'American Idol' Season 18: Fans are outraged over Amber Fiedler's exit, slam judges for making a huge mistake
'American Idol' Season 18 returned on Sunday night, and fans are outraged with the judges' decision of selecting 20 participants out of 40 for the next round. The Top 40 contestants traveled to Hawaii alongside judges Katy Perry, Lionel Richie, and Luke Bryan.
While it was all fun for half of the contestants, sadly it was the end of the Idol journey for the other half who didn't make it to the Top 20. The contestants had to perform a song of their choice in front of the judges and crowd in Aulani Disney resorts, Hawaii and only the 20 who impressed the judges the most advanced to the next round.
Though in the previous weeks, fans seemed to agree with the judges' decision, sadly it wasn't the same on Sunday night. Fans were outraged with the judges for sending Nick Merico to the Top 20, instead of contestants like Camryn Leigh Smith and Amber Fiedler.
Camryn was eliminated after she performed her rendition of 'Break Every Chain' by Tasha Cobbs. The judges deemed her performance to be safe. But, they faced flak from fans for eliminating the contestant because she sang a gospel song.
As for Amber Fiedler, fans slam the judges sharing that they made a big mistake by eliminating the 23-year-old. For her performance, Amber sang her rendition of Lake Street Dive’s 'Good Kisser'. We have to admit, it wasn't her best performance, but it wasn't that bad either.
Fans were gutted to see Amber end her Idol journey so soon, especially with how much she has been through in the past months. She recently gave birth to her daughter and gave her up for adoption. Despite being eliminated, Amber said she wouldn't change anything about it.
Luke Bryan shared, "From the day we’ve met you, we have loved your tone." He added that she seemed to have lost her sight at the prize and was sadly eliminated. Taking to Twitter post her performance, fans slam the judges claiming they made a mistake by eliminating her.
"I’m so fu*king done with #americanidol they let these choppy whiny screeching girls and pretty boy as* hats through but cut amber fiedler," a fan wrote. Another said, "Amber Fidedler should’ve made it in the top 20... she sounded better then the other singers who made it #AmericanIdol."
"how did amber go home over faith!!! I’m so mad. I loved ambers performance. They made a mistake," a fan said. While another added, "Amber Fielder was soo much better than the young lady before her from Louisiana. American Idol fail!!!!"
"Bad mistake sending Amber home. She was one of my favorites. #americanIdol," a fan said. Another wrote, "Not sending Amber through to the top 20 was a big mistake."
"Wtf #americanidol how did amber go home over faith!!! I’m so mad. I loved ambers performance. They made a mistake," a fan wrote.
'American Idol' Season 18 airs every Sunday and Monday only on ABC. Check your local listings for more information.