AceShowbiz - The Night 2 of All-Stars Duets of "American Idol" season 17 arrived on Monday, April 8. The episode saw the second half of the Top 20 taking stage to perform with several big stars in front of judges Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie, hoping to move onto the Top 14.
The first performer was Alyssa Raghu, who shared the stage with Julia Michaels as they performed "Issues". The judges loved the performance and praised her for her creative decisions with her vocals.
Next up was Eddie Island, who took the stage alongside Lukas Graham to sing "7 Years". Eddie was previously advised to take the performance seriously and not be afraid to be vulnerable, and he did exactly that. Meanwhile, Wade Cota joined forces with lovelytheband for a performance of "Broken". They showcased a great bond, much to the judges' likings.
Ryan Hammond later performed "Hold On, I'm Comin' " with Cynthia Erivo. While the judges loved the fact that he held his own alongside Cynthia's powerhouse voice, they noted his lack of stage presence. Singing "Wicked Game" were Evelyn Cormier and Chris Isaak. The two earned a standing ovation from the judges.
The epic stage was followed with a performance of "What A Time" by Logan Johnson and Julia Michaels. Logan was nervous for his first duet performance, but he managed to get through it well. Next up was Raquel Trinidad who hit the stage to sing a rendition of "Tiny Dancer" with lovelytheband. The judges raved over the performance.
Alejandro Aranda and Ben Harper then belted out "There Will Be a Light" together. The judges loved it with Lionel telling Alejandro that he would definitely have a career no matter what would happen on "American Idol". Dimitrius Graham then sang "Love Someone" with Lukas Graham, blowing everyone's minds. Katy said it was her favorite performance of the day and called Dimitrius the male version of Beyonce Knowles.
Rounding out the night was Jeremiah Lloyd Harmon, who was up for a duet with Cynthia Erivo. The two drove everyone crazy with a rendition of "Time After Time", earning Jeremiah a standing ovation.
The 10 contestants were offering their best on the stage that night, but only 7 would join the others on the Top 14. Joining Laci Kaye Booth, Ashley Hess, Walker Burroughs, Laine Hardy, Uche, Riley Thompson and Madison VanDenburg on the next round were Evelyn Cormier, Dimitrius Graham, Jeremiah Lloyd Harmon, Alyssa Raghu, Wade Cota, Eddie Island and Alejandro Aranda. Raquel Trinidad, Logan Johnson and Ryan Hammond were unfortunately eliminated.