Five contestants remain on season 20 of American Idol! Minnesota Live producer, Lauren Andrego, is here to break down the latest episode for us.
- We have a top 5
- Leah Marlene, Huntergirl, Nicolina, Fritz Hager and Noah Thompson
- We lost Jay Copeland, a platinum-ticket winner, and Christian Guardino, who was one of her favorites
- Noah and Fritz had COVID, so neither was able to sing live in-studio
2. Leah Marlene
- Lauren’s favorite contestant
- She’s been transforming well-known songs into her own style
3. Fritz Hager
- Sang two original songs this week
- He had COVID, must have tested positive very soon before the show, because they had to air his rehearsal performance from the night before.
- The last platinum ticket winner remaining
- Potential winner?
5. Noah Thompson
- Other predicted winner
- Growth over the season
- Also got COVID
- 18 years old!
7. Only two more episodes left!
- Next week, we’ll get down to three contestants, then the finale
- Carrie Underwood will be the contestants’ next mentor — they’ll visit her at her Vegas residency!