The Top 10 of American Idol lived out their fairy tale daydreams by performing songs from popular Disney animated movies on Sunday, April 29.
Top 10 Performs Disney Classics
The show kicked off by welcoming Mickey and Minnie Mouse onstage for the singing competition's first ever Disney Night. Judge Katy Perry surprised the crowd when she came out onstage dressed up as Disney princess Snow White.
Meanwhile, in line with the episode's theme, Frozen star and Tony Award winner Idina Menzel got to talk to the Top 10 as this week's mentor. The conversation took place in Disneyland.
Iowa native Maddie Poppe was first to perform in this week's broadcast. With a ukulele, she performed the song "Bare Necessities" from the 1967 movie The Jungle Book.
The 20-year-old contestant received glowing feedback from the judges. Perry appreciates that the singer hopeful really listened to their mentor's advice. Meanwhile, Luke Bryan took notice of Poppe's continuous growth throughout the competition.
The second Idol hopeful to take the stage was Jurnee, who picked the powerful song "How Far I'll Go," from the 2016 animated feature Moana.
The judges commended her stage presence and advised her not to let last week's voting results get in her head.
Cade Foehner followed with his own rendition of "Kiss the Girl." Armed with his guitar, American Idol's resident rockstar made hearts all over the country melt by turning the romantic song (performed by a crab in The Little Mermaid) sound incredibly sexy.
Bryan thinks that the 21-year-old can bring back rock and roll in fashion.
Fan-favorite Ada Vox sang "Circle of Life," one of the most popular tracks from The Lion King. The hopeful from Texas had the judges smiling.
Lionel Richie told her that the show was lucky to have her.
Next up was Michelle Sussett who chose a song from the Academy Award winner Coco. She performed her own rendition of the movie's most popular track, "Remember Me," in Spanish.
The judges were delighted by the bold decision. They were standing on their feet when the 22-year-old finished singing.
Following Sussett's incredible performance was an equally magical version of "Colors of the Wind," a song from Pocahontas, by Gabby Barrett.
All three judges agreed that the 17-year-old is a complete package who can cross genres and deliver.
Michael J. Woodard chose "Beauty and the Beast" for his performance. Perry compared the 20-year-old from Philadelphia to Michael Jackson and Frank Ocean.
The next person onstage was Caleb Lee Hutchinson who took the Disney-Pixar route and performed "You've Got A Friend In Me" from Toy Story. The singer hopeful dedicated the song to his dog who was watching him at home.
Bryan commended the song choice which, he said, was perfect for the 19-year-old.
Sweet Catie Turner delivered a magical rendition of "Once Upon A Dream" from Sleeping Beauty. She certainly looked and sounded like a true Disney princess on the stage, and the judges agree.
Last but not the least, Dennis Lorenzo concluded the epic performances when he sang the romantic "Can You Feel The Love Tonight" from The Lion King.
The 26-year-old channeled the grief of losing his father to the song.
Before the episode closed, host Ryan Seacrest announced America's pick for the Top 7: Barrett, Woodard, Foehner, Poppe, Turner, and Jurnee made it to the next round. Meanwhile, viewers had to say goodbye to Sussett, Lorenzo, and Vox.
'American Idol' Catches Up To 'The Voice'
NBC's own singing competition, The Voice, is still the reigning king of Sunday nights but, last week, American Idol nearly took the crown. According to Variety, last Sunday's show drew a 1.4 rating from adults 18-49 with 7.6 million viewers.
Meanwhile, The Voice's rating dipped to 1.5 rating and 8.3 million viewers in last week's broadcast.
The battle continues next week on ABC.