Long-time American Idol host Ryan Seacrest announced the Top 16 contestants for the 2021 season of Idol during the episode that aired on April 11, 2021. The remaining contestants moved on from their hopes of competing for their chance to be the next American Idol.
The top 24 each performed alongside a celebrity for the “All-Star Duets and Solos” round of the competition, which is what led up to the vote for the top 16.
Since the top 24 were split into two separate groups, eight contestants from each night will move forward.
WARNING: Spoilers for the Top 16 Episode of American Idol follow. Don’t read on if you don’t want to know who was eliminated from the show.
Here’s who got eliminated from American Idol on April 11, 2021:
Alana Sherman performed “Blow Your Mind (MWAH)” by Dua Lipa for her solo performance in the All-Star round and “Back at One” by Brian McKnight alongside Brian McKnight for the duet round.
Alana previously performed “Bust Your Windows” by Jazmine Sullivan to get into the top 24.
Andrea Valles was the contestant who wore an eye patch during her recent performances because she’d just gotten eye surgery. For her celebrity duet, Valles performed “Careless Whisper” alongside Brian McKnight.
Anilee List performed “Blue” for her audition, amazing all three of the judges. More recently, the 24-year-old with Tourette’s syndrome performed “My Future” by Billie Eilish and “Tell Me Something Good” by Rufus & Chaka Khan in her duet with Joss Stone.
Cecil Ray was dubbed the “Country Justin Bieber” by Katy Perry during the first round of the competition. For his All-Star Solos and Duets, Ray performed “Paint Me a Birmingham” by Tracy Lawrence and “Freedom Was a Highway” by Jimmie Allen and Brad Paisley while dueting with Jimmie Allen.
Hannah Everhart was called the country look-alike of Katy Perry during her audition, and though she impressed the judges a few times, viewers were not a fan of her song choices or musicality during the All-Star Duets and Solos rounds.
During the round, Everhart dueted with country music legend Jason Aldean in an interesting rendition of “She’s Country.”
Jason Warrior performed “Call Out My Name” by The Weeknd for his solo performance during the All-Star Duets and Solos round as well as a performance of “How Deep is Your Love” by the Bee Gees in a duet with PJ Morton.
Warrior previously performed “Believer” by Imagine Dragons and “What’s Going On” by Marvin Gaye.
Liahona Olayan has been through quite the journey on American Idol this season. First, she auditioned alongside her brother with an incredible original song and made it through. Then, when her brother was later eliminated, she had a hard time bringing energy to her duet performance in Hollywood Week.
Olayan was given a break, however, and moved forward to the Top 24 where she performed “Just Friends” by Audrey Mika and a duet of “Say So” with PJ Morton.
Mary Jo Young
Mary Jo Young was a Tik Tok star before she stepped foot in the door to audition for American Idol; the first time she ever sang in front of her mom was in that audition room.
For her All-Star Duets and Solos performances, Mary Jo Young performed “Castle on the Hill” by Ed Sheeran and “Foolish Games” alongside Jewel and Mary Jo Young.
American Idol airs Sundays and Mondays at 8 p.m. Eastern and Pacific on ABC.