Paulding native Hutchinson moves to semifinal round of 'American Idol' competition

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Paulding native Hutchinson moves to semifinal round of 'American Idol' competition

The hopefuls performed a Prince song, backed by his longtime drummer Sheila E., and another song from the year each of them was born.

Hutchinson joined Gabby Barrett, Cade Foehner, Maddie Poppe and Michael J. Woodard as the five to move on to the semifinal round of the music competition. Nevertheless, "Idol's" closest competition in the demo was fellow ABC series "America's Funniest Home Videos", which drew a 1.1 and 5.5 million viewers at 7 p.m.

"American Idol" hits the road with its live tour coming to the Fox Theatre on August 10; concert time is at 7 p.m. Season 8 "American Idol" victor Kris Allen is the special guest.

At 22, rock star Cade Foehner is the oldest contestant of the Top 7 on American Idol. Rather, she opts for Womack's tried and true ballad version (yawn), and it's another technically flawless performance from Idol's resident country gal.

And Gabby performed "How Come U Don't Call Me Anymore", which was "a mic-drop moment", according to Luke. "You are a true artists and it makes me excited to witness you", said Katy Perry.

The Idol contestants sang songs by icon, Prince, who died in 2016. "I don't know what is coming over me, I could be your babysitter".

Indeed, it's the judges' enthusiasm for her that has propelled Pope throughout the show. "I could be your babysitter!" Katy was so proud of him and said his guitar is his "weapon". "I Did It Again" by Britney Spears. She was the second singer announced.

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