American Idol 2023 Polls: Vote for Night 1 Favs, Predict the Losers

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American Idol 2023 Top 26 POLLS: Vote for your favorites from Night 1. Predict who will leave the competition!

Thirteen contestants from the Top 26 performed Sunday night (April 16) and the remaining singers will grace the Disney Aulani stage in Hawaii on Monday night. (April 17). With part 1 of The Top 26 performance episodes done, It’s time to vote for your favorites. (Read our recap)

The calibre of talent and performance on this first night was VERY HIGH. So far, season 21 is shaping up to be one of the best from the ABC era. I could make a case for advancing every single artist who performed Sunday night. But three singers will go home when the Top 20 is unveiled next Sunday (April 23).

Tonight’s mentor, Allen Stone was sweet and encouraging and gave the constants solid advice. “Call me Uncle Al” cracked me up. I want to be his best friend! Heh. His manner with the kids reminded me of Chris Martin from Coldplay, who mentored on season 19. He was also very kind and caring.

Who should go home?

If I had to choose three to go home I’d pick Haven Madison, Warren Peay and either Elise Kristine or Zachariah Smith.

I have mixed feelings about Haven. She has shown real songwriting ability. But she probably should have waited a couple of years. Her vocals and performance ability could use some work. Elise has also had some terrific performances. But her performance this week wasn’t her best. Warren is the weakest of the country singers. Covering Adele was a bold choice, but he didn’t seem as present on stage as he could have been. Maybe the hat thing distracted him. Zachariah was very entertaining, but his schtick could wear thin. He’s got to do a Taylor Hicks and pull off a ballad.

I am looking forward to Monday night’s part 2 episode. I’ll post up some polls afterward, and then post all the results later in the week.

No, Lionel, Iam Tonga is not the first Hawaiian contestant to make it far on Idol

Bringing this over from the recap: For people who took Lionel Richie’s words literally. NO Iam Tonga is not the first Hawaiian contestant to “make it this far.” Surely Lionel meant “in the ABC era.” Because back in 2004, Season 3 conducted auditions in Hawaii, and a slew of Hawaiian singers advanced, including Camille Velasco (9th place) and Jasmine Trias (3rd).

VOTE VOTE VOTE for your favorite performance. Pick the three singers YOU think will be going home. And Allen Stone, YAY or NAY.

American Idol 2023 Top 26 Pt 1 Polls

Which three contestants will be eliminated?

Vote for your favorite performance

Allen Stone Yay or Nay?

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