The top 7 took the stage for performances twice during the American Idol Mother’s Day episode.
The end of the night has been absolutely shocking when it comes to eliminate the fan favorite contestants to go back home.
For the first time, Chris Martin allows the Coldplay catalog on American Idol for the first time.
Tonight, the top seven will sing two songs, one Coldplay song and one that honors Mother’s Day. Chris will serve as a mentor for the top seven contestants. At the end of the night, the top 5 will be revealed.
Casey Bishop is the first up, and she’s singing Coldplay’s “Paradise.” Chris admits that he “can’t teach” Casey anything. She’s got that powerful of a voice.
Her voice sounds tremendous, but there’s a bit of a sound issue going on behind her. Nevertheless, Katy says the performance was “perfect.” Luke tells Casey that he’s “never heard you hit a bad note,” and she “keeps delivering night after night.”
Chayce Beckham follows up with her cersuon of Coldplay’s “Paradise”.
Luke likes that Chayce is always “having fun” in his performance. He also notes that there are always a lot of “artistic signatures” in his plays.
Willie Spence performed Coldplay’s “Yellow,” and it’s one of the best ones seen in all season.
This performance strengthened his former position. Lionel points out that Willie’s performance was “a religious experience.” Katy says it’s “a special thing every week” to be able to listen to Willie.
Caleb Kennedy puts country spin on Coldplay’s “Violet Hill.” Before this week, Caleb had never listened to Coldplay before. His performance is good, but it’s not anything groundbreaking. Katy says the performance “scared” her but “in a good way because it was that good.” Lionel admits he saw Caleb’s “confidence dip a little bit” in the middle of the performance, so he encourages Caleb to keep it up.
Grace Kinstler split between “Hymn for the Weekend” and “Fix You.” She starts with “Hymn for the Weekend,” but Chris tells her he doesn’t know if the song is well enough for her.
He wanted her to try “Fix You” and be super vulnerable with it.
Who Got Eliminated?
The first person to make it into the top 5 is Casey Bishop, followed by Grace Kinstler. The other 3 to make it into the top 5 are Chayce Beckham, Willie Spence, and Caleb Kennedy. That means Arthur Gunn and Hunter Metts are going home.