'American Idol' season 17: Madison, Jeremiah and Laci ace Queen Night leaving judges and audiences spellbound

'American Idol' season 17: Madison, Jeremiah and Laci ace Queen Night leaving judges and audiences spellbound

'American Idol' season 17 is officially nearing its end, with only six contestants remaining after Sunday's Queen episode. 

On Sunday night, the top eight contestants battled it out in a Queen-themed episode. They performed songs from the 2018 hit biopic film 'Bohemian Rhapsody'.  Apart from performing solos from the film, the contestants were also paired up for duets from other famous artistes.

A still from 'Queen Night' (ABC/Eric McCandless)

After their performance, the live votes were tallied and two contestants were sent home. Sadly the two contestants to be sent home with the lowest votes were Walker Burroughs and Alyssa Raghu. Though the judges had an option of saving either contestant using their one save this season, they decided not to.

The top six contestants who made it to the next round excelled in their performance leaving judges and viewers spellbound. Here is a quick recap of the top three performances of Sunday night: 

Madison Vandenburg 

Though Madison Vandenburg might find it hard to convey her emotions through her performance, she never fails to mesmerize everyone with her voice. She was the third contestant to make it directly to the top six after Sunday's performance. She performed her version of Queen's 'The Show Must Go On'. She hit every note perfectly without missing a beat. It was one of the most energetic and entertaining performances from Sunday night. If Vandenburg just improves her way of conveying her emotions, in no time she will be one among the frontrunners this season. 


Jeremiah Lloyd Harmon

It is no surprise that Jeremiah Lloyd Harmon is one among the top performers from Sunday night. He is the one person who has the highest chance of making it to the finals and winning this season. For his performance, Harmon sang his version of Queen's 'Who Wants to Live Forever' and it was nothing less than spellbinding. After his performance, he received a standing ovation from the judges. And the best part about Harmon's performance this week is that he had both his parents watch him perform live for the first time. He started off simple but then it moved on to be something really powerful. He connected really well with the music and performed like there was no tomorrow.


Laci Kaye Booth

The girls are ruling the performances this week, Lacu Kaye Booth and Vandenburg are the only two girls left in the competition this season and they managed to outshine and stand out among the other guys this week. Performing her version of 'Love of My Life' by Queen, Booth's raspy voice and smoky vocals brought out the best in her. She even got a standing ovation from the judges who were mesmerized with her voice. She has a high chance of being one among the finalists if she continues to perform flawlessly. From her outfit to her performance she stood out among everyone else during Sunday nights episode.


'American Idol' season 17 airs every Sunday and Monday night on ABC. Check your local listings for more information.

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