'American Idol' Recap: Some Pairs Are Struggling in Duet Round of Hollywood Week

The new episode of the NBC show sees the remaining contestants singing in duets with them choosing their own partner, though they still will be judged individually.

AceShowbiz - "American Idol" returned on Sunday, March 22 with a new episode featuring another night of Hollywood Week. The episode saw the remaining contestants singing in duets with them choosing their own partner. Despite going in a pair, they would be judged individually.

The first pair to sing before judges Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie were Louis Knight and Francisco Martin. They opted to sing "Breakeven" by The Script but they didn't kick it off perfectly as Francisco forgot some of the lyrics. Despite the struggle, both Louis and Francisco were moving onto the next round.

Following it up were Hannah Prestridge and Grace Leer, singing Miranda Lambert's "Mama's Broken Heart". While Grace was sent to the next round, Hannah was eliminated. Singing "Someone You Loved" by Lewis Capaldi were Jimmy Levy and Nick Merico. The stunning performance convinced the judges to keep them in the competition.

Isa Pena and Olivia Ximines, meanwhile, offered an impressive performance of Pink's "Try" that unsurprisingly sent them both to the next round. Madison Paige was paired with Peyton Aldridge but they didn't have the best chemistry. That resulted in Peyton messing up the performance, though fortunately they were given another chance to continue being on the show. They were not the only couple who struggled. Zack Dobbins and Courtney Timmons' performance of "Dangerous Woman" by Ariana Grande failed to impress the judges and they were eliminated.

Next up were Travis Finlay and Genavieve Linkowski, singing a beautiful rendition of "The Prayer". The judges loved it and sent them to the next round. Real life couple, Kat Lopez and Alex Garrido, were later separated after the judges decided to only let Kat move to the next round following their duet of "You Say".

Margie Mays and Jonny West then took the stage to sing "Like I'm Gonna Lose You" and they were barely moving on. Joining them in the next round were Cyniah Elise & Makayla Phillips and Lauren Spencer-Smith & Makayla Brownlee. Meanwhile, Tito Rey was eliminated though his partner Robert Taylor was moving on.

Concluding the night were Just Sam and Sheniel Masionet who put a solid performnce of Shawn Mendes' "Mercy". They were both moving to the next round.

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