American Idol 2022 Episode 13 Recap: The Top 11 is Announced!
The Top 14 of "American Idol" Season 20 has become the Top 11! Following last week's eliminations, we saw the Idol hopefuls perform in the first coast-to-coast live show of the season in the hopes of earning the audience's vote. This week, the contestants were guest-mentored by 2018 Idol alumna Gabby Barrett. In celebration of Gabby's breakout song "I Hope," which became the bestselling country song of 2020 and went five times platinum in the process, the theme was "breakout hits." Judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry, and Lionel Richie were in attendance, as well as host Ryan Seacrest, but the decision over who stayed and who went home was left entirely in the hands of the American public. But what songs were performed, and who was successful in breaking into the Top 11? Let's find out!
Allegra Miles performs a breakout Billie Eilish hit
The competitors were once again able to perform their choice of song:
• Jay started the evening with a heartfelt performance of "Just the Way You Are" by Bruno Mars, which he dedicated to his mom
• HunterGirl continued the family dedications by performing "Baby Girl" by Sugarland in tribute to her parents, who were in attendance
• Christian gave a soulful rendition of Hozier's hit "Take Me to Church"
• Dan covered "She's Got It All" by Kenny Chesney
• Leah brought the summer vibes as she performed The Turtles' classic song "Happy Together"
• Fritz sang the James Bay number "Let It Go"
• Tristen looked to show a different side of himself through his cover of "Whataya Want from Me" by Adam Lambert
• Lady K went big with "I Believe," by previous Idol winner Fantasia
• Allegra gave a rendition of "Ocean Eyes" by Billie Eilish
• Ava delivered an alternative arrangement of Harry Styles' "Sign of the Times"
• Mike kept to his country spirit by choosing Luke Combs' "Hurricane"
• Emyrson gave an emotional performance of "drivers license" by Olivia Rodrigo
• Noah switched songs at the last minute, choosing to perform Ben E. King's iconic "Stand By Me"
• Nicolina went all out to wrap up the show with Jeff Buckley's version of "Hallelujah"
With the Top 11 chosen, the remaining hopefuls will go on to perform for your votes once again TONIGHT, so tune in at 8/7c on ABC to find who else will be progressing in the competition!