Katyrah Love is booted from 'American Idol' Season 20, fans feel 'absolutely gutted'
Despite receiving standing ovations from the judges after her performances and being compared to Whitney Houston, 'American Idol' Season 20 contestant Katyrah Love, found herself being shown the door after failing to make it to the Top 14. The 23-year-old singer from Baltimore joined ABC's singing competition show with the hopes of making it big in the music industry, but sadly her journey was cut short after the judges failed to save her.
For her top 20 performance, Katyrah chose to sing 'Dream', and the judges couldn't get enough of her. So, when Katyrah's name was announced as one of the participants in the danger zone who would have to fight for a save from the judges to continue her stint in the singing competition show, fans were shocked. In spite of receiving the shocking news, Katyrah still managed to put on an amazing performance to earn her spot in the top 14. Sadly, the judges decided to pass up on her and instead saved platinum ticket holder Jay Copeland, Allegra Miles, Tristen Gressett, and Mike Parker, among the ten singers from the danger zone.
'American Idol' fans were far from happy with the judges' decision and took to Twitter to express their displeasure over Katyrah's elimination. A fan tweeted, "This is why I don't watch Idol anymore.Katyrah's voice is better than most of them. Smh." "Thrilled they saved jay, tristen, and mike. absolutely gutted they let katyra go. what a voice. what a performer. #AmericanIdol," wrote a fan. "So happy the judges saved Jay and Mike but I’m really going to miss Katyrah and Jacob! They deserved this so much and it’s so sad to see them go #AmericanIdol," seconded a fan.
This is why I don't watch Idol anymore.Katyrah's voice is better than most of them. Smh— Terranty Stancil (@terranty) April 19, 2022
thrilled they saved jay, tristen, and mike. absolutely gutted they let katyra go. what a voice. what a performer. #AmericanIdol— Jeanna Kadlec (@jeannakadlec) April 19, 2022
So happy the judges saved Jay and Mike but I’m really going to miss Katyrah and Jacob! They deserved this so much and it’s so sad to see them go 💔 #AmericanIdol— Teresa (@TeresaForReal) April 19, 2022
Another fan wondered, "How @AmericanIdol let both @KatyrahLove and @ellirowemusic go home tonight, ill never understand. Two talents that deserved to be saved. #AmericanIdol." "#AmericanIdol Yall was all about defending Black women after the Oscars, but yall only capin for Jade and Mike. Protect #Katyrah!," commented a fan. "Absolutely shocked that they did not put @KatyrahLove through!!!!! What?!?!?!?! #AmericanIdol," expressed a fan. "Katyrah didn't make it in, I'm through #Americanidol," declared a fan.
Katyrah didn't make it in, I'm through #Americanidol— Angie (@arweaver54) April 19, 2022
'American Idol' Season 20 airs every Sunday and Monday at 8/7c on ABC.
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