“American Idol” recap: Brian McKnight, Katharine McPhee, and more join for solos and duets – Music News

“American Idol” recap: Brian McKnight, Katharine McPhee, and more join for solos and duets – Music News

ABC/Eric McCandlessAmerican Idol is again — and so they’ve introduced some mates.

Sunday’s episode marked the primary present the place the remaining contestants carried out in entrance of a stay studio viewers. Not solely that, however judges Katy PerryLionel Richie, and Luke Bryan have formally handed over the reins to America to vote and determine who will change into the subsequent American Idol. 

Of the remaining 24 contestants,  Sunday’s episode noticed 12 hopefuls be part of forces with professionals Jimmie AllenRyan TedderJoss StoneBrian McKnightBen Rector, and Katharine McPhee for his or her all-star duets. Of this group, solely eight will make it by to the Prime 16 and into subsequent week’s exhibits — and it’s all as much as America. 

Right here’s who carried out thus far.

Alanis Sophia – 19, Dade Metropolis, FL School Scholar
Mentor: Jimmie Allen
Solo: “Alive” Sia
Duet: “Shallow” Woman Gaga & Bradley Cooper

Cassandra Coleman – 24, Columbia, TN, Espresso store supervisor
Mentor: Ryan Tedder
Solo: “Discover Me” by Sigma that includes Birdy
Duet: “Apologize” One Republic

Alyssa Wray – 18, Perryville, KY, School Scholar
Mentor: Katharine McPhee
Solo: “One thing within the Water” Carrie Underwood 
Duet: “I’m Your Child Tonight” Whitney Houston

Wyatt Pike – 20 Park Metropolis, UT, School Scholar
Mentor: Ben Rector 
Solo: “rubberband” Tate McRae 
Duet: “Model New” Ben Rector

Alana – 23, Lakewood Ranch, FL, Meals Supply Driver
Mentor: Brian McKnight
Solo: “Blow Your Thoughts (Mwah”) Dua Lipa
Duet: “Again At One” Brian McKnight

Anilee Checklist – 20, Los Angeles, CA, School Scholar
Mentor: Joss Stone
Solo: “my future” Billie Eilish
Duet: “Inform Me One thing Good” Rufus & Chaka Khan

Deshawn Goncalves – 20, Cleveland, OH, School Scholar
Mentor: Ryan Tedder
Solo: “Without end Younger” Bob Dylan
Duet: “I Lived” One Republic

Graham DeFranco – 28, Rockwall, TX, Aerial Survey Pilot
Mentor: Ben Rector
Solo: “Raye” John Splithoff
Duet: “Love Like This” Ben Rector

Andrea Valles – 23, Houston, TX, Marriage ceremony Singer
Mentor: Brian McKnight
Solo: “Lo Vas A Olvidar” Billie Eilish & Rosalia   
Duet: “Careless Whisper” George Michael

Cecil Ray – 20, Cameron, TX, Machine Operator
Mentor: Jimmie Allen
Solo: “Paint Me A Birmingham” Tracy Lawrence
Duet: “Freedom Was A Freeway” Jimmie Allen

Willie Spence – 21, Douglas, GA, Caretaker
Mentor: Katharine McPhee
Solo: “Wind Beneath My Wings” Bette Midler
Duet: “The Prayer” Céline Dion & Andrea Bocelli

Grace Kinstler – 20, Lakewood, IL, School Scholar
Mentor: Joss Stone
Solo: “Queen” Jesse J
Duet: “Midnight Practice to Georgia” Gladys Knight & the Pips

The remaining 12 contestants will carry out when American Idol returns Monday, April 5 at 8 p.m. on ABC. 

By Danielle Lengthy
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