American Idol made its way to Ko Olina, Hawaii’s Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa on Sunday (April 5) for the second week of the final showcase where the Top 40 contestants took the stage to prove to the judges that they have what it takes to advance to the Top 20.
After stunning the judges with his own rendition of a Creedence Clearwater Revival hit during Hollywood Week, Arthur Gunn returned to the Idol stage with Bob Marley’s “This Is Love.”
“I think it takes a lot of courage to be so vulnerable on such a big stage, coming from Nepal to America chasing a career in music, that takes a lot of guts,” Bobby Bones applauded prior to Gunn’s performance.
“Arthur so remember in the very beginning, your eyes, they were closed and you weren’t connecting? So last night you went in and out of that still just a little bit, but the moments that you did open your eyes are the moments that we just went on a journey with you,” said Katy Perry. “So keep connecting, keep your eyes open and let us in. ”
“I’m going to rip the bandaid off, you are pure light. Your job is to come and anoint the world with your gift. We have had some very hard decisions to make. You, my friend, are probably the easiest decision we’ve ever made, you’re in our top 20 and you’re our shining star.” said Lionel Richie.
“Congrats” Luke Bryan chimed in.
The fate of the remainder of the current season of American Idol remains unknown as producers are scrambling to make the live shows happen in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. Longtime host Ryan Seacrest recently opened up about the situation and promised that they are working hard to come up with a solution.