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'American Idol’ Top 24 Recap: Contestants Take To Stage For Solo Performances



The first 12 of the 24 contestants on American Idol takes the stage to secure a spot in the top 14 next week. The other 12 contestants' performances will be shown on Monday.

First up was Dominique, who received coaching from Bobby Bones. He decided to sing Rufus and Chaka Khan's hit song "Ain't Nobody" and wowed judges Katy Perry, Lionel Richie, and Luke Bryan.

Layla Spring was the second contestant to perform, and she picked "A Broken Wing" by Martina McBride. Bones told the 16-year-old that she takes herself a little too seriously. To warm her up a bit, Spring received a call from her idol Lauren Alaina.

Catie Turner left an impression on Sunday night's episode of American Idol when she sang "Call Me" by Blondie. Her rendition and stage presence was unbelievable, and all three judges want to see her go far in the competition.

After his tragic backstory about his dad's murder, Dennis Lorenzo took the stage and performed an upbeat song. His rendition of "Rude!" by Magic did not give his voice enough justice. Perry told Lorenzo that he cannot give lackluster performances at this point in the show.

Michelle Sussett opted to sing a song that is not very upbeat. She sang "If I Were A Boy" by Beyoncé and even though her voice was nice, it was not as good as when she belted out her high notes in the previous rounds.

Michael J. Woodard, on the other hand, crushed his version of "Golden Slumbers" by the Beatles. He took a risk by not following Bones' advice, and it paid off.

Other Top 24 Performances

The other performers featured on Sunday's episode of American Idol include Trevor McBane with "Way Down We Go" by Kaleo, Jonny Brenns with "Georgia" by Vance Joy, Kay Kay with "Love on the Brain" by Rihanna, Brandon Diaz with "Hello" by Lionel Richie, Gabby Barrett with "My Church" by Maren Morris, and Cade Foehner with "All Along the Watchtower" by Jimi Hendrix.

After the second half of the top 24 perform on Monday night, all three judges will decide which ones they think deserve to be included in the top 14. Those that will make it will perform live for America starting Monday, April 16. They will also need fan votes to ensure their spot in the finale.

In the end, only one contestant can be crowned as this season's American Idol.

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