up on stage and yanking the hair out of his head.
Alicia Vitarelli along with American Idol expert and Season 1 runner-up, Justin Guarini, discuss this week's best performances.
ABC/Eric McCandlessAs Ada Vox works towards her dream of becoming the next American Idol, the drag queen had another dream come true today. She put just enough growl behind her vocal and had great phrasing and runs. Lionel Richie agreed and told Gabby, "A star is born". You can read about his experience being on the show here. Here's what you need to know to make sure your votes count. "I'm going to fight for you", Bryan said, adding that he has shown them every style of singing. I think you really didn't arrive vocally until the middle of the song. "I was waiting for someone to show up!"
So did American and the judges get it right? So those were the hardest ones for me to get past. Beginning with the April 29 episode, the American Idol audience in all 50 states will be able to view and vote at the same time, according to Billboard Real-time results will be announced at the end of each Sunday night broadcast for the next three weeks.
Caleb Lee Hutchinson performs on an episode of "American Idol", which aired April 22, 2018. "It's the people that love what I do that are the reason that I do what I love".