Last night on American Idol 2018, we saw some of our favorites get cut during the grueling Hollywood Week rounds. The group round was particularly brutal, but the solo performances delivered any harder challenges from many of the Hopefuls.
By the end of the show, the Hopefuls had been split into three groups with one of them being sent home just short of a major milestone. The decisions are in and we now officially know the Top 50.
The American Idol 2018 Top 50
Females – Top 24
Kay Kay Alexis
Males – Top 26
Caleb Lee Hutchinson
Adam Sanders A.K.A. Ada Vox
So that’s 24 females and 26 males. And I’m sure, like me, some of your favorites are missing from the list. The one that really sticks out to me is Brandon Elder. His audition was my favorite and I cannot believe they didn’t keep him in the competition. At any rate, I’m really disappointed. Check out his original audition again below.
I was also disappointed to see David Francisco go home. His story was so touching and his initial audition nearly had me in tears. His Hollywood Week performance wasn’t the greatest, but I was still a fan and would have loved to see him move on to the next round.
Rissa Watson was another one that really hurt to see go. I thought her audition during week one, was one of the best of the season. But apparently her Hollywood Week experience didn’t have the same kind of effect on the judges.
Who were you disappointed to see go home after American Idol Season 16 Hollywood Week? Who are you excited to see perform next week?