'American Idol' Season 17 episode 7: Hollywood Week sees some tough competition with only 40 moving to the next round
While we wait for Sunday's episode of 'American Idol' here are some of the performances that stood out, and left the judges shocked.
On Monday night a very hectic Hollywood Week continued on 'American Idol' season 17. We got to witness a lot of amazing talent, some wonderful original songs performed by contestants and a very surprising engagement.
Beginning with the last episode of the Hollywood week, the series started off with its final set of group rounds. After the group rounds, there were 70 contestants left. The final round was another solo performance round, where the remaining 70 had to perform from which only 40 contestants advanced to the next round.
On Sunday when the next episode of 'American Idol' airs we will get to witness the Showcase Round and Final Judgment before they reveal the top 20 contestants. While we wait for Sunday's episode of 'American Idol' here are some of the performances that stood out, and left the judges shocked.
Ryan Hammond's performance of “All I Ask” by Adele received a standing ovation from the judges. His performance was really impressive, especially his range and his voice was also suitable for the song he had chosen.
Eddie Island and Alejandro Aranda were two among a few other contestants who performed an original song for their final solo round performance during the Hollywood Week. Though Island's voice was really incredible, his original song was no match for Aranda's. Katy Perry stated that he had a good voice but that was a "really bad song." Aranda, on the other hand, kept surprising the judges with his performance just like he did in the previous rounds. His solo song '10 years' left a lasting impression on the judges, who revealed that they were lucky to have a contestant like him on the show.
Burping girl aka Margie Mays also impressed the judges with her performance. During her practice session, Mays had a nervous breakdown, but she rose from that and delivered a splendid performance of 'Never Enough.' She hit the high notes that no one knew she could and it was nothing less than flawless performance. Mays proved that she deserves to be on the show with that one performance.
Jeremiah Lloyd Harmon performed his version of “The First Time I Ever Saw Your Face” and he left the judges gushing about what an amazing singer he is. The high note that he hit during his song was the best part compared to other power-packed performances that the episode showcased.
Johanna Jones' performance stood out not just because of her voice, but also for the surprise that came later. Jones performed her version of “Wicked Games”. Her performance got her a standing ovation from the judges because it was incredible. But what came after surprised everyone. Her boyfriend surprised her on stage when he was supposed to be away attending exams. He came on stage and proposed to Jones. This proposal got Katy Perry sobbing and crying in front of the camera.
After all the performances, the contestants were divided and sent into three rooms. Uche, Johanna, Laci, Nick, Walker, Margie, Drake, Laine Hardy and Alejandro were in room 1. Austin, Gaba, Katie and Juan Pablo were in room 2. Tyler, Wade, Alyssa, Bumbly and Eddie were in room 3. Room 1 and 3 were the chosen 40 contestants, and the contestants in room 2 were sent home.
'American Idol' airs every Sunday and Monday on ABC. Check your local listings for more information.