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'American Idol’ Recap: 5 Contestants Cut From Top 24 After Duet Performances



Five contestants from American Idol have lost their chance to perform for America's vote following Monday night's episode.

The five singers that were booted off are Trevor McBane, Layla Spring, Dominique, Brandon Diaz, and Kay Kay. The seven contestants that will compete in the live shows are Catie Turner, Jonny Brenns, Michelle Sussett, Dennis Lorenzo, Michael J. Woodard, Cade Foehner, and Gabby Barrett.

Top 12 Performances

Prior to the announcement from Katy Perry, Lionel Richie, and Luke Bryan, all the 12 contestants performed with their idols. Turner sang with Andy Grammer, and all three judges loved her performance. Richie even told Turner that she has been doing things she is not supposed to even know at her age.

Foehner teamed up with Bishop Briggs in the duet round, and he did such a good job that Bryan asked the contestant to join him on his tour. However, it is still unclear whether he was just joking or not.

Spring partnered with Sugarland, and even though she also did a wonderful job, it was not enough to keep her in the competition. However, if American Idol will consider asking one eliminated contestant to compete in the show again, Spring should be everyone's best bet.

Dominique, who was also eliminated, sang with Aloe Blacc. After their performance, the judges called him a "world-class" contestant. He did not make it to the live show because there are better singers than him this season.

Diaz sang "Despacito" with Luis Fonsi on Monday night's episode. Although he did an impressive job with the song, Diaz failed to make it to the live shows because of his performance in the solo round. He sang Lionel Richie's "Hello" and he did not outshine the original version of the track.

Kay Kay partnered with Pat Monahan, Trevor McBane sang with Briggs, Sussett performed with Fonsi, Brenns sang with Grammer, Lorenzo teamed up with Allen Stone, Barrett performed with Sugarland, and Woodard sang with Monahan.

Next Week's Top 12 Performances

On Sunday, the second half of the top 24 contestants will perform in the solo round. A day later, they will also team up with their idols.

Toward the end of Monday's episode, Perry, Richie, and Bryan will once again decide which five contestants will go home and seven Idol hopefuls will make it to the live shows on April 22. American Idol will wrap up in June. 

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