Katy Perry Reveals Her ‘Favorite’ Contestant on ‘American Idol’ Season 22

During the top 24 performances of American Idol Season 22, singer and judge Katy Perry declared contestant Abi Carter as her ‘favorite’. Perry went on to express admiration for Carter’s performance of Hillsong UNITED’s “Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)” during the Sunday episode on April 7. This was a key episode for Carter, as Perry was not the only one impressed with Carter’s performance.

Abi Carter’s Striking American Idol Performances

At just 21 years old, Carter has wowed the American Idol judges with her soulful renditions of popular songs. Her appealing performance of Billie Eilish’s song “What Was I Made For?” during her audition added to Perry’s admiration for her talent. Carter, despite being unwell with bronchitis, managed to impress the judges yet again with an acoustic version of Cher’s “If I Could Turn Back Time”, securing her place in the Top 24.

Judges Praise Abi Carter’s Talent

Katy Perry was not the only judge praising Carter’s performances. Judge Luke Bryan pointed out Carter as one of the front-runners and favorites of the season. Guest mentor, Tori Kelly, commended Carter on her true performer quality and mastery of the stage. The seasoned musician Lionel Richie also added to the encouraging remarks towards Carter.

Feedback and Response

After receiving these kind comments from the judges, American Idol host Ryan Seacrest asked Carter for her reaction to the supportive remarks. Visibly moved, Carter expressed her gratitude and described the experience as “the most incredible” one.

Fan Votes to Determine Carter’s Destiny

Despite Perry’s seal of approval, the final decision lies in the hands of the audience. The fans of the show will have to cast their votes to determine the fate of their favorite contestants in the popular singing competition. Following the episode, Carter took to Instagram to thank her fans for their support.

The Journey So Far

Carter has been impressing the judges from the beginning, receiving a standing ovation during her audition where she performed Billie Eilish’s Oscar-winning song from the Barbie movie soundtrack. Judge Katy Perry told Carter that her performance was a perfect example of singing from the heart and that she was evidently “made for this”.

Wrapping Up

By declaring Abi Carter as her favorite contestant during the top 24 performances, Katy Perry made a significant statement about the quality of Carter’s performance and her potential in the competition. As American Idol Season 22 continues, fans await with bated breath for the final verdict. For all the latest updates and scoop of American Idol, head to HitPlay.

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