On Sunday, “American Idol” took one more step in finding a champion, as the field was cut down to six. Moving on in the competition (resuming at 8 p.m. Sunday on ABC) are singers Jeremiah Lloyd Harmon, Laci Kaye Booth, Madison Vandenburg, Laine Hardy, Alejandro Aranda and Wade Cota. This meant it was the end of the road for Alyssa Raghu and Walker Burroughs.
As the “American Idol” finalists continued their journey in the competition, they paid tribute to one of the world’s most iconic bands, Queen. In the episode, each contestant took on a song from the legendary Queen catalogue, before partnering up for classic movie duet performances.
Helping to prepare the Top 8 to rock the stage was “American Idol” alumnus and Grammy-nominated artist Adam Lambert, who acted as celebrity guest mentor. Since first appearing on “American Idol” in 2009, Lambert has gone on to release four albums, has appeared in numerous hit television series and is currently touring the U.S. with Queen.
After making history last season as the first reality competition series on American television to allow viewers to watch and vote from coast to coast simultaneously, “American Idol” continues its simulcast once again in all time zones across the country. For this episode, viewers were able to vote by text, via AmericanIdol.com/vote and on the “American Idol” app during the show. Results were revealed at the end of the show in real time, across all time zones.
Helping to discover the next singing sensation are music industry legends and all-star judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie. Emmy Award-winning host and producer Ryan Seacrest hosts the beloved series, while famed multimedia personality Bobby Bones acts as in-house mentor.