Hollywood Week Recap: American Idol

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American Idol Judges - Music Industry Weekly
American Idol Judges - Music Industry Weekly

American Idol judges Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan make or break contestants during Hollywood Week. During this segment, the contestants performed solo in groups of 10 and then told whether or not they will have the green light for group round.

They were so many great performances from Alejandro Aranda, Laci Kaye Booth, Margie Mays, Madison Vandenburg, Shawn Robinson, Colby Swift, Laine Hardy, Jade Flores, Myra Tran, Lloyd Harmon, Walker Burroughs, Nate Walker, Nick Townsend, Wade Cota, Dimitrius Graham, Juan Pablo, Evelyn Cormier, Clay Page, Shayy and Ashley Hess. These performances  blew the judges away, and they all advanced to the group round.

There were several contestants who were sick during Hollywood Week, one of them being Eddie Island. The judges love him, but Eddie was concerned about his voice. He ended up performing “I’ll Follow You Into the Dark” by Death Cab for Cutie. He managed to impress the judges enough to advance to the group round.

While there were many great performances, there were a few that fell flat and unfortunately did not advance to the group round. Ashton Gill, Lauren Engle, Courtney Penry, Peach Martine, Landon Knowlton, Jorgie were all cut due to pitch problems, lack of confidence, and forgetting song lyrics.

The last segment of the show was the group round made up of over 5 groups (some did not air.) The first group was Diversity who sang “Stronger” by Kelly Clarkson. In this group was Tran, Flores, Mariah and Pablo, and everyone advanced except for Flores. Another group, The Diamond Dixies, made up of Booth, Hardy, Swift and Belle sang “Grenade” by Bruno Mars. Everyone advanced, but country singer Swift was cut. Victorious Secret was another group made up of Kasin Lester, Wade Cota and Grayson Little, and everyone moved forward except for Grayson.

The last performance was called Unexpected Vibe who sang “I Want It That Way” by Backstreet Boys. The only person that was eliminated from that group was William Oliver Jr. The rest of his group members; Shayy, Assata, Renay and Graham all advanced to the next round.

There was another group called Ain’t Going Home that lost one of their members due to an illness. His name is Nate Walker, and the episode was open-ended as next episode will reveal whether or not the group will proceed to the next round. Stay tuned for next episode airing Monday night!