American Idol 2020 Hollywood Week Duets Live Blog

American Idol 2020 Hollywood Rounds continue TONIGHT on ABC at 8 pm ET/PT. The second of THREE Hollywood episodes will feature the contestants pairing up in duets to perform for the judges. Say goodbye to the Group round! Featured on the panel are veteran R&B master, Lionel Richie, pop star Katy Perry and country singer Luke Bryan. Ryan Seacrest returns to host.

Peyton Aldridge and Madison Paige – Don’t You Wanna Stay by Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson – Madison is not getting much help from her partner. He’s gone missing. She even had to pick their song! Bobby helps her find him. “I was in my room eating chicken wings,” he says as an excuse. He’s pissed off because there was no ranch dressing. Uhm. At the last minute Peyton decides to play guitar. It’s kind of a mess! Ha. They call themselves “The Chicken Wings.” The two argue on stage before their performance. Lionel basically tells them to knock it off. It’s just the two of them with Peyton on acoustic guitar. Lionel calls it “buckshot.” Peyton apologizes to Madison for not cooperating. “I think y’all should give her another chance.” Madison was prepared to sing with piano. The last minute guitar switch through them off. And after all THAT, the judges decide to give them BOTH another chance.

Two Worlds Collide During Courtney Timmons’ and Zack Dobbins’ Duet – American Idol 2020

Zack Dobbins and Courtney Timmons – Dangerous Woman – Zach wanted to sing “Higher Love” but it doesn’t work out. Bobby tries to help. He suggests “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough.” At midnight, they’re still practicing. But not really getting along. Kat McPhee’s sister, Adriana is still a vocal coach with the show. She’s trying to help them. Courtney is frustrated. “I don’t play at all,” she says. They change the song AGAIN at 2:45 am…to Dangerous Woman. At this point, Courtney is so upset, she’s crying. “Singing is everything to me. It’s all I have.” Zach seems unable to learn new songs. He’s still memorizing the lyrics the morning of. He whiffs his performance right off the bat. He crumbles under pressure. Courtney is holding her own, even while singing in Zach’s style. It’s bad for both of them. “You can give up backstage, at home, in your mind…but you NEVER give up on stage,” Lionel lectures, “You never leave your partner alone…you fake it.” Katy says they can apply the lesson and learn from it. “You both are very special.” Courtney is devastated. Both are eliminated.

Young charmers Louis Knight and Francisco Martin set the rivalry rumors straight. Will Katy Perry, Lionel Richie, and Luke Bryan think their version of “Breakeven” is enough to move on in the competition?

Faith Becnel and Jovin Webb – Both are from Louisiana. Jovin says they’ll have a long long friendship. – BOTH advance

Travis Finlay and Genavieve Linkowski bring some fun to the Hollywood Duets Round, and give an amazing performance of the Celine Dion and Josh Groban hit. Will their version of “The Prayer” impress Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan?

Kat Lopez and Alex Garrido perform a Lauren Daigle hit for Lionel Richie, Luke Bryan and Katy Perry. Will these real-life love birds both carry on to the next round? Or does the Hollywood Week stage only have room for one?

Margie Mays and Jonny West pair-up as “MarJonny Ways” for the Hollywood Duets Round. Will their love stand the pressure?

It takes them awhile to decide on a song. Makayla isn’t totally on board with The Prayer. Cyniah loves harmonizing. Makayla maybe not so much. Cyniah’s mom steps in to coach. In the end, the two deliver a beautiful and tender version of the song. Katy congratulates them on “All your subtleties and choices.” Both advance.

Elyjuh Rene and Kimmy Gabriela – Both advance

Evan Kuriga and Dillon James – Both advance

Lauren Spencer and Makayla Brownlee – Both advance

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