The Hollywood Week group spherical is changed by duets on season 18 of ‘American Idol,’ and the singers really feel the strain as they sing to maneuver onto the following spherical of competitors.
Hollywood Week continues like by no means earlier than on the March 22 episode of American Idol. The remaining contestants suppose they’re going to the dreaded group spherical subsequent, however the judges have a curveball in retailer. This season, the singers will partake in DUETS as an alternative. Everyone will get to select their duet companion, and the outcomes shall be totally different for every pairing — each singers might transfer on, just one might transfer on, or each may very well be eradicated!
Louis Knight and Francisco Martin are the primary pair. They sing “Breakeven” by The Script, however earlier than the efficiency, Francisco begins freaking out and forgetting a number of the lyrics. He struggles a bit by means of the music, however will get encouragement from the judges and assist with the phrases from Louis whereas onstage. Luckily, it doesn’t have an effect on his possibilities, as Katy Perry declares that each guys are transferring onto the following spherical.
Hannah Prestridge and Grace Leer are one other duet pair, and so they sing “Mama’s Broken Heart” by Miranda Lambert. Grace is introduced as protected, however sadly, it’s the top of the street for Hannah. Next, Jimmy Levy and Nick Merico go head-to-head with a efficiency of “Someone You Loved” by Lewis Capaldi, and the judges determine that they’re each transferring on. Isa Pena and Olivia Ximines are up subsequent. They carry out a robust rendition of Pink’s “Try,” which brings the judges to their toes. Unsurprisingly, they each transfer onto the following spherical.
Up subsequent is Madison Paige and Peyton Aldridge. The evening earlier than the efficiency, Madison can’t discover Peyton anyplace, and she or he enlists Bobby Bones’ assist to search out him. They ultimately discover him consuming hen wings in his lodge room, and Madison is an efficient sport, however there’s clearly not a lot chemistry between them. Peyton makes a final minute change to the efficiency, and the pair’s stress ranges are even larger. Then, Peyton forgets the phrases onstage. Afterward, he apologizes to Madison in entrance of everybody and asks the judges to present her one other probability, and they comply with let BOTH singers transfer on.
Zack Dobbins and Courtney Timmons are fairly totally different, and so they wrestle to select a music to sing. With simply hours to go, they alter their music option to the very troublesome “Dangerous Woman” by Ariana Grande. It’s undoubtedly out of Zach’s wheelhouse. The efficiency is just about a large number, and the judges ship each Zack and Courtney dwelling.
Travis Finlay and returning contestant, Genavieve Linkowski, are up subsequent. Genavieve carried out throughout Hollywood Week two seasons in the past. Since then, her sister handed away, and she or he struggles with the loss throughout this a part of the competitors. She and Travis sing “The Prayer,” and their rendition is gorgeous. The judges warn Genavieve that she nonetheless has some rising to do, however they ship each singers by means of to the following spherical.
Real life couple, Kat Lopez and Alex Garrido, carry out their duet of “You Say” subsequent. Unfortunately, Alex is eradicated, however Kat goes by means of, so transferring ahead, these two shall be separated. Another couple, Margie Mays (who made it to the highest 40 final season) and Jonny West, additionally carry out collectively. Margie helps Johnny struggle by means of his nerves, however there’s numerous anxiousness and stress going into their efficiency of “Like I’m Gonna Lose You.” Katy admits that each Margie and Jonny are higher than what they confirmed with this music, however reveals that they’re each transferring on — “barely.”
Another duet efficiency is from Cyniah Elise and Makayla Phillips. They have numerous work to do, as Makayla doesn’t know the lyrics to their music, “The Prayer.” However, they pull it collectively — the judges adore it, and so they’re each transferring on. Lauren Spencer-Smith and Makayla Brownlee are additionally each confirmed to maneuver on after their beautiful efficiency.
Robert Taylor and Tito Rey work into the early hours of the morning whereas getting ready their efficiency. The judges admit that it wasn’t both singer’s “greatest” efficiency, in order that they’re utilizing previous performances to make their choice, too. Tito is eradicated, whereas Robert is transferring on.
The final duet of the evening is from Just Sam and Sheniel Masionet. They get emotional whereas struggling to get by means of the stress of rehearsals, and because the efficiency nears, Just Sam has a significant panic assault and must be tended to by a medic. The women pull it collectively for his or her rendition of Shawn Mendes’ “Mercy,” although,” and so they each get picked to go onto the following spherical.