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'American Idol': Journey to find next superstar continues as top 24 perform solos, team with celebrity partners

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Wed, Apr 4th 2018 04:55 pm
Bobby Bones to mentor contestants
As the pool has been narrowed to the top 24 contestants, 12 of the top 24 finalists perform solos at Academy LA in Hollywood during this week in the competition, as the search for America's next superstar continues on its new home on America's network, The ABC Television Network, Sunday, April 8 (8-10 p.m. EDT), streaming and on demand. Nationally syndicated host of iHeartMedia's "The Bobby Bones Show" and New York Times best-selling author Bobby Bones joins the show as a mentor for the top 24 contestants, meeting with each contender and helping them to reach the next level in their artistry and performances.
Performing during this episode are contestants:
  • Brandon Diaz
  • Cade Foehner
  • Catie Turner
  • Dennis Lorenzo
  • Dominique
  • Gabby Barrett
  • Jonny Brenns
  • Kay Kay
  • Layla Spring
  • Michael J. Woodard
  • Michelle Sussett
  • Trevor McBane
Then, 12 of the top 24 finalists will perform duets with celebrity partners at Academy LA in Hollywood on Monday, April 9 (8-10 p.m. EDT), streaming and on demand.
Performing during this episode are contestants and celebrities:
  • Diaz with celebrity duet partner Luis Fonsi
  • Foehner with celebrity duet partner Bishop Briggs
  • Turner with celebrity duet partner Andy Grammer
  • Lorenzo with celebrity duet partner Allen Stone
  • Dominique with celebrity duet partner Aloe Blacc
  • Barrett with celebrity duet partner Sugarland
  • Brenns with celebrity duet partner Grammer
  • Kay Kay with celebrity duet partner Monahan
  • Spring with celebrity duet partner Sugarland
  • Woodard with celebrity duet partner Monahan
  • Sussett with celebrity duet partner Fonsi
  • McBane with celebrity duet partner Briggs
The other 12 finalists take the stage Sunday, April 15 (8-10 p.m. EDT), streaming and on demand. Performing during this episode are contestants:
  • Ada Vox
  • Alyssa Raghu
  • Amelia Hammer Harris
  • Caleb Lee Hutchinson
  • Effie Passero
  • Garrett Jacobs
  • Jurnee
  • Maddie Poppe
  • Mara Justine
  • Marcio Donaldson
  • Ron Bultongez
  • Shannon O'Hara
They, too, will pair with an established musical superstar on Monday, April 16 (8-10 p.m. EDT), streaming and on demand. Performing during this episode are contestants and celebrities:
  • Ada Vox with celebrity duet partner Lea Michele
  • Raghu with celebrity duet partner Banners
  • Hammer Harris with celebrity duet partner Bebe Rexha
  • Hutchinson with celebrity duet partner Rexha
  • Passero with celebrity duet partner Cam
  • Jacobs with celebrity duet partner Colbie Caillat
  • Jurnee with celebrity duet partner Michele
  • Poppe with celebrity duet partner Caillat
  • Justine with celebrity duet partner Rachel Platten
  • Donaldson with celebrity duet partner Stone
  • Bultongez with celebrity duet partner Banners
  • O'Hara with celebrity duet partner Cam
Helping to determine whom America will ultimately vote for to become the next singing sensation are music industry forces and superstar judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie. Emmy Award-winning host and producer Ryan Seacrest returns as host of "American Idol."
The official "American Idol" app is available on iOS and Android devices. Using the app, fans can play along with the show in real time guessing which contestants will go to the next round, "IDOLize" their selfies with "American Idol" filters and stickers, answer trivia questions and track what's trending with judges, contestants and fans.
Later this season, fans can vote for their favorite contestants on the app, as well as on AmericanIdol.com/vote or via text.

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