Disney Night has worked a little differently over the past few seasons and Chapter 19 is no exception. Of course, there are plenty of Disneys to celebrate overnight, but this section will lead with some important information. I’m sure many American Idol fans have died knowing them.
The Top 9 and one contestant from last season headed to Disney World for the best night of the year! https://t.co/b5AQwrU9Gc
— ABC13 Houston (@abc13houston) May 3, 2021
On Sunday, “American Idol” had a Disney night, with 10 artists from Season 18 getting a second chance to win the final Top 10 slot. Arthur Gunn, the runner-up in Season 18, was chosen as the winner. In the meantime, the top nine contestants were flown to Disney World to meet with mentor John Stamos. Jon Batiste sang “It’s All Right” from “Soul” and Sofia Carson opened the show with “A Whole New World.”
Outfits of contestants and performances
Katy Perry also dressed up as Tinker Bell for the occasion. Caleb Kennedy performed “Real Gone” from “Cars” and collaborated with Stamos on stage presence. Willie Spence conducted “The Lion King’s” “The Circle of Life.” He got a standing ovation from the audience as well as the judges. Perry described his show as “spiritual.”
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— KATY PERRY NEWS (@katyperryinfos_) May 3, 2021
Deshawn Goncalves performed “When You Wish Upon a Star” from “Pinocchio,” and the judges remarked on how much he had grown since the auditions. “When She Loved Me,” a song from “Toy Story 2,” was performed by Casey Bishop. Luke Bryan told her, “I don’t think I’ve ever had chill bumps like that in four years of doing this show.” Perry enjoys Chayce Beckham’s rendition of “Baby Mine” from “Dumbo.” Lionel Richie advised him to enjoy himself more on stage.
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Perry described Alyssa Wray’s performance of “A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes” from “Cinderella” as “elegant and elevated.” Richie praises Arthur Gunn’s voice on “Remember Me” from “Coco,” despite the fact that Gunn has never seen the film. “Go the Distance” from “Hercules” was performed by Cassandra Coleman. Coleman’s “most solid vocal from top to bottom,” according to Bryan, was his “most solid vocal from top to bottom.”
18-year-old Alyssa Wray has an incredible voice on #AmericanIdol! https://t.co/snRBh5hrYY
— HollywoodLife (@HollywoodLife) May 3, 2021
Hunter Metts sings “You’ll Be in My Heart” from “Tarzan,” putting his range to the test. “Keep taking those leaps,” Perry advised. “Into the Unknown,” from “Frozen 2,” was performed by Grace Kinstler. Perry said of the results, “Oh my Goddess.” Alyssa Wray, Cassandra Coleman, and Deshawn Goncalves are among the “Idol” finalists who will not be moving on.