Fans say talent in 'American Idol' Season 17 beats previous seasons by a country mile

After auditions and three rounds of performances during Hollywood Week and a solo performance in Hawaii, the Top 40 contestants were reduced to half their number


                            Fans say talent in 'American Idol' Season 17 beats previous seasons by a country mile

From the Auditions, to Hollywood week, to Hawaii, the road to making it as one among the Top 20 has been a long journey for the contestants in 'American Idol' season 17. After auditions and three rounds of performances during Hollywood Week and a solo performance in Hawaii, the Top 40 contestants were reduced to half their number. Half of the contestants were sent home. Though it was a sad sight to see some fan-favorites go home in Hawaii, it just proved the competition is all set to become tougher, preparing us for more eliminations in the future. 



 

On Sunday, when the next episode of 'American Idol' airs, the Top 20 will team up with celebrities and perform duets for the judges. Following their duet performances, judges Katy Perry, Lionel Richie, and Luke Bryan will take into consideration the solo performances that happened Monday along with the duets and eliminate six contestants. The remaining Top 14 contestants will head on to the live shows where they will compete for America's votes.

Though it's been just about a month since 'American Idol' premiered, the reality TV competition series has been getting a positive response from fans, especially after many claimed they would not see the show because they felt it wasn't as good as the previous seasons.



 

But now, after taking a look at the set of talented contestants the series has this season, some fans said this is the best season they have watched to date. The contestants this year have raw talent, unique tones and high-quality vocals. "I’ve been watching since season 1, and this season’s talent blows the past seasons out of the water. What’s amazing to me is every single person in the top 40 that was eliminated could have easily been in the top 12 in past seasons," wrote a fan on Reddit.

Another added, "This is the first season in a long, long time I've been this excited about some of the contestants. Laci and Jeremiah could be up there with the greats for me, and a few other contestants have a lot of potential too." Adding to that another fan revealed, "I haven't watched every season but I would say at least 12 of them. This is the most talented group I've seen yet and i enjoy the more positive version of the show." 



 

Replying to that another fan added, "That's what's so interesting about this show! We have no idea who will rise up & surpass the others. Idc if it's a man or woman. Talent is talent & I live for it!!" 

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