‘American Idol’ Results Tonight: Who Went Home and Who Made the Top 5?

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American Idol is getting closer to picking the winner of the 2024 competition as tonight the Top 7 was reduced by two to the Top 5 as judges Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan critiqued the performances, but America voted.

Tonight, each of the Top 7 performed twice. Once singing dance songs from various artists, and then taking on a hit song from Grammy Award-winning artist Adele and making it their own. Multiplatinum superstar Ciara served as guest mentor.

Also, Meghan Trainor, who mentored earlier this season, returned to perform her singles “To the Moon” and “Been Like This.”

Then America voted live for the Top 5.

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Who went home tonight on American Idol 2024

Julia Gagnon
Mckenna Faith Brienholt

Advancing artists tonight on American Idol 2024 Top 5

Abi Carter
Emmy Russell
Jack Blocker
Triston Harper
Will Moseley

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Here’s how the night went down:

Jack Blocker

Song: “Long Tall Sally” by Little Richard

Luke said: “That is not the kid we knew a couple of weeks ago. That song made you use your voice in ways we haven’t heard. We didn’t know you had all that angst and yelling in there and you got all that dancing in. Great job.”

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Julia Gagnon

Song: “Roam” by The B-52’s

Katy said: “I love the B-52’s. What a cool song choice and that adlib was so wild. I missed the holding your nose. Dancing is hard to do. The energy is there, the vocals are there. You are there.”

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Abi Carter

Song: “My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up)” by Fall Out Boy

Katy said: “Where has all this energy been? Where has all the physicality been? If you had done that the whole time on Idol… Why were you saving that to the next to last show? I am scared for my job.”

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Mckenna Faith Brienholt

Song: “E.T.” by Katy Perry

Luke said: “First, Katy saves you last week, then you go shopping together. Who chose whose fabric? What a big-star looking moment. Naturally your voice is suited for those moments. You’re pushing yourself and it’s working. Keep learning what your voice can do. Great job.”

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Will Moseley

Song: “Gimme Three Steps” by Lynyrd Skynyrd

Lionel said: “I am going to give you some steps. Two steps. Your voice on top of everything, that was so good. I enjoyed the fact that you were having a good time.”

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Emmy Russell

Song: “Shut up and Dance” by Walk the Moon

Katy said: “Were you going to get up and dance? [No] You were the most confident I have seen you. It was the best you have ever sounded. Chill bumps everywhere.”

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Triston Harper

Song: “T-R-O-U-B-L-E” by Travis Tritt

Luke said: “You got me. You out gyrated me. You just keep smiling and dancing and having fun and it’s all going to be okay. You just keep smiling and do what you do.”

Adele Songs

Mckenna Faith Breinholt

Song: “Make You Feel My Love”

Lionel said: “Well, how you can make an Adele song very smoky? It was so wonderful to listen to. That was so good for your voice. Choice picking.”

Jack Blocker

Song: “One and Only”

Katy said: “Can I say, are you feeling yourself? Because I feel you are feeling yourself. We look up to people who are confident. We want people to aspire to and you are someone to aspire to.”

Will Moseley

Song: “Rolling in the Deep”

Luke said: “All your buddies back home are going to say, ‘They made you do Adele.’ Great job. Great song choice on that. You nail it every time buddy.”

Julia Gagnon

Song: “Set Fire to the Rain”

Lionel said: “Way to go to make an Adele song your song. You have so many sides to yourself. I don’t know who you are. Just be yourself. Drop the mic. We love you.”

Emmy Russell

Song: “Water Under the Bridge”

Katy said: “Am I at an Emmy Russell show? You’ve never sounded better than tonight. What did you do this week to get read? You look great. You have a great future. I can’t believe we are all still here. You got the memo Emmy.”

Triston Harper

Song: “Easy On Me”

Luke said: “It was really real, really you, really well done. A lot of reallys and you are up here on this stage making it happen.”

Abi Carter

Song: “Hello”

Lionel said: “Way to go when you take ‘Hello’ once, ‘Hello’ twice. That was the best I ever heard you. It was so delicate. It was so soulful. It was personal. That will keep a crowd coming back year after year. That was amazing.”

Then host Ryan Seacrest announced the results. Going through to the Top 5 were Abi, Jack, Triston, Will, and Emmy.

Going home was Mckenna and Julia.

American Idol airs live coast-to-coast on Sunday nights at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on ABC, and streams next day on Hulu.

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