American Idol revealed its top 10 Monday night with six contestants being voted through by America, and the remaining eight contestants singing for their lives in order to convince the judges to give them one of the remaining four spots. However, as the results played out during the show, Twitter was not happy about the fact that it seemed like all of the people of color were not saved by America. Contestants who were sent to the "victory zone" were Maddie Poppe, Cade Foehner, Gabby Barrett, Caleb Lee Hutchinson, Michael J. Woodard, and Catie Turner. While Michelle Sussett, Marcio Donaldson, Dennis Lorenzo, Garrett Jacobs, Jonny Brenns, Mara Justine, Jurnee, and Ada Vox were all sent to the "danger zone." However, prior to Woodard joining the "victory zone," Twitter erupted with tweets like:
#AmericanIdol I am a white woman and I am offended by these picks.— Jeannine Guay (@jeannineguay) April 24, 2018
I can't believe I'm tweeting about American Idol, but damn America you are not responsible enough to make decisions #AmericanIdol— Ryan Gridzak Ⓥ (@RGridzak) April 24, 2018
In the end, Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan, who were utterly shocked that America did not vote through Ada Vox, immediately sent the drag queen to the top 10 after her killer performance of Jennifer Holliday's "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going," and later, after their actual deliberation, saved Jurnee, Michelle Sussett and Dennis Lorenzo. And as we said goodbye to four contestants, and "Hello" to the top 10, Lionel Richie shared some guidance for the eliminated contestants. "First of all, the fact you made it this far, the fact you made it this far actually signals special. You have to know that," Richie told the contestants. "All I want you to know, do not in any case, when I started out in this business they told the Commodores no and no and no and no and we made it. You understand me? This is your launch pad. You have made it already. The world knows who you are. America knows who you are."