The top 24 was split into two groups of 12, and the second group performed back to back solos and celebrity duets this week. Unfortunately, judges Katy Perry, Lionel Richie, and Luke Bryan had to eliminate five more people from the remaining dozen. Keep reading below to find out who got sent home on American Idol, and who's still in the running.
Who went home on American Idol?
Despite loving her spaghetti sauce, Alyssa Raghu did not make it to the live portion of the reality singing competition. She was joined by Amelia Hammer Harris, Shannon O'Hara, and early favorite Effie Passero. Ron Bultongez was also given the boot before making it to the Top 14.
Last week, Layla Spring seemed to be a strong contender after she impressed Lionel with her solo performance of Martina McBride's "A Broken Wing" on Sunday night, but she was sent home. Even after Luke praised Trevor McBane for being "consistent," he was also sent home. Kay Kay Alexis, Dominique, and Brandon Diaz were all eliminated after they performed good duets as well, and Katy even admitted that it was hard to make the decisions to send those artists home.
Viewers were definitely divided about the judges' decisions. "@shannonohara made us all so proud. This is just the beginning for her. God’s plan is much bigger," one fan tweeted. Another added, "Seriously can't believe Effie was sent home. So many wrong decisions tonight."
Who is still left on American Idol?
Mara Justine, Jurnee, Maddie Poppe, Ada Vox, a slimmed down Caleb Hutchinson, Garrett Jacobs, and Marcio Donaldson rounded out the Top 14 on Monday night's episode. They join Cade Foehner, Michelle Sussett, Dennis Lorenzo, Gabby Barrett, Jonny Brenns, Michael J. Woodard, and Catie Turner to sing for viewers' votes next week. Watch the video below to see the stars who have auditioned for American Idol!