The competition to become the next “American Idol” can be tiring and frustrating, but it can also be uplifting. Duets night at Hollywood Week demonstrated both aspects of the competition.
The relationship between Douglas Mills Jr. and Scarlet, which seemed to be a complete mismatch on the surface, resulted in some of the show’s most emotional scenes.
“There isn’t really anything that connects us,” Scarlet stated.
Scarlett became frustrated when Douglas could not recall his words for their song “Rewrite the Stars,” and she eventually left the stage in a huff.
“I find it difficult to memorize songs really quickly,” he remarked. “It’s challenging for me.”
Scarlet attributed her reaction to his difficulties to negative experiences she had had in the past with other singers.
When the couple finally took the stage together, Douglas fumbled through the song as they tried to figure out what had happened.
Katy Perry referred to this phenomenon as “death through song.” “That song was definitely not the one to listen to. We could tell that you didn’t truly know what you were talking about.”
Katy stated that despite their difficulties, they were making progress because of “certain moments in the past and how beautiful they were.”
With their rendition of “The Prayer,” Christian Guardino and Nicolina gave a performance that had the potential to be the most impressive duet of the evening.
Lionel Richie told them after the performance, “I have to tell you when you can stand on a stage under pressure and we’re mesmerized just watching how you play off each other, it has all the makings of something so special,” he said. “I have to tell you when you can stand on a stage under pressure and we’re mesmerized just watching how you play off each other.”
Once they find out who their partner is, the candidates don’t have a lot of time to practice their duet before it is performed. A few of the competitors were up late into the night working on their preparations for the competition.
After a long night of practicing with Cadence Baker, Cole Hallman expressed his exhaustion by saying, “I am really fatigued.”
They performed “How Sweet It Is” by James Taylor, although Luke Bryan thought that their whole performance was “underwhelming” in comparison to their prior outings.
Cole has acknowledged that his voice is deteriorating, and the panel of judges has decided that his time on American Idol has come to an end.
Kelsie Dolin, who is harmonizing for the first time and has no experience on stage, was matched with former Miss America Betty Maxwell, which may have been the most uplifting moment of the night. Kelsie Dolin was paired with former Miss America Betty Maxwell.
Despite the fact that she has made progress during the season, Kelsie has struggled with her confidence.
“You are such a brilliant gem hidden beneath the surface. The only thing left for you to do is brush off that dirt “She was informed by Katy Perry.
Betty tried to bolster her self-assurance by working with Kelsie on dancing and harmonizing in the hopes of improving her performance, but she stated that she was worried about coming into the show.
Lionel Richie was moved to tears by their performance of Pink’s “Just Give Me a Reason” as a duet.
“I was frightened for a second because I thought you were not going to rise to the occasion,” he added. “I was worried because I believed you were not going to rise to the occasion.” “You managed to get through. When I last saw you, you were harmonizing and bringing attitude to the dance floor. Who the heck are you now?”
Katy Perry praised Betty for helping Kelsie be the best version of herself that she could be.
You may see more of the show’s duets that are now streaming on Hulu right now.
The competition to find the next American Idol will continue on Monday night with the showstopper phase. During this round, the hopefuls will perform on stage for the first time accompanied by a band, and the number of contestants will be cut down to the top 24.
You may watch the next episode of American Idol on your local ABC station on Monday at 8 p.m. ET/PT | 7 p.m. CT, and then on Hulu the following day.