American Idol 2020: Cyniah Elise & Makayla Phillips Diva Duet (Video)

Goodbye groups! American Idol has changed up Hollywood Week for season 18. Along with replacing the Lines of 10 with the Genre Challenge, the show as also ditched the traditional group round. Instead, singers will seek out a partner. The two have to agree on a song and arrangement, and check their egos at the door before they both can shine.

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Cyniah Elise and Makayla Phillips come together, but have disagreements. Cyniah searches for another partner, but it’s too late. Most singers have paired up already. The two pair up again, a little reluctantly. Makayla doesn’t like the song choice. BOTH are big voiced diva singers. Will they be able to come together in time to impress judges Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie with their duet performance of “The Prayer” by Celine Dion? See if they can make room for each other on the stage.

American Idol Hollywood Week continues on ABC Sunday March 22 and Monday March 23 at 8 pm ET/PT.

Watch Cyniah Elise and Makayla Phillips perform “The Prayer” by Cyniah Elise


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