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“American Idol” recap: Say hello to the Top 16


And then there were 16. 

After revealing the results of America’s votes, American Idol said goodbye to eight talented singers on Sunday night’s episode.

The remaining contestants, which make up the Top 16, went on to give a performance — but they aren’t safe for long. America is tasked, again, with voting for their favorites in hopes that they will make it through to the next round and the Top 10, which will be revealed during Monday’s show.

In addition to the Top 10 that the nation will chose, judges Katy PerryLionel Richie, and Luke Bryan, will also choose two contestants to move forward in the competition, bringing the total to 12. 

Here’s who made it into the Top 16. 

Alyssa Wray 
Roberta Flack “Killing Me Softly With His Song”

Graham DeFranco
Frank Sinatra “That’s Life”

Grace Kinstler
Sia “Elastic Heart”

Alanis Sophia
Brandi Carlile “The Story”

Willie Spence
Adele “Set Fire To The Rain”

Deshawn Goncalves
Nina Simone “Feeling Good”

Wyatt Pike
Kings of Leon “Use Somebody”

Cassandra Coleman
Chris Isaak “Wicked Game” 

Caleb Kennedy
Chris Stapleton “Midnight Train To Memphis”

Colin Jamieson
Tears For Fears “Everyone Wants To Rule The World” 

Casey Bishop
Soundgarden “Black Hole Sun”

Madison Watkins
Sara Bareilles “Gravity”

Thirdstory “Searching For A Feeling”

Hunter Metts
Bon Iver “Skinny Love”

Ava August
Anne-Marie “2002”

Chayce Beckham
Bob Marley and The Wailers “Waiting In Vain”

Eliminated: Alana, Anilee List, Andrea Valles, Cecil Ray, Hannah Everhart, Jason Warrior, Liahona and Mary Jo Young

American Idol returns Monday at 8 p.m. ET on ABC. 

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