'American Idol' Season 18: Can't choose between Lauren and Grace, say fans after Top 20 twist

With just one spot remaining, the judges couldn't decide who amongst the two to send to the next round


                            'American Idol' Season 18: Can't choose between Lauren and Grace, say fans after Top 20 twist
Lauren, Grace (ABC)

'American Idol' is leaving fans and viewers with a whole lot of cliffhangers this season. Last week after ending the episode in a cliffhanger and making us wait an entire week to know the fate of Dillon James, the series went one step ahead and left us with a bigger cliffhanger on Sunday night. 

'American Idol' Season 18 returned on Sunday night as the remaining of Top 40 contestants battled it out against each other vying for a spot in the Top 20. Judges Lionel Richie, Katy Perry and Luke Bryan had a tough decision ahead of them as they had to whittle down the Top 40 contestants to Top 20. And with just one spot remaining, they were torn apart between two singers and couldn't decide who to choose. 

Grace Leer and Lauren Mascitti were the last two contestants to perform on Sunday night. Grace performed her rendition of 'Natural Woman' by Aretha Franklin and Lauren performed her rendition of 'Two More Bottles of Wine' by Emmylou Harris. It was a hard decision to choose between either one of these singers because both of them are powerhouses.

With just one spot remaining, the judges couldn't decide who amongst the two to send to the next round. "We couldn’t make a decision, we couldn’t agree," Luke shared. Walking away and heading back to their families, the girls revealed that the judges have now left it up to the viewers to decide who advances to the Top 20, till then its Top 21. 

It's now up to fans and viewers to go online and vote for their favorite singer. The voting lines are open till 9 am ET on Tuesday, April 7. Taking to Twitter post this reveals fans slam the judges affirming they cannot choose between Grace and Lauren. But instead, the judges should've allowed them to choose who to eliminate amongst the ones who have already advanced, affirming some of them were bad and didn't deserve to go through. 

"You’ve got to be kidding me. There are about 3 or 4 people that should’ve gone home so that Grace AND Lauren can both move on to the top 20!! This is so dumb! #AmericanIdol," a fan wrote. Adding to that another fan shared, "Fu*ked up big time. You could easily argue that both Grace and Lauren deserve to be Top 10, let alone Top 20." 

"I’m shocked that a decision has to be made between Grace and Lauren. I could easily list a few other people who could leave so that both can stay. Also, how can you tell someone they’re forgettable then tell us we have to decide between these two amazing ladies?! #AmericanIdol" a fan shared.

Another wrote, "Here’s a thought: send someone else home and keep both Lauren and Grace." 

"@katyperry #AmericanIdol Keep BOTH Grace & Lauren - eliminate another less talented," a fan shared. Another added, "That "Biggest Twist in Idol History" was a total ripoff. Both Grace and Lauren should of made the Top 20 and one of the questionable performances/contestants shouldn't of made it through. #AmericanIdol." 

"Instead of out voting grace or lauren, can we vote out another contestant? they both deserve to be there wayyyy too much!!" a fan wrote. 

Who do you think deserves to make it to the Top 20? Let us know in the comments below. 

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

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