'American Idol' reveals Top 5 for Season 19, eliminating Hunter Metts and Arthur Gunn
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 05/10/2021
American Idol has determined its Top 5 contestants for Season 19 and eliminated two hopefuls, Hunter Metts and comeback artist Arthur Gunn, from the competition.
American Idol host Ryan Seacrest announced the season's Top 5 contestants at the end of Sunday night's live episode, during which home viewers from coast to coast cast their votes in real time.
"The vote was really close and really tight tonight," Ryan shared before reading the results.
American Idol's Top 5 contestants in no particular order are Casey Bishop, a 16-year-old high school student from Estero, FL; Grace Kinstler, a 20-year-old college student from Lakewood, IL; Chayce Beckham, a 24-year-old heavy machinery operator from Apple Valley, CA; Willie Spence, a 21-year-old caretaker from Douglas, GA; and Caleb Kennedy, a 16-year-old high school student from Roebuck, SC.
American Idol therefore ousted Hunter, a 22-year-old software developer from Franklin, TN, and Arthur, a 23-year-old musician from Wichita, KS, who was the Idol Season 18 artist welcomed to join the show this year.
For Round 1, the singers were able to choose songs from Coldplay's catalog for the very first time in Idol history. And Round 2 allowed the American Idol contestants to perform songs dedicated to their moms in celebration of Mother's Day.
Coldplay lead singer and songwriter Chris Martin served as a mentor to the Top 7 contestants this week.