'American Idol' Season 18: Just Sam's Top 11 rendition of 'Grandma's Hands' has fans convinced she's the best

After her performance, Lionel Richie shared, 'I'm so happy and proud of you.' Katy Perry added that it reminded her of being lost in church


                            'American Idol' Season 18: Just Sam's Top 11 rendition of 'Grandma's Hands' has fans convinced she's the best
Just Sam (ABC)

Just Sam secured a spot in the Top 11 this season on 'American Idol' and fans couldn't be happier for the young contestant. 

'American Idol' Season 18 returned on Sunday night, and this week, the series revealed the Top 10 contestants who received the highest number of votes from America.

Apart from that, the judges also got to save one contestant who they thought deserved a chance to advance. The show must go on, hence with the current coronavirus pandemic, the contestants performed from their own homes while the judges delivered their comments from the comfort of their homes. 

Last week we witnessed the Top 20 contestants perform for America's vote. Tonight on ABC, the series revealed the contestants who advanced to next week and one among them is fan-favorite contestant Just Sam. 

Just Sam, who hails from New York, stayed back in LA to keep her grandmother safe from COVID-19. She has her Bible she sleeps next too, and tonight she dedicated her Top 11 performance to her grandmother, by performing her rendition of 'Grandma’s Hands' by Bill Withers.

She has a unique tone and sound that helps her stand out from the rest. After her performance, Lionel Richie shared,  "I'm so happy and proud of you." Katy Perry added that it reminded her of being lost in church. 

Taking to Twitter after Just Sam's performance, fans shared that her performance was effortless and easily one of the best. "AmericanIdol Haven't watched for ages. This Just Sam can really sing," a fan said.

"JUST SAM!!!! YAY!!!! Just effortless, flawless, PERFECT! #AmericanIdol," a fan shared while another added, "Just Sam is so effortless #AmericanIdol." 

"I'm watching #AmericanIdol and all the kids are doing a great job given the circumstances - actually it’s kind of nice to get intimate performances rather than on a giant stage. But anyway JUST SAM IS THE BEST THAT’S ALL," a fan wrote.

Another said, "Just Sam: the best performance of the night HANDS DOWN #AmericanIdol." 

"Yay! Just Sam made it , I'm sooo happy, I'm was about to cry too !!!! Saved the best for last ... #AmericanIdol," a fan shared. Another added: "JUST SAM I got you girl! You’re gonna go so far. I just absolutely adore your spirit. #AmericanIdol @AmericanIdol."

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

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