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'American Idol' Season 18 Hollywood Week: Genavieve Linkowski's strong vocals has fans saying she's a favorite

Among the few who impressed judges with their solo performances was Genavieve Linkowski who sang 'In My Blood' by Shawn Mendes
Genavieve Linkowski (ABC/Eric McCandless)
Genavieve Linkowski (ABC/Eric McCandless)

Genavieve Linkowski grows stronger with each performance. From a slew of contestants who auditioned nationwide on 'American Idol' Season 18, the series has now whittled them down to the Top 40 contestants at the end of Hollywood Week. 

'American Idol' Season 18 judges Lionel Richie, Luke Bryan and Katy Perry made more cuts on Monday night following a genre challenge, duet and solo rounds. Only the Top 40 contestants who impressed the judges advanced to the next round in Aulani, Hawaii, at the Disney Resort. 

While we cannot wait to see what Disney Week holds for us when the series returns, there were a bunch of contestants who blew the roof off with their performances on Monday night. Among those few who impressed the judges with their solo performances was Genavieve Linkowski. 

On Sunday night during the duets, all three judges gave Genavieve a standing ovation after her performance of 'The Prayer' by Celine Dion and Andrea Bocelli. Returning for the solo round, this was the biggest challenge for the contestant because she made it this far before getting eliminated two seasons ago. 

Performing her rendition of 'In My Blood' by Shawn Mendes, in honor of her sister Corinn, who died in a car crash last year, Genavieve gave it all she had.

Sharing that giving up is not in her blood, the contestant impressed everyone with her strong vocals and passion. Following her performance, Katy shared, "I love watching her grow in real-time."


When it was time to reveal the contestants who advanced to the next round, luckily Genavieve was one of them. Taking to Twitter, fans labeled her a favorite because of her strong vocals. 

"I was catching up on #AmericanIdol, saw the Genavieve Linkowski audition, she got through & I thought, they always play a professional song in the background at this point so I was admiring it when they cut to video of HER singing the actual background I thought was professional!" a fan wrote on Twitter. 

"And just like that, I'm a Genavieve Linkowski fan. #AmericanIdol," a fan shared. Another added, "@genlinkowski keeps giving it her ALL each and every time! Brava, Genavieve!" 

"WOW i have chills from Genavieve's performance! What a beautiful rendition of in my blood," a fan said while another wrote, "Genavieve sounded incredible tonight, She is the best #AmericanIdol." 

"YES Devon, Louis, Genavieve, Dillion, Demi & Nick made it thru!! BLESS SO MANY FAVS #americanidol," a fan added. Do you think Genavieve will make it further in the competition? Let us know in the comments below. 

'American Idol' Season 18 airs every Sunday and Monday night on ABC. Check your local listings for more information.