On tonight’s episode of American Idol, the 2018 top 24 contestants continue to perform duets with celebrity partners on the show. Soon the contestants will be narrowed down to the top 14, and several websites have already posted the spoilers on which singers are moving forward in the competition.
The next episode of American Idol will air on Sunday, April 21, 2018, and it will feature performances from each of the top 14 contestants. Those 14 will then be quickly narrowed down to the top 10 on the episode airing the next night, on Monday, April 22, 2018. This is the night that the live episodes begin for the season. Read on for the spoilers on which contestants are moving forward as part of the top 14, their best performances and background info on each singer below.
Gabby Barrett’s initial audition wasn’t perfect, but the judges ultimately decided she had earned a spot in Hollywood. Fortunately, Barrett has proven that she can hold her own and Gold Derby has reported that she has made it into the top 14. Barrett started singing when she was just 9 years old and said that she was a daddy’s girl. For Barrett’s celebrity duet in the top 24, she got to perform the song “Stay” by Sugarland, with the actual band, Sugarland.
Barrett’s father, Blase Barrett, who is her inspiration, recently gushed to Trib Live about his daughter’s performance with Sugarland, saying that, “Jennifer (of Sugarland) has a powerful voice for country music and that has always been a dream of Gabby’s — to bring power like Whitney Houston over to country music. Gabby writes country music and she loves the country story. Her voice is so strong. She wants to bring a new sound to country. All three judges were completely blown away tonight after her performance.” The judges decided that Barrett had the chops to move on in the competition, after seeing her big performance.
Lorenzo said on the show that he grew up in a rough area and that his father was murdered when he was just 5 years old. He said that he started going down the wrong path in life, but when his grandparents bought him a guitar at age 16, it changed his world. He has been singing and playing the guitar ever since. Lorenzo bought a one-way ticket to Los Angeles, in hopes of making something of himself and, today, he has a girlfriend, with a cute baby daughter. Luke Bryan said that Lorenzo’s journey is the reason he signed up to be a judge. When performing in the top 24, for his celebrity duet, he sang with Allen Stone.
Donaldson brought his baby boy into his first audition with him and the judges couldn’t get over the cuteness. Growing up, Donaldson was surrounded by crime, violence and poverty in Compton, but he chose to better himself. He and his sister ended up being placed in the foster …read more