‘American Idol’ Recap: 12 Of The Top 24 Singers Belt Out Solos & Katy Can’t Keep Her Cool Over One

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‘American Idol’ returns for another episode and this time half of the top 24 singers are giving it their all with various solo performances. Find out how they did here!

American Idol is ready to roll again with 12 of the top 24 contestants showing off their skills with epic solo performances in front of an audience. Lionel Richie, Katy Perry and Luke Bryan are set to judge the hopefuls and choose their favorites to go on to the live shows and Ryan Seacrest is ready to host. On-air-personality and author Bobby Bones is mentoring the talented men and women behind the scenes and helping them prepare for the chance of a lifetime.

Dominique is up first. He struts his stuff while singing “Ain’t Nobody” by Chaka Khan & Rufus with high energy and Katy’s loving it. Lionel thinks he has star quality and Luke says what he’s doing is awesome. While getting advice, Layla Spring, who is set to perform next, gets surprised by Bobby with a video call from one of her AI favorites, season 10 runner-up, Lauren Alaina. Lauren tells Layla to enjoy the show and just do her best. The Kentucky native then gives off a huge stage presence when she belts out “A Broken Wing” by Martina McBride and gets high praise from all three judges.

Catie Turner, who’s known for her unique and quirky personality, is getting ready to make her impression on the judges next. She definitely stands out when she performs the classic jam “Call Me” by Blondie. Katy can’t help but cheer and dance during the rockin’ performance and all three judges couldn’t take their eyes off of her. Luke tells her that her voice never lets them down and Katy tells her to never change. Lionel loves the way she flips her hair and when Ryan asks her why she chose that song, she tells him her dad, who is in the audience, wanted her to sing it.

Dennis Lorenzo shares a heart to heart moment about his tough life with Bobby before it’s his turn to sing. “Rude” by MAGIC! is his song of choice and he sings it with confidence while getting the audience, which includes his family, involved by waving their hands and singing along. Katy thinks his connection with his family is beautiful and Lionel tells him that next time he’s on stage and doesn’t use the microphone stand, he should throw it away. Luke doesn’t think he can do any wrong and he’s grateful for the comments.

Venezuelan Michelle Sussett works with Bobby next and after she tells him she misses her mom because she hasn’t seen her for three years, Bobby surprises her by taking her to a food truck with South American food. She then takes to the stage to sing “If I Were A Boy” by…

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