AceShowbiz - "American Idol" returned on Sunday, March 29 with performances from the first half of the Top 40 in Hawaii. That night, some of them were sent home as the results of the judge's final judgement.
Nick Merico was the first contestant to take the stage, singing Bruno Mars' "When I Was Your Man". He impressed the judges, Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie, with their performance which eventually earned him a spot in Top 20.
Next Up was Makayla Brownlee, who had a seizure last week, with a performance of Ingrid Andress's "More Hearts Than Mine" but it was unfortunately not enough to convince the judges as she was eliminated. Dewayne Crocker Jr. sang "Old Town Road" but put his own reggae twist on it. He joined Nick in Top 20.
Camryn Leigh-Smith sang "Break Every Chain" but was then sent home. Following it up was Devon Aleander, who opted to sing Demi Lovato's "Tell Me Love You". He was also eliminated alongside Jordan Jones and Geena. Later, the judges faced a hard moment to decide if they wanted to keep Louis Knight in the competition. They later decided to give him one more chance.
Singing "Falling" by Harry Styles was Francisco Martin. It was epic and the judges unsurprisingly sent him to the next round. Also impressing the judges was Jovin Webb. Faith Bechnel, who belted out "Ain't Nobody", joined him in Top 20.
Amber Fielder failed to move on after performing "Good Kisser", while Just Sam went to next round with a performance of "Como La Flor" by Selena. Joining her was Johnny West after he played piano while singing The Fray's "You Found Me".
Concluding the night was Dillon James. He hit the stage belting out "The Times They Are A-Changin' " by Bob Dillon. The judges looked pleased but viewers will only find out Dillon's fate in next week's episode.