American Idol 2021 Top 16 Contestants – Solo and Celebrity Duet Result with Judges Opinion.

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One of the most famous singing reality show, American Idol 2021 is booming with the talented Lionel Richie, beautiful and smart Katy Perry and charming Luke Bryan. Also show is hosted by Ryan Seacrest.

All the 24 contestants had performed Solo and Celebrity duet round in a group of 12 on Sunday and Monday of the last week. Results were declared on Sunday 11 April, which were based on ‘voting’. Now, it’s time to know who is eliminated and who is in the Top 16.

1) Alanis Sophia :
Solo song – “Alive” by Sia
Duet song – “Shallow” by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper
Duet partner – Jimmy Allen
Judges’ opinion on the solo and celebrity duet performance :
Lionel Richie – More you do, More you understand, as suggested by Lionel.
Luke Bryan – Luke praised her that she got an amazing voice.
Katy Perry – Katy enjoyed her solo performance as Alanis did his job in a very controlled and beautiful way.
Result based on voting – Alanis is in the top 16.

2) Cassandra Coleman :
Solo song – “Find Me” by Sigma ft. Birdy
Duet song – “Apologize” by Timbaland ft. OneRepublic.
Duet partner – Ryan Tedder.
Cassandra got a standing ovation for her solo performance.
Judges’ opinion on the solo and celebrity duet performance :
Lionel Richie – Concentration is good while singing but it shouldn’t reflect through your face, suggested by Lionel.
Luke Bryan – She has her own original style, praised by Luke.
Katy Perry – Katy feels spiritual experience in her voice.
Result based on voting – Cassandra is in the top 16.

3) Alyssa Wray :
Solo song – “Something in the Water” by Carrie Underwood
Duet song – “I’m Your Baby Tonight” by Whitney Houston
Duet partner – Katherine Mcphee
Judges’ opinion on the solo and celebrity duet performance :
Lionel Richie – Celebrity duet performance was so powerful that it looks like both had been doing it for 100 years, comment by Lionel.
Luke Bryan – The performance was awesome, praised by Luke.
Katy Perry – According to Katy, she has the potential to hold her own on the stage with the other star. Also while singing doesn’t think about the feeling that you should have, just be the feeling, as suggested by Katy.
Result based on voting – Alyssa is in the top 16.

4) Wyatt Pike :
Solo song – “Rubberband” by Tate McRae
Duet song – “Brand New” by Ben Rector
Duet partner – Ben Rector
He got standing ovation to his solo performance.
Judges’ opinion on the solo and celebrity duet performance :
Lionel Richie – His stage performance was so great that he owed that moment, said by Lionel.
Luke Bryan – After watching his performance Luke was just emotional the whole time. “Just be you”,Luke told him.
Katy Perry – He is an authentic star who’s hard work stepped out him into his stardom ,Katy said.
Result based on voting – Wyatt is in the top 16.

5) Alana Sherman :
Solo song – “Blow Your Mind (Mwah)” by Dua Lipa
Duet song – “Back at One” by Brian McKnight
Duet partner – Brian McKnight
Judges’ opinion on the solo and celebrity duet performance :
Lionel Richie – She has stage presence as well as energy to be a star but now she only need attitude which will be the secret of her success, Lionel said.
Luke Bryan – Right energy was on the solo performance and also duet round was very lovely, Luke praised.
Katy Perry – She lit the stage up as praised by Katy.
Result based on voting – Alana is eliminated.

6) Anilee List :
Solo song – “My Future” by Billie Eilish
Duet song – “Tell Me something Good” by Rufus and Chaka Khan
Duet partner – Joss Stone
Judges’ opinion on the solo and celebrity duet performance :
Lionel Richie – Josh stone is an perfect example of relaxation with concentration so she has to realize and use this quality, Lionel suggested.
Luke Bryan – Her performance was so close to next level greatness, praised by Luke.
Katy Perry – Katy demanded couple of more ad libs or little more pushing in her voice.
Result based on voting – Anilee is eliminated.

7) Deshawn Goncalves :
Solo song – “Forever Young” by Bob Dylan
Duet song – “I Lived” by One Republic
Duet partner – Ryan Tedder
Judges’ opinion on the solo and celebrity duet performance :
Lionel Richie – While singing just enjoys yourself, stage, and audience, as suggested by Lionel to him.
Luke Bryan – He has got a nice tone and maneuvers, praised by Luke.
Katy Perry – Katy complimented that he has one of the most unique top 3 voices in this competition.
Result based on voting – Deshawn is in the top 16.

8) Graham Defranco :
Solo song – “Raye” by John Splithoff
Duet song – “Love Like This” by Ben Rector
Duet partner – Ben Rector
Judges’ opinion on the solo and celebrity duet performance :
Lionel Richie – Not a booming voice, not a screaming voice but he got a great storytelling voice that moved all the judges, as praised by Lionel.
Luke Bryan – His voice is so listenable and he is able to turn songs into his style, Luke praised.
Katy Perry – According to Katy, his solo song was more vibe based, she couldn’t feel any emotions or connections but with duet song, she agreed with Lionel.
Result based on voting – Graham is in the top 16.

9) Andrea Valles :
Solo song – “Lo Vas a Olvidar” by Billie Eilish and Rosalia
Duet song – “Careless Whisper” by George Michael
Duet partner – Brian McKnight
Judges’ opinion on the solo and celebrity duet performance :
Lionel Richie – To do a duet with Brian McKnight and stand on your own is a massive compliment, said Lionel.
Luke Bryan – She brought back her big star quality, Luke praised.
Katy Perry – She sang incredibly in Spanish, praised by Katy, and also she can do everything, gave a compliment.
Result based on voting – Andrea is eliminated.

10) Cecil Ray :
Solo song – “Paint Me a Birmingham” by Tracy Lawrence
Duet song – “Freedom Was a Highway” by Jimmie Allen and Brad Paisley
Duet partner – Jimmie Allen
Judges’ opinion on the solo and celebrity duet performance :
Lionel Richie – Lionel pointed out for lack of stage performance and attitude.
Luke Bryan – Luke told him about some pitch problems
Katy Perry – He is the underdog here, He has to give a little more as everybody expects from him, said Katy.
Result based on voting – Cecil is eliminated.

11) Willie Spence :
Solo song – “Wind Beneath My Wing” by Bette Midler
Duet song – “The Prayer” by Celine Dion and Andrea Bocelli
Duet partner – Katherine Mcphee
Willie got standing ovation for his solo performance.
Judges’ opinion on the solo and celebrity duet performance :
Lionel Richie – He not only made that song, but also made it his own song and this is the quality of a superstar, praised by Lionel.
Luke Bryan – The way he go about being on the stage and the way of his singing is very lovable, Luke said.
Katy and – He is a powerhouse, Katy praised.
Result based on voting – Willie is in the top 16.

12) Grace Kinstler :
Solo song – “Queen” by Jessie J
Duet song – “Midnight Train to Georgia” by Gladys knight and Pipps
Duet partner – Joss Stone
Judges’ opinion on the solo and celebrity duet performance :
Lionel Richie – Her voice quality, character with voice and the confidence makes her winning package, Lionel said.
Luke Bryan – She is growing as an artist as well as performance, said by Luke.
Katy Perry – Katy advised her to sing on those timeless, classic song which are gifts for her .
Result based on voting – Grace is in the top 16.

13) Jason Warrior :
Solo song – “Call Out My Name” by The Weeknd
Duet song – “How Deep Is Your Love ” by the Bee Gees
Duet partner – PJ Morton
Jason got a standing ovation for his solo performance.
Judges’ opinion on the solo and celebrity duet performance :
Lionel Richie – It does not get better than that what he did, Lionel praised.
Luke Bryan – “It’s just good old fashioned, getting sweaty and dirty. That’s what’s awesome about you. “, said Luke.
Katy Perry – This was the best solo and duet performance, Katy praised. Also, she demanded a new artistic look.
Result based on voting – Jason is eliminated.

14) Beane :
Solo song – “Don’t Start Now ” by Dua Lipa
Duet song – “Angels” by Robbie Williams
Duet partner – Josh Groban
Beane got a standing ovation for his solo performance.
Judges’ opinion on the solo and celebrity duet performance :
Lionel Richie – “You made us turn around on every note to say, ‘I am here ‘, and We noticed what we’re doing. ” Lionel said.

Luke Bryan – He is growing every phase of this competition as praised by Luke.
Katy Perry – Beane has an incredible artistic vision and she will invest in him any day, said Katy.

Result based on voting – Bean is in the top 16.

15) Madison Watkins :
Solo song – “Holy” by Justin Bieber
Duet song – “Don’t You Worry ‘Bout a Thing” by Stevie Wonder
Duet partner – Tory Kelly
Madison got standing ovation for her solo performance.
Judges’ opinion on the solo and celebrity duet performance :
Lionel Richie – Lionel praised that She reacted to something exactly that her duet partner did.
Luke Bryan – “You showcased your voice at a level that I have not seen and that’s what this part of the competition is about.”Luke complemented.
Katy Perry – Keep bringing those moments that stand out and the Performance was fantastic, said by Katy.
Result based on voting – Madison is in the top 16.

16) Hannah Everhart :
Solo song “I was wrong” by Chris Stapleton
Duet song – “She’s Country” by Jason Aldean
Duet partner – Jason Aldean
Judges’ opinion on the solo and celebrity duet performance :
Lionel Richie – “believe in yourself, you got the gut,
Lionel said.
Luke Bryan – Her personality is so infectious that once her talent catches up, she will shine like a star as said by Luke.
Katy Perry – “Keep taking the energy to the next level, It will go beyond”, Katy commented.
Result based on voting – Hannah is eliminated.

17) Mary Jo Young :
Solo song – “Castle on the Hill” by Ed Sheeran
Duet song – “Foolish Games” by Jewel
Duet partner – Jewel
Judges’ opinion on the solo and celebrity duet performance :
Lionel Richie – “You’re young, you’re fresh and you represented your generation. ” Lionel said.
Luke Bryan – She is her own artist, she did her performance in her own style, which was so appreciable, Luke praised.
Katy Perry – Her streamline was very pro and she definitely will make it next level, said Katy.
Result based on voting – Mary is eliminated.

18) Chayce Beckham :
Solo song – “Afterglow ” by Ed Sheeran
Duet song – “Drive ” by Incubus
Duet partner – Brandon Boyd
Chayce got a standing ovation for his solo performance
Judges’ opinion on the solo and celebrity duet performance :
Lionel Richie – He has a Magical voice and given the total performance which brought him into the moment, Lionel said.
Luke Bryan – The sky is the limit for him, he can do all of that praised Luke.
It is not a singing show, it is a bonafide artist show, wherever he wants to go, he can go, praised by Katy.
Result based on voting – Chayce is in the top 16.

19) Colin Jamieson :
Solo song – “Locked out of Heaven ” by Bruno Mars
Duet song – “Hollow ” by Tori Kelly
Duet partner – Tori Kelly
Judges’ opinion on the solo and celebrity duet performance :
Lionel Richie – His attitude will take him everywhere as said by Lionel.
Luke Bryan – “What is infectious about you is you are really having fun in your moment “Luke said.
Katy Perry – “You looked like you played 300 shows a year “, Katy said.
Result based on voting – Colin is in the top 16.

20) Liahona Olayan :
Solo song – “Just Friends” by Audrey Mika
Duet song – “Say So” by PJ Morton.
Duet partner – PJ Morton
Liahona got a standing ovation for her solo performance.
Judges’ opinion on the solo and celebrity duet performance :
Lionel Richie – Lionel feels, she is on her way to something huge.
Luke Bryan – She is so talented, said Luke.
Katy Perry – At seeing her Katy felt, she is not only Radio Ready but it looks like she is with the whole package.
Result based on voting – Liahona is eliminated.

21) Ava August :
Solo song – “Drivers License” by Olivia Rodrigo
Duet song – “Both Sides Now ” by Joni Mitchell
Duet partner – Josh Groban
Judges’ opinion on the solo and celebrity duet performance :
Lionel Richie – Lionel felt, she is singing far beyond her age.
Luke Bryan – “Your delivery keeps us wrap there in your hand that stuff a 15 years should not be doing “,Luke praised.
Katy Perry – Katy encouraged her and called her an ‘old soul ‘.
Result based on voting – Ava is in the top 16.

22) Caleb Kennedy :
Solo song – “Midnight Rider “by The Allman Brothers Band
Duet song – “Fly Over States “by Jason Aldean
Duet partner – Jason Aldean
Judges’ opinion on the solo and celebrity duet performance :
Lionel Richie – “You have so much promises in your career, I just can wait wait to see you where you go with this “, said Lionel
Katy Perry – Katy said that he has got country listeners that are more mainstream because he is so authentically himself.
Result based on voting – Caleb is in the top 16.

23) Hunter Metts :
Solo song – “Chandelier ” by Sia
Duet song – “Who Will Save Your Soul ” by Jewel
Duet partner – Jewel
Judges’ opinion on the solo and celebrity duet performance :
Lionel Richie – “You’ve got everything you need to be the superstar you want to be ” Lionel praised.
Luke Bryan – He has an undeniable sounding voice that is his own that you can always count on, Luke said.
Katy Perry – He came up as an incredible talented Contestant and got unique voice that is only his own as said by Katy.
Result based on voting – Hunter is in the top 16.

24) Casey Bishop :
Solo song – “Decode” by Paramore
Duet song – “Wish You Were Here” by Incubus
Duet partner – Brandon Boyd
Casey got a standing ovation for her solo performance
Judges’ opinion on the solo and celebrity duet performance :
Lionel Richie – She is one of the special ones in this whole group and also when she is standing on the stage, she owns it, Lionel praised.
Luke Bryan – She has a voice, now get the attitude and bring the rock back as Luke said.
Katy Perry – “That voice and that attitude and that raw rock, I want to see you throw bows and get the little angry and make that stage you b****h because that’s how you are singing, ” Katy encouraged her.
Result based on voting – Casey is in the top 16.

American Idol 2021 Contestants List - Top 16

Sr. No. Contestant NameStatus
1Alyssa WrayTop 16
2Jason WarriorEliminated
3Andrea VallesEliminated
4Chayce BeckhamTop 16
5Caleb Kennedy Top 16
6Wyatt PikeTop 16
7Cassandra ColemanTop 16
8BeaneTop 16
9Hannah EverhartEliminated
10Graham DefrancoTop 16
11Alanis SophiaTop 16
12Casey BishopTop 16
13Willie SpenceTop 16
14Mary Jo YoungEliminated
15Hunter MettsTop 16
16Grace Kinstler Top 16
17Deshawn GoncalvesTop 16
18Colin JamiesonTop 16
19Ava AugustTop 16
20Liahona OlayanEliminated
21Madison WatkinsTop 16
22Alana ShermanEliminated
23Anilee List Eliminated
24Cecil RayEliminated

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