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‘American Idol’ Top 10 Perform Songs from Their Birth Years

American Idol Top 8 on 'American Idol' 2024Photo by: Disney/Eric McCandless

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American Idol Season 22 returned on Sunday night, as the Top 10 performed songs from the years they were each born — with help from guest mentor Shania Twain. At the end of the show, two contestants were eliminated from the competition.


UPDATE (4/30/24): The Top 7 singers were revealed during Monday night’s show. They are Abi Carter, Emmy Russell, Jack Blocker, Julia Gagnon, Mckenna Faith Breinholt (saved by judge Katy Perry), Triston Harper, and Will Moseley.

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Platinum Ticket Winners Keep Their Spot on American Idol

Two out of the three Platinum Ticket winners from this season are still in the competition. Although Odell Bunton Jr. was eliminated earlier in the season, Abi Carter and Julia Gagnon continue to be voted through. They both made it into the Top 8 on Sunday night.

For her performance of “Clocks” by Coldplay, Abi chose to step out from behind the piano and engage with the audience. It paid off, as her electrifying performance impressed the judges. Katy Perry admitted that Luke Bryan was right last week when he told Abi to try singing without the piano for once.


Later in the show, Julia Gagnon took the stage to sing “Here I Am” by Bryan Adams. The powerhouse performance earned an impressive comparison, as Perry told her, “I thought you were Kelly Clarkson at one point. I was like, ‘Is Kelly on stage?'”

SEE ALSO: ‘AMERICAN IDOL’ SEASON 22 DECIDES THE TOP 12 SINGERS

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Which Singers Made It Into the Top 8?

At the end of the night, host Ryan Seacrest announced the Top 8 contestants according to America’s votes. They are: Abi Carter, Emmy Russell, Jack Blocker, Julia Gagnon, Kaibrienne, Mckenna Faith Breinholt, Triston Harper, and Will Moseley.


That means we had to say goodbye to Kayko (who performed “Teenage Dirtbag” by Wheatus) and Mia Matthews (who sang “No One Needs to Know” by guest mentor Shania Twain). Neither of them earned enough votes to make into into the Top 8.

Sunday’s show was also notable because it featured a performance of “One Moment in Time” by Whitney Houston from Season 18 winner Just Sam. Because Sam competed on the show in the early days of the pandemic, they never got to sing on the big stage until now. At the end of their powerful performance, confetti rained down onto the stage.

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19 days ago

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