It’s the final night of Hollywood Week on special Monday edition of “American Idol”. By the end of the night the 167 singers who arrived in Hollywood will be pared down to only 40.
But first the singers who survived the duets round have to sing solo one more time. This is the first time they will be performing with a full band.
Last season Alejandro made it all the way to the finale; this season he returns to speak with the singers and to offer a little advice.
Again for this round, the singers will not get any feedback from the judges.
Despite a word of warning from Katy and the other judges about performing original songs and picking a song that would showcase their talent; a number of the singers chose to perform their own material anyway. And it was the wrong choice for many of them.
The singers who make the top 40 will get to perform in a showcase on the beach in Hawaii.
Just Sam didn’t let a sore throat slow her down and brought the judges to their feet with her performance.
Marcus had some nervous issues with his song and had went blank during his performance. And he wasn’t the only one who cracked under the pressure.
After several bad performances, Katy went back stage and spoke to the singers.
Luke questioned whether they would have 40 singers to take to Hawaii.
After the stress got to her, Makayla collapsed back stage. She has a rare condition that causes her to react badly to stress. Makayla returns to the stage and performs her song sitting on a stool.
And it’s finally time for the judges to deliberate on who moves on and who goes home.
The singers have been divided into three rooms and await the judge’s verdict. One of the rooms will go home, but two of them will be moving on.
The first room got the good news that they will be moving on to the top 40.
In room two, the news wasn’t so good, they had reached the end of their Idol journey for this year.
In room three, they will be joining the singers in room one and making the trip to Hawaii for the top 40 showcase.
Next week the top 40 must sing for their lives before a live audience in a two night event that will reveal the singers who will sing for fan votes.