Recap: The Top 14 Becomes the Top 12 Becomes the Top 10

Recap: The Top 14 Becomes the Top 12 Becomes the Top 10

Songs from Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees and Billboard #1 hits were on the menu as your votes determined "American Idol" 2024's Top 12 (Sunday) and Top 10 (Monday).  With two episodes back to back, that means two mentors - Gene Simmons from legendary rock band KISS and hit-maker Meghan Trainor - join judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie  and host Ryan Seacrest as the road to 2024's Idol continues. Let;s run down the performances from both nights.

Luke Bryan covers Rock & Roll Hall of Famer John Mellencamp

Here are the performances from Sunday, April 21, 2024:
• Triston Harper performed "Heartbreak Hotel" by Elvis Presley
• Julia Gagnon performed "Run To You" by Whitney Houston
• Roman Collins performed "You're All I Need To Get By" by Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
• Kaibrienne performed "I Hate Myself For Loving You" by Joan Jett & the Blackhearts
• Jayna Elise performed "I Have Nothing" by Whitney Houston
• Mia Matthews performed "Those Memories of You" by Dolly Parton, Linda Rondstadt, and Emmylou Harris
• KAYKO performed "High and Dry" by Radiohead
• Emmy Russell performed "I Can't Make You Love Me" by Bonnie Raitt
• Jordan Anthony performed "I Wanna Dance With Somebody" by Whitney Houston
• McKenna Faith Breinholt performed "Hard To Say I'm Sorry" by Chicago
• Jack Blocker performed "Don't Think Twice, It's All Right" by Bob Dylan
• Nya performed "I Say A Little Prayer" by Aretha Franklin
• Will Moseley performed "Night Moves" by Bob Seger
• Abi Carter performed "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" by Elton John


These contestants were eliminated from the competition:
Jordan Anthony

Guest mentor Gene Simmons of KISS presides.

Guest mentor Gene Simmons of KISS presides

And here are the performances from Monday, April 15, 2024:
• Abi Carter performs "All Too Well" by Taylor Swift
• Will Moseley performs "Starting Over" by Chris Stapleton
• Jayna Elise performs "Diamonds" by Rihanna
• Mia Matthews performs "Over You" by Miranda Lambert
• Roman Collins performs "Roar" by Katy Perry
• Jack Blocker performs "Blinding Lights" by The Weeknd
• Emmy Russell performs "Lose You To Love Me" by Selena Gomez
• Triston Harper performs "Beautiful Crazy" by Luke Combs
• Julia Gagnon performs "Something in the Orange" by Zach Bryan
• Kaibrienne performs "Wrecking Ball" by Miley Cyrus"
• McKenna Faith Breinholt performs "cardigan" by Taylor Swift
• KAYKO performs "Somebody That I Used To Know" by Gotye feat. Kimbra


These contestants were eliminated:
• Jayna Elise
• Roman Collins

And we'd be remiss to not mention guest mentor Meghan Trainor opening the show with her smash hit "Lips Are Movin'" and a special performance by Idol alum David Archuleta with his new song "Hell Together".

Idol alum David Archuleta greets host Ryan Seacrest after performance

Tune in SUNDAY as "American Idol" goes LIVE COAST-TO-COAST 8e/5p on ABC, with the Top 10 vying for a spot in the Top 8 with performances of songs from their birth year. And MONDAY, America VOTES LIVE COAST-TO-COAST as the Top 8 hope to make it into the Top 6 with a song anonymously selected by judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry, or Lionel Richie, who are competing for most songs chosen.

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