It’s Another exciting night of American Idol on ABC tonight with an all-new Sunday, April 21, 2019, season 17 episode 14 called “Disney Nights” and we have your weekly American Idol recap below. On tonight’s American Idol season 17 episode 14 as per the ABC synopsis, “Celebrity Mentor Rebel Wilson joins the contestants at Disneyland Park in Anaheim, California, where they prepare to perform fan-favorite Disney songs.”
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Tonight is Disney night on American Idol. Katy is dressed as Ursula and both Minnie and Mickey open the show. Two people are at risk of leaving tonight, but the judge’s save is back. Contestants are being mentored by Rebel Wilson.
Uche is singing “Eye to Eye,” from A Goofy Movie. Judges Comments: Katy: “Darling, I thought it was good. I don’t know that song very well. I thought maybe you had a little bit more voice.” Lionel: “Uche, I love you. You can’t do any wrong. The song wasn’t that popular, but you know how to take three blind mice and make it into something.” Luke: “It’s not detrimental that we don’t know the song, you came out here and made it a Uche song.”
Laci Kaye Booth is singing “I Se the Light” from Tangled. Judges Comments: Luke: You are becoming like a Disney princess right before our eyes. You just have a knack to make every song yours. I felt like I was at a real show. Great job.” Lionel: “You have an amazing ability. If ever there was a perfect song for you, that was it. Enjoy where you are right now because you are on a roll.” Katy: “I believe with Luke on so many things. I think that you really made the song your own. Your voice has its own stamp, its own texture, it is so instantly identifiable. You do look like a real Disney princess and you stole Cinderella’s shoes.”
Alejandro Aranda is singing, “Remember Me,” from Coco. Judges Comments: Lionel: “What is so amazing about you is that you embody what I call true artistry. You can take a song, make it your style, bring us in, take us all the way on the journey. Every time you perform, you take us on a journey, I am so proud of you.” Katy: “I just love you so much. Everything that you do is so heartfelt and I really can feel the emotion. Whatever happens, I will remember you forever and you will never be forgotten. This has been an incredible journey for you and I think this is just the beginning.” Luke: “This show is forcing you out of your comfort zone, you are learning and watching your artistry grow a great job.”
Alyssa Raghu is singing “Colors of the Wind,” from Pocahontas. Judges Comments: Katy: “Beauty and grace, such elegance. That was so beautiful and elegant. I am really happy that you tried out a few new notes.” Luke: “Katy said, a lot of what I was going to say. Way to come out here and fight after surviving last week. You are going to be in the music business fighting every day of your life anyway. Great job.” Lionel: “I know this is not a beauty contest, but you look absolutely beautiful. We have come a long way with your journey, and I am telling you that from last year you fought back to this year and you are the most gorgeous fighter on the planet.”
Lea Michelle joins the group singing, “Part Of Your World,” from The Little Mermaid.
Wade Costa is singing, “You’ve Got a Friend in Me,” from Toy Story. Judges Comments: Luke: “The whole time I was watching your performance I was thinking what a glimpse into the future, what you can potentially be because your voice is such a character voice. You were like heavy death metal at one point and now you are singing that song in character. Great job.” Lionel: “What I love about you is that we are noticing you are having fun. You are a star, you have that identifiable voice, that is what you look for in this business and the sky is the limit.” Katy: “I think you are coming out of your shell. What a fantastic song choice. You did Randy Newman proud.”
Dimitrios Lloyd Harmon singing, “You’ll Be In My Heart,” from Tarzan. Judges Comments: Lionel: “I’m just going to say that we love you. Your journey has been amazing, your heart and soul is in everything you do.” Katy: “You have an incredible instrument of a voice, I loved that song choice. You took us on a ride, it was just right.” Luke: “We have really picked your voice apart on this show, tonight you didn’t miss one note on a very challenging show.”
Walker Burroughs is singing, “When She Loved Me,” from Toy Story 2. Judges Comments: Katy: “That was so impressive. You really transported me into a different time and place. The audience got so quiet and respectful of you telling that story. We tuned into every single word, I didn’t even know I was here.” Luke: “I hope America knows how difficult it was to do what you did, play the piano and sing, your 20 years old, it is something that a seasoned veteran does, and you did it on this show.” Lionel: “We call you in our business, a pro. That is as close to a perfect performance as you can get.”
Maddie Poppe and Caleb Lee Hutchinson sing “A Whole New World,” from Aladdin.
Madison Vandenburg is singing, “How Far I’ll Go,” from Moana. Judges Comments: Luke: “Can you just try to make it look difficult, please. Great job. We have heard that song and a lot, you surpassed any version.” Lionel: “All I am going to say is what was that last note. I love you so much, your talent is so great.” Katy: “When you first came out here I was like, what happened she really stepped into her power. You climbed up the mountain of so many notes, you were great.”
Laine Hardy is singing, “Oo-De-Lally,” from Robin Hood. Judges Comments: Lionel: “You have found your wheelhouse, hometown boy, hand clapping, foot stomping, perfect song. Congratulations.” Katy: “Do you remember when I said you could win it this time? Don’t believe that.” Luke: “What did I tell you last year in New Orleans? You better be careful or you might win American Idol.”
Jeremiah Lloyd Harmon is singing, Candle on the Water,” from Pete’s Dragon. Judges Comments: Katy: “You hit that note at the end with such gorgeous ease. It was so fantastic. It has been an incredible journey for you. You really have grown such leaps and bounds.” Luke: “Lionel said it earlier, you are a pro, pro, pro. You never look like you are not in complete control. We know you are going to deliver week in and week out.” Lionel: “We are watching one of the greatest shows ever, you are just owning your talent.”
After an amazing show, the voting is officially closed. We are going to start building the top eight right now. The first person through after the nationwide vote is Laine Hardy. The next person taking a spot is Madison VanDenburg. Also, America wants to see more of Alejandro Aranda. Up next, singing again for another week is Jeremiah Lloyd Harmon. Up next, in the top eight is Walker Burroughs. And sealing a spot in the top eight is Laci Kaye Booth. The nation has fallen in love with Wade Cota.
In the bottom, three are Uche, Alyssa Raghu, and Dimitrius Graham.
The person to take the final spot in the top eight is Alyssa Raghu.
Uche and Dimitrius Graham have been eliminated from the competition, the judges did not use their save.