'American Idol' season 17: Five contestants who have the highest chance to make it to the Top 20
When Sunday's episode airs, the series will show the contestants perform for the judges in Hawaii and we will finally get to see who are the 20 contestants
'American Idol' recently premiered with its 17th season on ABC. So far seven episodes have aired and we have visited hundreds of contestants auditions during the first five episodes, but sadly during the Hollywood Week they were cut down and now we are left with the top 40 contestants.
Following the Hollywood Week, these top 40 contestants were flown to Hawaii, and they performed once again for the judges at the Disney Aulani Resort in Honolulu in January. After their performance, these 40 contestants were again cut down and only the best contestants made it to the top 20.
When Sunday's episode airs, the series will show the contestants perform for the judges in Hawaii and we will finally get to see who are the 20 contestants who made it through the next round. While we can't wait to find out the results, here are five contestants who I think have the highest chance to make it to the top 20 list this week.
Alejandro Aranda is no doubt one of the frontrunners this season. From the time he first auditioned for the judges till his last solo performance during Hollywood Week, he never failed to impress the judges and the viewers. Let it be cover songs or original songs, Aranda performs his best which leaves everyone spellbound. He has the highest chance to make it to the top 20 because the judges already revealed that he is winning material and they are lucky to have him on the show.
Laci Kaye Booth
Laci Kaye Booth is my second pick to be one among the top 20 contestants. She is a diamond in the rough and will surely be going far in the season. Listening to her voice, you will find out that it is quite unique compared to the rest. The husky tone she has in her voice will be one among the main reasons she makes it far in the competition because it is authentic, unlike something you have never heard before.
Walker Burroughs was the first contestant to audition for American Idol this season, and after his performance, the judges were stunned revealing that he is nothing less than top 10 material, which is true. His mellow voice will make anyone swoon the minute they start listening to him sing. His Hollywood week performance also got him a standing ovation not just from the judges but from the audience who witnessed him perform as well. It is safe to say that Burroughs need not be worried about getting eliminated because he sure has the talent that will keep him in for the long run.
Jeremiah Lloyd Harmon
Jeremiah Lloyd Harmon, just like Aranda, is not just American Idol material, but someone who has what it takes to make it big in the music industry. His voice and songwriting skills are so intoxicating that it will leave you wanting to hear more from him. Even Luke Bryan commented on his voice saying that he is an amazing singer, and what more validation is needed for someone with the talent like Harmon. He surely has a lot more to offer to this competition before one can even think about eliminating him.
Don't let her age fool you, because this 16-year-old has been performing all her life. It didn't take long for the judges to recognize the talent she has to offer and compared her to season 1 winner and award-winning singer Kelly Clarkson just after her audition performance. She is one singer that not only has the judges feeling excited about but even the audience and fans.
'American Idol' season 17 airs every Sunday and Monday on ABC. Check your local listings for more information.