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‘American Idol’ Recap: Who Made It To The Top 14?

 

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Lionel Richie, Katy Perry, and Luke Bryan, the judges of the rebooted American Idol, have chosen the remaining singers who will join the Top 14.

The Top 14

Last week, the judges have chosen seven of the Top 14 who will continue their journey to become the next American Idol. First to be called was Cade Foehner, the 21-year-old rocker from Shelbyville, Texas. A college student by day, this heartthrob rocked the stage with Bishop Briggs last week with a rendition of "Never Tear Us Apart."

The next contestant to be chosen was Michelle Sussett, the 22-year-old waitress from Miami. For the duets episode, she sang a rendition of "I Can't Make You Love Me" with Luis Fonsi.

Bryan picked 26-year-old Dennis Lorenzo from Philadelphia. The inspiring singer performed "Unaware" with Allen Stone. He is also through to the next round.

Meanwhile, Perry's next pick was Gabby Barret, 17 years old, a high school student from Pittsburgh. The song that landed her a spot in the Top 14 was "Stay" which she performed with country music duo Sugarland.

Richie next chose Jonny Brenns, 18-year-old college student from Augustine, Florida. This young singer captured the hearts of the judges after his wonderful rendition of "Back Home" with Andy Grammer last week.

Next to be called was Michael J. Woodard, the charming 20-year-old bowling alley attendant from Philadelphia. The singer performed a duet of "Angel In Blue Jeans" with Pat Monahan.

Fan-favorite Catie Turner, whose quirky personality captured the hearts of the judges, is the last name to be called last week. The 17-year-old's saving grace was her rendition of "Good To Be Alive" with Grammer.

After a star-studded episode, the 12 contestants from the Top 24 were again called onstage to perform with more seasoned singers like Leah Michele, Colbie Caillat, Bebe Rexha, Banners, Cam, Allen Stone, and Rachel Platten. Then, at the end of Monday's (April 16) episode, the judges were made to select seven artists who will star and compete next week.

Mara Justine was the next singer-hopeful to make through to the next round. The 15-year-old from Galloway, New Jersey sang a powerful rendition of "Fight Song" with Rachel Platten.

Jurnee, too, the 18-year-old hostess from Denver, is through to the next round. Her rendition of "Run To You" with Michelle on Monday night earned her the respect of the Glee star and the judges.

Next name to be called was Maddie Poppe, 20-year-old college student from Clarksville, Iowa. The young singer's voice was tailor-made for the Caillat song "Bubbly" she performed with the singer-songwriter.

Ada Vox, who already has a strong online following, also made it to the next round. The 24-year-old "perennial Idol hopeful" from San Antonio, Texas promised Perry that he still has surprised up his sleeve after his powerful duet with Michele with the Broadway song "Defying Gravity" from Wicked.

Then, Caleb Lee Hutchinson, the 19-year-old musician from Dallas, Georgia was next to be called. Dubbed as the next Scott McCreery, his strong voice won over Rexha after their performance of "Meant To Be."

Bryan's next pick was Garrett Jacobs, 17 years old, from Bossier City, Louisiana. The high school football star's duet with Caillat of the song "Lucky" could make Jason Mraz run for his money.

The last singer hopeful who will compete next week for the votes of America is Marcio Donaldson, 28 years old, from Compton, California. This single dad who made the viewers shed a tear with his performance killed the duets round when he sang "What's Going On" with Stone. He is through to the next round.

The Top 14 returns next week for another round of eliminations. Another four hopeful will be sent home, according to The Hollywood Reporter. 

American Idol airs every Sunday and Monday on ABC. 

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