The second night of American Idol airing on Monday, 3/29/21 looked at the remaining contestants to see who made it to the full top 24. See the first night’s list here. Take a look below to see what the judges said about each contestant and who made it to the next Top 24 of the show.
A throwback in this episode when Luke Bryan started singing a New Kids on the Block song, “The Right Stuff” and even started dancing to it. He said he couldn’t believe he remembered all the words to the song.
Did Emisunshine make it to the Top 24 of American Idol?
She sang: Piece of My Heart by Janis Joplin
Katy Perry gave it the big clap during the performance.
Emi said, “I guess I’m a little overwhelmed.”
She sat in front of Luke Bryan and Katy Perry during the judgment portion.
“It was amazing seeing you come to life, it always has to be authentic” said Katy Perry.
“Emi, I’m sorry to deliver the news, unfortunately your American Idol journey is over” said Katy Perry.
Did Lizzy O’Very make it to the Top 24 of American Idol?
She sang: Sign of the Times by Harry Styles
“I’m sorry to deliver the news, unfortunately your American Idol journey is over” said Katy Perry.
Lizzy O’Very did not make it into the Top 24 of American Idol
Did Camille Lamb make it to the Top 24 of American Idol?
She sang: Feel Like Making Love by Bad Company
Katy Perry shouted out “yeah!” at the end of her performance
For you it’s about the hard work, I’m sorry your journey has to end today said Katy Perry
“You have to leave here with your head high.” – Luke Bryan
“A lot of people here feel like singers, not artists” said Camille after she was given the news.
She unfortunately did not make it into the top 24.
Did Mary Jo Young make it to the Top 24 of American Idol?
“How are you hanging in there?” – Luke Bryan
“I’m hanging, by a thread.” – Mary Jo
She talked about her struggles with memorizing the words for her duet.
“Us” by James Bay
She sat in front of Luke Bryan and Katy Perry in the judgment zone.
Luke Bryan said, “do you believe you can be in the top 24?”
Mary Jo said, “I feel like I can.”
Luke Bryan said, “Here’s what you don’t have, you don’t have the whole stage thing down. Walk out on the stage and own it.” Know what else you do have down? You have a little bit of the magic, you also got the top 24.”
“Do you want to be a Tok Tok star or do you want to be an American Idol?” asked Katy Perry.
Mary Jo Young made it to the Top 24!
Did Hunter Metts make it to the Top 24?
July by Noah Cyrus
“What is this moment to you?” asked Katy Perry.
“This might be the biggest moment in my life, because I really want it” said Hunter Metts.
Lionel Richie can be seen clapping and shouting “yeah!”
Katy and Luke applauded at the end.
Luke said, “in your audition, you were flying high, some things happened and we wondered where our Hunter was. We arrived to the conclusion that you are definitely in our Top 24.
Hunter Metts made it to the Top 24 of American Idol!
He facetimed his mother and sister to let them know he was accepted to the Top 24.
Did Althea Grace make it to the Top 24?
She sat in front of Katy Perry and Luke Bryan.
Katy Perry said, “You’re one of those mothers who could probably lift a car.” Althea agreed.
We Can Work It Out by The Beatles
“I’m so proud of you, I”m a mother, this job is not easy to handle” said Katy.
During her Showstopper performance Lionel was grooving to the song.
Luke Bryan said, “I think we’ll have to see who fights tonight.”
Katy Perry said, “in my opinion, it wasn’t the right song, I think you have more soul than that. Now is the time when we can’t play it safe anymore, have to dig deeper. We’re at a place right now where the talent is crazy. I’m sorry that I have to tell you that you’re going home.”
Althea Grace did not make the Top 24.
Did Funke make it to the Top 24?
“You know what you are Funke? You’re a beautiful painting” said Katy Perry
Orange Colored Sky, Natalie Cole
Luke Bryan said, “I think she took a little step back with some of those notes.”
Katy Perry said, “I’m so proud of you and I love you, unfortunately, your American Idol journey is over.
Funke did not make it to the Top 24.
Did Ronda make it to the Top 24?
All In Love is Fair by Stevie Wonder
“This Idol experience, I’m so happy you put yourself in this world to find out what you’re all about. This journey has just begun. Never be afraid.”
Luke Bryan said, “unfortunately this is the end of your journey.”
Ronda did not make it into the Top 24.
Did Grace Kinstler make it to the Top 24?
Father by Demi Lovato
“I second guessed my song choice for Showstoppers,” said Grace.
Lionel Richie was visibly moved by the performance.
Katy and Luke both gave her a standing ovation. Lionel Richie said it was powerful.
Katy Perry said, “woooooh!”
Katy said, “that feeling is an important ingredient. For you, being such a powerful singer, you gotta choose the right songs! This is not an American Idol like it’s ever been. We have real stars, real people who have come to play. Take all that pain and sing it out of you. Welcome to the Top 24!”
Grace made it to the Top 24 of American Idol.
Did DeShawn Gonclaves make it to the Top 24?
Over the Rainbow by Judy Garland
DeShawn performed while playing the piano.
His father said, “it’s a real proud moment for your family.”
Lionel said, “love it!”
“You’re journey has brought tears to my eyes. I have some news for you today, the judges and I have decided, it’s a yes for you today, you’re going forward my friend,” said Lionel Richie.
DeShawn Gonclaves made it to the Top 24.
Did Colin Jamieson make it to the Top 24?
Sugar, We’re Goin Down by, Fall Out Boy
He sang the song while playing the piano
He then jumped off the piano and started singing, then Katy Perry started jumping up too. Lionel said, “bam! love it!”
He sat in front of Katy Perry and Luke Bryan, and Katy said, “last night you surprised us as judges all the way. When you pulled out your hair you were just skating!”
Colin said, “Katy was really digging it” about his performance.
Katy, Luke, and Lionel all gave Colin a standing ovation.
Katy said, “you took a big risk.”
Colin said, “it’s been interesting road.”
Katy said, “before last night, you were totally on everybody’s radar, we fought over you. You won, welcome to the Top 24!”
Colin Jamieson made it to the Top 24.
She said, “I think that if I had chosen an original song, it would have been really risky and not in a good way.”
Did Laila Mach make it to the Top 24 of American Idol?
If I Ain’t Got You by Alicia Keys
Lionel can be seen shouting, “come on!”
Katy said, “you climbed such a huge mountain. I really believe you have the skillset and the talent. Your voice is getting better and better, it’s a matter of timing for you. Sometimes we have to say no, and I’m sorry that you will not be going forward to the top 24. Keep chipping away.”
Laila Mach did not make it to the Top 24.
Did Ava August make it to the Top 24 of American Idol?
She said, “I decided to take a big risk and perform an original song.”
Ghost of You by Ava August
Luke Bryan said, “she’s interesting, definitely interesting.”
Katy said, “I know you wanted to show off something different. Let me just give you a note, it wasn’t all the way there as a song. As much as I didn’t think it was your strongest moment, you have something really special about you, we are excited to welcome you into the Top 24.”
Ava August made it to the Top 24.
Did Nia Renee make it to the Top 24?
A Change is Gonna Come by Sam Cooke
Katy Perry shouted, “yes Nia!”
She stood in front of Lionel Richie. He said, “take a breath for a moment, think of how far you’ve come from Little Rock, Arkansas to American Idol. You have a natural gift, you have put up an amazing fight. We feel this fight for this competition is not going to get you to the next round my dear. It breaks our hearts to send you home.”
Sia Renee unfortunately did not make it to the Top 24 of American Idol.
Did Liahona Olayan make it to the Top 24?
Katy Perry said, I think you had a challenging time being separated from your brother, but it doesn’t say American twins, it says American Idol.”
Liahona said, “I’m here, and I’m here to stay.”
Me Too by Meghan Trainor
Katy Perry started dancing to the song. Luke Bryan had a big smile on his face during the song.
Lionel Richie said, “go girl!”
She ended her performance with a split on the stage.
Katy stood up and said, “there it is!”
Liahona stood in front of Katy Perry and Luke Bryan for the judgment.
“When I was laying it down the other day, I was upset. If there’s a conversation in your head saying, I’m not enough, I can’t compete with these voices, that’s not real. The sooner you flip a switch in your mind, the sooner all the doors open up for you. There’s a voice inside of you, saying I can slay this whole room, all I need to do is pull out a few magic tricks” said Katy Perry.
Luke Bryan said, “you’re in our Top 24.”
Liahona made it to the Top 24!
Katy said, “take this time to find the eye of the tiger. If you did a little more of the work, you would light this stage on fire.”
Did Madison Watkins make it to the Top 24?
“You have to put on a show and make them stop and stare.”
“It’s a Man’s World” by James Brown
She stood in front of Lionel Richie.
He said, “how do you think you did?”
She said, “I really think I did the best I could this week.”
Lionel said, “You did a great job, you’re going through, you’re in our top 24, congratulations my love.”
Madison Watkins made it to the Top 24!
Did Alana make it to the Top 24 of American Idol?
Bust your Windows by Jazmine Sullivan
Lionel applauded for her loudly as did Katy and Luke Bryan.
She sat in front of Katy and Luke.
Katy said, “look at you, you’re here on this stage, you made it to the top 24!”
Alana made it to the Top 24 of American Idol.
Did Anilee List make it to the Top 24?
Ain’t Nobody by Rufus & Chaka Khan
Katy and Luke both applauded her performance. We didn’t see her stand before the judges but
they told us Anilee made it to the Top 24!
Which celebrities will show up on the Celebrity Duets of American Idol?
American Idol announced next week’s show will include celebrity duets featuring the following:
Jason Aldean, Josh Groban, Ryan Tedder, Jewel, Tori Kelly, PJ Morton, Joss Stone, Brandon Boyd, Katharine McPhee, Ben Rector, Jimmie Allen, Brian McKnight