Solely 12 spots had been left within the prime 20 in the beginning of the April 5 episode of ‘American Idol.’ The judges needed to make some powerful selections and delivered a jaw-dropping twist that 2 of the contestants didn’t see coming.

The battle for the American Idol prime 20 is on in Hawaii. Eight singers have already made the reduce, which implies solely 12 spots stay. There are going to be some powerful cuts on this final ultimate judgment. Dillon James performs Bob Dylan’s “The Occasions They Are a-Changin’” for the judges. He’s going ahead to the highest 20! Nevertheless, the identical can’t be mentioned for Genavieve Lincowski. She is not going to be shifting on.

Franklin Boone takes the stage in Hawaii to sing “Daughters” by John Mayer. The judges see a whole lot of potential in Franklin, so that they’re sending him to the highest 20. The identical goes for Julia Gargano after her efficiency of “Glitter within the Air” by Pink. Aliana Jester will get 2 huge surprises in Hawaii: her dad surprises her and he or she makes the highest 20!

Sophia Wackerman and Kimmy Gabriela shall be headed to the highest 20 in season 18. Regardless of strong begins, Robert Taylor and Shannon Gibbons usually are not shifting ahead.

The judges then ship numerous gifted stars to the highest 20: Cyniah Elise, Makayla Phillips, Lauren Spencer-Smith, and Olivia Ximines. It’s not a shock in any respect when the judges inform frontrunner Arthur Gunn that he’s made it to the highest 20.

Demi Rae had a stellar audition and her efficiency of the Noah Cyrus hit “Lonely” for the ultimate judgment is strong. Nevertheless, the judges break it to her that she is not going to be going ahead. However they know this isn’t the top for her. That is solely the start.

The ultimate 2 contestants are the nation standouts — Lauren Mascitti and Grace Leer. Grace sings a beautiful rendition of Aretha Franklin’s “(You Make Me Really feel Like) A Pure Girl” whereas Lauren sings an attractive rendition of “Two Extra Bottles of Wine” by Emmylou Harris. There’s just one spot left within the prime 20. However the judges couldn’t resolve between them. They’re leaving it in America’s fingers to vote on who ought to make it to the highest 20. So for now, that is your prime 21!