‘American Idol’s season 17 contestants are hitting the big stage! The Top 14 perform for America’s votes for the first time this season on the April 14 episode, with a place in the Top 10 on the line.
The April 14 episode of American Idol kicks off with a performance from Laine Hardy, who actually competed on the show’s 16th season and is back for a second chance. He sings Elvis Presley’s “That’s All Right,” and continues to show off his new rockstar look in a glittery suit jacket. The judges are on their feet after Laine’s high-energy performance, and Katy Perry gushes over how much Laine has grown. However, Luke Bryan urges him to get a little looser and “shake it out” a bit more while performing.
Laine is followed by Evelyn Cormier, who opens up about previously being on 90 Day Fiance for the first time. She reveals that she’s hoping to be known for singing, rather than her reality TV past, and she gives a unique performance of “The Middle” by Jimmy Eat World. The judges rave over her incredible stage presence and always taking risks with her performances.
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