Entertainment Who Do You Want to Win Season 19 of ‘American Idol’? Vote!

03:00  05 may  2021
03:00  05 may  2021 Source:   billboard.com

Cassandra Coleman Sings ‘Apologize’ With OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder On ‘American Idol’

  Cassandra Coleman Sings ‘Apologize’ With OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder On ‘American Idol’ Cassandra Coleman had a full circle moment after getting the opportunity to take part in a very special duet on Sunday’s “American Idol”. The 24-year-old from Columbia, Tennessee was joined on stage by Ryan Tedder while performing “Apologize” by Timbaland and his band, OneRepublic. RELATED: Luke Bryan Tells Hunter Metts ‘No One Sounds Like You’ After Impressive ‘American Idol’ Performance Back in episode two of this season's competition, judge Lionel Richie asked Coleman to step outside of her comfort zone by playing piano during her Los Angeles audition. The first song that came to her mind was the 2007 hit, "Apologize".

Now that season 19 of American Idol is down to its top 10 finalists, Billboard wants to know: Who do you think has what it takes to come out on top?

Arthur Gunn, last season’s runner-up, won the “Comeback” competition and secured his spot back in the ABC series. “There has definitely been a lot of progress and a lot of learning along the way. I feel more professional and more motivated now,” he told Billboard. “I learned so much about myself and the music scene and how to work in this field. I feel fortunate and will be forever grateful for a lifetime.”

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  Katharine McPhee Joins Idol Contestant Willie Spence for Show-Stopping Duet of 'The Prayer' The American Idol alum performed Andrea Bocelli and Céline Dion's iconic song alongside contestant Willie Spence "You do no wrong in my eyes," Luke Bryan said after the performance. "Part of being a star is making people fall in love with you and, man, I am in love with you. And I am in love with the way you go about being on stage, and the way you go about singing and the place it comes from. It's amazing.

a woman sitting on a stage: Grace Kinstler won the American Idol judges and viewers over as soon as she performed in the season 19 premiere. The Berklee College of Music student, 20, explained on the February episode that she was using an unexpected loss to push her forward as a performer. “I used to watch ‘American Idol’ with my dad and my mom,” she revealed. “I always imagined if I went, he would be there, but last February, I was at school and my brother called me at 7 in the morning and said, ‘You should look for flights home. They just took dad to the hospital and he’s not breathing.’ It was very unexpected.” She then delivered a memorable rendition of Gladys Knight & the Pips “Midnight Train to Georgia,” which she followed up with the Aretha Franklin‘s “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman after judge Luke Bryan asked to hear more. “The legend that is Carole King wrote it, the legend that is Aretha Franklin sang it, you need to sing it like the legend you want to be. Tall order. Don’t phone it in; make me feel it. Sing ‘Natural Woman’ to me like I never heard it before,” Katy Perry advised the singer before her performance. Perry, 36, admitted that Kinstler had what it takes, saying, “There’s not a whole lot of critiquing I need to do. I got a wave of full-body chills twice. That’s music. That’s true magic.”     Fellow judge Lionel Richie added, “You actually have control of that amazing instrument.” From there, Kinstler continued to move all the way up to the Top 24 and she shows no plans of stopping. “Your voice quality, your confidence, the way you portray yourself on stage, it’s a winning package,” Richie, 71, told the American Idol contestant after her powerful duet with Joss Stone on April 4. Bryan, 44, called the recent performance “incredible”, saying, “I’m so excited to be a part of this, to watch you grow as an artist and a performer. I think there’s no surprise I’ve been a fan since day 1.” Scroll down for five things to know about Kinstler as American Idol continues to heat up this season.

One of the top 10 finalists, Cassandra Coleman, named Gunn as one of her favorite Idol alums and recalled singing “Breakaway” by inaugural Idol winner Kelly Clarkson when she was 9 years old for her first-ever stage performance. “I forgot the lyrics. I only did half the song, but I didn’t run off the stage,” she told Billboard. “I just said, ‘That’s all I remember,’ and everyone stood up and clapped.”

So who do you want to see win season 19 of American Idol? Vote below!

Louis Knight Returns To ‘American Idol’, Wows Judges With Stunning Performance Of An Original Song .
Louis Knight made quite the impression on the judges as he made his “American Idol” comeback on Monday night. The 20-year-old joined fan-favourites from season 18 of the hit show to battle it out for a spot in this season’s Top 10, as they didn’t get to take the stage last year due to the coronavirus pandemic. Knight got cut after the Top 7 round last year but was ready to show the judges just how hard he's since been working.

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