The search for the next American Idol continued Sunday night as the Top 14 was reduced to the Top 11.
Before it was revealed who unfortunately hadn’t secured enough of America’s votes to remain in the competition, the talented singers took the stage to perform a song fitting of the night’s theme: Breakout Hits. Keeping with the theme it only made sense to have former American Idol contestant Gabby Barrett return to mentor the current contestants. After all, her breakout hit “I Hope” went five RIAA-certified times Platinum and was the best-selling country song of 2020.
After the remaining contestants left it all on the stage, America’s votes were revealed. Here’s who made the Top 11, who was eliminated, and what they all sang.
Top 11 Jay: “Just the Way You Are,” Bruno Mars Huntergirl: “Baby Girl,” Sugarland Christian Guardino: “Take Me to Church,” Hozier Leah Marlene: “Happy Together,” The Turtles Fritz Hager: “Let It Go,” James Bay Tristen Gressett: “Whataya Want from Me,” Adam Lambert Lady K: “I Believe,” Fantasia Mike Parker: “Hurricane,” Luke Combs Emyrson Flora” “drivers license,” Olivia Rodrigo Noah Thompson: “Stand By Me,” Ben E. King Nicolina: “Hallelujah,” Jeff Buckley
Eliminated Ava Maybee: “Sign of the Times,” Harry Styles Allegra Miles: “ocean eyes,” Billie Eilish Dan Marshall: “She’s Got It All,” Kenny Chesney
The Top 11 will take the stage again for America’s votes when American Idol returns Monday at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.