We can now count the number of remaining American Idol contestants on a single hand. Per viewers’ votes, Sunday’s episode sent two more singers packing, finalizing the Top 5 of Season 20.
But before those results were revealed, the remaining hopefuls — Christian Guardino, Fritz Hager, HunterGirl, Jay, Leah Marlene, Nicolina and Noah Thompson — were each given two more chances to sing for America’s approval.
The first round of songs were all viral TikTok hits, followed by a second round of Mother’s Day tributes. Both Hager and Thompson were diagnosed with COVID-19 and unable to perform live in studio; the show used Hager’s rehearsal recordings, while Thompson sang live from the forced comfort of his hotel room.
Read on to find out which five singers are moving on to the next round, and which pair of hopefuls had their Idol journeys cut short. When you’re done, drop a comment with your reactions. Were right contestants eliminated? And who do you think will win Season 20?