The “American Idol” competition is well underway, and three Utah-based singers have a shot at making it to the top 24.
What’s going on
- The next round of “American Idol” — called the Showstopper round — airs on March 28 and 29. These two episodes will have singers showcase their talents by performing with a band, according to Parade.
- Singers who advance from this round will be in the show’s top 24.
- The two-hour episodes will air on ABC at 7 p.m. MT. Each episode will also be available to watch the day after it airs on ABC.com.
When will the Utah singers compete?
- Earlier this week, an “American Idol” representative gave the Deseret News an update on the three singers from Utah who are still competing on the show. Park City native Wyatt Pike will perform on Sunday night’s episode.
- The two other singers from Utah — Liahona Olayan and Lizzy O’Very — will appear in the episode on Monday night.
- Additionally, Andrea Valles — a Texas-based singer who grew up in Salt Lake City — will compete on the episode Sunday night.
What to expect
- Parade shared a sneak peak of 25-year-old contestant Jason Warrior’s Showstopper performance. The singer from Chicago chose to sing Imagine Dragons’ “Believer.” Although the clip doesn’t reveal if Warrior makes it through, the judges seem to be enjoying the performance in the video.
- “American Idol” also released a video of contestant Alanis Sophia performing Alanis Morissette’s “Uninvited.”
- “Idol” fans can also expect Olayan to bring more energy to her Showstopper performance than she did during her most recent performance. After her brother’s elimination during Hollywood Week, Olayan was emotional and had a hard time concentrating on the competition, the Deseret News reported. And then “Idol” judge Katy Perry scolded Olayan and gave her a wake-up call.
- “Katy Perry’s words really helped me to get out of my head,” Olayan wrote on Facebook. “They gave me a second chance and for that, I’m so grateful. ... Thanks for all your belief in me everyone and I’m going to keep pushing forward!”
- After the Showstopper round, the next round of “Idol” highlights all-star duets and solos on April 4 and 5, Good Housekeeping reported.
- The top 16 performances will then air on April 11.
- “Idol” hasn’t provided many details about the remaining episodes, but the 2021 schedule, reveals that “Idol” will hold the season finale on May 23.