'American Idol' season 17 fans accuse Katy Perry of being biased for picking Alyssa Raghu over Ashley Hess in the Top 10
Though fans are happy with most of the Top 10 contestants, they are not in favor of Alyssa Raghu being one among the Top 10.
Following Sunday's first live show of the season, 'American Idol' aired its second live episode on Monday night. And with just these two nights in we witnessed a shocking elimination.
During Monday's live episode the results were revealed. We got to see who among the Top 14 made it to the Top 10. Seven out of the Top 14 directly advanced with America's vote and the other seven contestants had to 'Sing for their life' and out of the seven, the additional three were picked by judges Katy Perry, Lionel Richie, and Luke Bryan.
The contestants who were voted to the Top 10 directly by America were all frontrunners and deserved a spot. Alejandro Aranda, Laci Kaye Booth, Walker Burroughs, Wade Cota, Laine Hardy, Jeremiah Lloyd Harmon and Madison Vandenburg were the seven that made it first to the Top 10. Uche was then saved by Lionel Richie, Luke Bryan saved Dimitrius Graham and Katy Perry saved Alyssa Raghu.
Though fans are happy with most of the Top 10 contestants, they are not in favor of Alyssa Raghu being one among the Top 10. Fans reveal that Ashley Hess deserved a spot in the Top 10 much more than Raghu did.
Singing for her life Raghu performed her rendition of Katy's 'The One That Got Away' and Hess performed Stevie Wonders 'Sir Duke'. Hess' performance, in my opinion, did overpower Raghu's performance. Though she tried her best to sing Katy's song, she didn't do justice to it. Whereas Hess did justice to her Sir Duke performance.
Taking to social media after American Idol aired, fans revealed their frustration over Katy saving Raghu stating that she did not deserve the spot. "Was she really the best to give the last spot to? I'm sorry but she is boring. Each time she sings it makes me fall asleep," wrote a fan on Reddit.
While another added, "When she got through, I literally said “Stop trying to make Raghu happen. She isn’t going to happen.” Fans also claim that Katy chose Raghu because she performed her song. "Well, you chose the wrong one. Ashley Hess should have been in the top 10. You played favoritism with your choice for Alyssa Raghu just because she sang your song," said a fan on Twitter.
Another fan said, "No Luke! You got it right. Katy got it wrong. Ashley is 10 times a singer than Raghu! She’s a true musician!"
Now that the Top 10 is revealed, we cannot wait till next week to see them perform again.
'American Idol' airs every Sunday and Monday on ABC. Check your local listings for more information.