‘American Idol’s” Dillon James Wows With ‘Our Town’ From the ‘Cars’ Soundtrack

American Idol returned on Sunday (May 10), revealing the Top 7 and showcasing Disney-themed performances from the remaining contestants. Once again,…


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May 10, 2020


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American Idol returned on Sunday (May 10), revealing the Top 7 and showcasing Disney-themed performances from the remaining contestants. Once again, everyone, including the contestants, the judges, Luke Bryan, Lionel Richie and Katy Perry, as well as host, Ryan Seacrest, and in-house mentor, Bobby Bones, appeared from their homes.

Dillion James was the final Idol hopeful to secure a spot in the Top 7.  The “Spiritual Cowboy” impressed with his rendition of “Our Town” from the Cars soundtrack.

Perry praised James for taking the judges’ advice from last week and applying it to this week, while Bryan complimented his emotion and the dynamics of the song. Richie called him a “true artist.”

Fans who would like to vote for Dillon James can vote online or by texting 15 to 21523.

Sunday’s episode of American Idol revealed the Top 7 contestants and featured the Idol hopefuls singing various Disney tunes such as the title track of Beauty and the Beast, “ Cinderella‘s “A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes,” and Lion King‘s “Can You Feel the Love Tonight?” Later, they went on to perform songs that remind them of their mothers or mother figures.

Following Sunday’s show, America will cast votes to determine the American Idol Top 5.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.