Here are three performances from 'American Idol' season 17's Top 40 singers that blew the judges away
While we wait to see the contestants perform once again before they move on to the All-Star Duets, here are three contestants who left judges and fans amazed by their performance
From Hollywood week to Hawaii, the road to making it to the Top 20 has been quite a long one for the contestants who auditioned for 'American Idol' season 17.
After auditions and three rounds of performances during Hollywood week, when the eighth episode of 'American Idol' aired, we witnessed the Top 40 contestants compete for a place in the Top 20. Half of the contestants were sent home packing and though it was a sad sight to see some fan favorites go home on Sunday, this just proves that the competition is all set to become tougher preparing us for more eliminations in the future.
On Monday, when the ninth episode of the reality TV competition series airs, The Top 20 will each perform a solo song at The Wiltern in Los Angeles, California. While we wait to see the contestants perform once again before they move on to the All-Star Duets, here are three contestants who wowed the audience with their performance in Hawaii, on Sunday.
It is no surprise that Alejandro Aranda is always there on the list when it comes to top performances. Recently after a few fans claimed that Aranda is a one trick pony, he proved them wrong with his performance on Sunday. For his solo performance, Aranda sang his version of Coldplay's 'Yellow'. With a performance as strong and spellbinding as that there was no way that Aranda was not making it to the Top 20. He got a standing ovation from the judges and a huge crowd going wild for him after his performance. The judges revealed that though he does not look like someone who would audition on 'American Idol' they are happy he did take the risk. Katy Perry also stated that his performance is a risk that he had taken, and he would have to take more risks in the future if he would want to stay in the competition.
Alyssa Raghu is no new face when it comes to American Idol since she appeared last year and was part of the Top 24 before she was eliminated. Back to have another chance at winning the title Raghu performed her version of Meghan Trainor's 'Dear Future Husband.' She packed some good moves during her performance which left the judges stunned. She received a standing ovation from the judges. The judges revealed that she has grown a lot since her first time on the season and that she connected all the dots and brought a power-packed performance this week. Katy Perry also revealed that they don’t see a Top 20 with Raghu, not in it.
After Aranda and Raghu's performance, Uché's version of “Play That Funky Music,” by Wild Cherry's was the cherry on top. He walked on to the stage with a fur coat and leather pants for his performance, and he definitely rocked the stage with his song. The judges also christened him 'Mr. Entertainment' and gave him a spot in the Top 20. His entire performance was filled with style and not a note was missed. Uche is surely one contestant to look forward too, and we cannot wait to see what he brings to the stage on Monday when he performs.
'American Idol' season 17 airs every Sunday and Monday on ABC. Check your local listings for more information.