Monday’s episode of American Idol really did have it all: show-stopping performances, pearls of wisdom from guest mentor Bebe Rexha, and the shocking self-elimination of an early Season 20 frontrunner. And we thought Hawaii was supposed to be relaxing.
All the action went down at Disney’s Aulani resort, where the second half of this season’s Top 24 performed for America’s votes for the first time. (Click here to watch the first 12 singers’ performances from Sunday’s episode.)
Read on for a breakdown of Monday’s performances, along with the judges’ (mostly positive) critiques, then drop a comment with your thoughts on the episode — including Kenedi Anderson’s completely unexpected departure.