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.