American Idol 2024 Recap Episode 14: Who Makes It Into The Top 8?

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American Idol 2024 has entered the Top 10 portion of the season. We only have a few weeks left before the finale. By the end of tomorrow night’s episode, only seven contestants will remain. These final ten have an intense battle ahead for the American Idol 2024 crown.

Unfortunately, last week’s episodes ended with some surprising eliminations. Nya, Jordan Anthony, Roman Collins, and Jayna Elise were sent out of the competition. The judges loved Nya, Roman, and Jayna’s performances so these eliminations saddened them (and many of us). 

However, the judges saved all four and put them into the Top 14, so their eliminations weren’t totally shocking, just completely heartbreaking. Tonight the Top 10 must sing songs from their birth years to try to make it into the Top 8. This means we’ll hear lots of mid to late-90s songs and early-2000s hits. 

All of those eras have plenty of great songs across genres. The contestants shouldn’t struggle to find a song in which they can add a unique spin and style. To help them tackle these songs, icon, and superstar Shania Twain joins the episode. She acts as a mentor to the Top 10. 

American Idol winners Scotty McCreery and Just Sam return to perform. It’s a jam-packed episode with ten performances, two eliminations, plenty of performances, and some great advice from Shania Twain. Let’s get into the AmericanvIdol 2024 Top 10 Recap.

American Idol 2024 Top 10 Performances

The episode starts with home videos of baby versions of the Top 10 and their parents talking about their artist journey.

Mia Matthews sings “No One Needs To Know” by Shania Twain.

Luke Bryan says he loves the commercial-bility she will have in the country genre. He points out her forgetting some of her lines. Katy Perry says it looks like she was trying to impress someone (referring to Mia’s boyfriend) and shows in her performance.

To vote for Mia text 23 to 21523 or at the American Idol App or

Jack Blocker sings “Believe” by  Cher. He strips it down into a more introspective version.

Lionel Richie calls him Mr. Magic Man because he keeps reinventing himself. He tells him to push himself but not get too crazy. Katy says she loves him taking calculated risks. Luke says to have fun and continue to push himself.

To vote for Jack text 20 to 21523 or at the American Idol App or

McKenna Faith Breinholt sings “Iris” by Goo Goo Dolls.

Katy says she just took her back to her 13th year. It was magic. Luke calls it professional and amazing. Lionel says she’s the queen of smokey voice

To vote for McKenna text 12 to 21523 or at the American Idol App or

Kayko wants to sing “Oops!…I Did It Again” by Britney Spears. However, Shania warns him that his rendition may not work like he wants. He sings “Teenage Dirtbag” by Wheatus instead.

Luke basically commends him for taking risks.

To vote for Kayko text 5 to 21523 or at the American Idol App or

Emmy Russell sings “All The Small Things” by Blink 182.

Lionel tells Emmy that she has a real storytelling purity. He says she was relaxed with this performance. Katy says comfortable looks beautiful on her. She says she sounded the best she’s sounded so far.

To vote for Emmy text 17 to 21523 or at the American Idol App or

Just Sam performs “One Moment in Time” by Whitney Houston.

They give her a moment to shine and praise her.

Triston Harper sings “She’s Country” by Jason Aldean.

Katy says it was a big big star performance and thanks him for being a student in the game.

To vote for Triston text 24 to 21523 or at the American Idol App or

Abi Carter sings “Clocks” by Coldplay.

Luke praises her for taking his advice and getting from behind the piano.  Lionel says she’s on fire. Katy says Luke was right about getting from behind the piano.

To vote for Abi text 8 to 21523 or at the American Idol App or

Scotty McCreery perform “Cab In A Solo.”

Julia Gagnon sings “Here I Am” by Bryan Adams.

Katy compared her to Kelly Clarkson and told her to give more intimate stuff.

To vote for Julia text 4 to 21523 or at the American Idol App or

Will Moseley sings “Modern Day Bonnie and Clyde” by Travis Tritt.

Luke says it was the perfect song and delivery. Lionel says he loved it.

To vote for Will text 11 to 21523 or at the American Idol App or

Kaibrienne sings “Here Without You” by 3 Doors Down.

Luke says it was his favorite performance of her. He encourages people to vote for KB. Lionel calls it a killer performance.

To vote for Kaibrienne text 10 to 21523 or at the American Idol App or


Triston is safe.

Kaibrenne is safe.

Jack is safe.

Julia is safe.

Abi is safe.

McKenna is safe.

Will is safe.

Emmy is safe.

Kayko and Mia are eliminated.

Join us on Monday for another American Idol 2024 recap. We’ll see who America votes into the next round, and who the judges save. It’s also a night where the judges pick the contestants’ songs. It could be a very interesting and entertaining night. Make sure to add us on Facebook and X (formerly known as Twitter) for more American Idol spoilers, recaps, exclusives, news, and much more.