American Idol Showcase/Final Judgement, Laine Hardy Preview! (VIDEO)

AMERICAN IDOL - Aloha! Music industry legends and all-star judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie, along with Emmy (r) -winning producer and host Ryan Seacrest and official "American Idol" in house mentor, Bobby Bones, continued the search for the next superstar during the seriesÕ iconic showcase rounds at Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa in Ko Olina, Hawaii on Monday, January 28, 2019. Joining the celebration was DisneyÕs beloved Minnie Mouse. "American IdolÓ is returning to The ABC Television Network for its second season on Sunday, March 3rd (8:00 - 10:00 p.m. EST). (ABC/Karen Neal) KATY PERRY, MOANA, LIONEL RICHIE, RYAN SEACREST

I am not sure why ABC isn’t making a bigger deal out of expanding Sunday’s American Idol to THREE HOURS. Therefore, I didn’t notice the 8-11 pm running time on a recent press release until @IdolSpoilers mentioned it on twitter! Here’s a snip:

For the first time ever, “American Idol”’s iconic showcase round hits the road, heading to Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa in Ko Olina, Hawaii, where the show’s Top 40 contestants take to the beach for incredible solo performances in front of a live audience and the superstar judge panel. Following the performances, it’s an emotional roller coaster in paradise as the judges sit down with each contestant to reveal their fate, culminating with the show’s Top 20 finalists. The search for America’s next superstar continues on The ABC Television Network, SUNDAY, MARCH 31 (8:00–11:00 p.m. EDT), streaming and on demand.

In the episode The Top 40 will perform in front of judges Lionel Richie, Katy Perry and Luke Perry for a spot in the Top 20. Afterward, the judges will cut HALF the contestants during the brutal Final Judgement. Additionally, mentor Bobby Bones and host Ryan Seacrest will be on hand to comfort the eliminated contestants.  

American Idol 2019 Top 40 Showcase Round Contestant List with Songs (PHOTOS)

By the way, I have been able to INDEPENDENTLY confirm the Top 20 Spoilers are 100 percent correct. Not the song spoilers–but the singers who made the cut. Don’t even @ me about it. It’s a done deal.  I am sorry if your favorite was cut! Check em out here, BUT DO NOT DISCUSS SPOILERS IN THIS THREAD.

(UPDATE: Reality Blurred spilled the beans. ABC publicity sent out a press release announcing the Top 20 by mistake. I was coy because I am not on the PR email list, but managed to get my hands on the press release in another way. Didn’t want to risk throwing my source under the bus.)

American Idol 2019 Spoilers: Top 20 Solo and Celebrity Song Choices
American Idol 2019 Spoilers – Top 20 Contestant List

Check out an exciting preview of Sunday’s show.  Only Laine Hardy and Tyler Mitchell remain. The judges cut Laine at the same spot and in the very same way last season. Tyler is the inexperience country crooner who works the oil fields. Which singer will make the cut?

UPDATE: According to the photos Margie Mays and Eddie Island are pitted against each other. 

This is fun. Ryan Seacrest poops all over the Top 40 beach party!



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