Is there an elimination on American Idol tonight?
Yes, there will be an elimination tonight.
Tonight, this season’s contestants will be singing Oscar-nominated songs. And tomorrow, ten of last year’s top 20 contestants will have a chance to perform live on the Idol stage, in the hopes of becoming the next Idol. (The show will air at 8 p.m. ET.)
Those performing tomorrow include Faith Becnel, Franklin Boone, DeWayne Crocker Jr., Cyniah Elise, Arthur Gunn, Aliana Jester, Louis Knight, Nick Merico, Makayla Phillips, Olivia Ximines.
Voting will continue through April 26.
Luke Bryan’s Return
One thing that fans will be excited about is Luke Bryan’s return to the judging panel.
The country singer sat out of last week’s live shows after being diagnosed with COVID-19, and American Idol OG Paula Abdul sat in for him.
As Variety pointed out, Bryan “being cleared for a return to work suggests, under current protocols, that he has tested negative for at least two weeks now. If that’s true, it leaves questions about the timeline of Bryan’s diagnosis and recovery, as it was only last Monday, April 12, that he announced on social media he had contracted the virus and would be unable to appear on that night’s episode.”
The outlet added that it was known by Idol staffers that Bryan did not receive a vaccination before coming down with COVID.
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