‘American Idol’ Judges Reveal The Top 24, Layla Spring Leads The Pack
The Top 50 contestants were announced on American Idol on Sunday night, but by Monday night it was narrowed down to the Top 24.
— American Idol (@AmericanIdol) April 3, 2018
Among the Top 24, the most notable includes Layla Spring, who sang her own rendition of “Proud Mary” by Creedence Clearwater Revival, but was also made famous by Tina Turner. She impressed the judges despite them being “scared to send 16-year-olds through.”
Michael J. Woodard took a risk to impress the judges and sang Alanis Morissette‘s “You Outta Know”. Thankfully the risk paid off and sent him to the Top 24.
Catie Turner won over the judges with her unique personality and her performance of Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance,” which put her out of her comfort zone.
Adam Sanders, who usually performs as his drag alter ego Ada Vox, surprised the judges when he played as his regular self.
Cade Foehner rocked out to “No Good” by Kaelo with his electric guitar in hand,which impressed the judges to send him through to the next round.
Jonny Brenns sang his version of Sam Smith’s “Lay Me Down.” Brenns did not originally tell his family that he was auditioning, however they all came out to support him this round, which brought Perry to tears.
The rest of the Top 24 include: Dennis Lorenzo, Marcio Donaldson, Gabby Barrett, Michelle Sussett, Alyssa Raghu, Ron Bultongez, Dominique, Jurnee, Shannon O’Hara, Kay Kay, Brandon Diaz, Caleb Lee Hutchinson, Effie Passero, Garrett Jacobs, Mara Justine, Amelia Hammer Harris, Trevor McBane and Maddie Poppe.
Next week the Top 24 will be performing duets with their favorite artists. American Idol episodes air Sundays and Mondays at 8 p.m. EST on ABC.