American Idol 2022 updates — Top 10 to compete TONIGHT includes HunterGirl, Lady K & more amid Laine Hardy arrest news

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  • 3:04, 2 May 2022
  • Updated: 3:13, 2 May 2022

THE TOP seven continuing on American Idol have been revealed.

After counting America’s votes, Ryan Seacrest announced that the top seven are Leah Marlene, Jay, Noah Thompson, Fritz Hager HunterGirl, Nicolina, and Christian Guardino.

Tonight was Disney night, and while Katy Perry dressed the part, the top 10 remaining contestants sang their favorite Disney song.

Previously, Lady K was saved by judges Katy Perry and Luke Bryan after they tied for the win in the Judge’s Song Contest.

Other performers competing in tonight’s episode include Emyrson Flora, Mike Parker, Jay Copeland, Nicolina, HunterGirl, Noah Thompson, Leah Marlene, Christian Guardino, and Fritz Hager.

The new episode comes after a previous American Idol winner, Laine Hardy, was issued a warrant from Louisiana State University Police, per a statement from the star.

LSU confirmed to WAFB that there is an active investigation against the singer, but declined to provide additional details.

Fans of Idol can watch the show every Sunday on ABC at 8pm ET.

Read our American Idol live blog for the latest news and updates…

  • American Idol Top 7

    The top seven are:

    • Leah Marlene
    • Jay
    • Noah Thompson
    • Fritz Hager
    • HunterGirl
    • Nicolina
    • Christian Guardino
  • Voting time

    Based on the votes from America, three contestants will have to leave the competition after tonight.

  • Judges are proud of Fritz

    Luke said “you always nail it,” and all of the judges agree that Fritz killed the performance.

    They said that he has proved he definitely belongs on the show.

  • Fritz Hager up next

    Fritz Hager is performing next.

    He will be singing “Go the Distance” from the Disney movie Hercules.

  • ‘You were standing in your light’

    Luke told Christian that he really wanted him to nail this performance, and the singer followed through.

    All of the judges commended him for his incredible voice and said he nailed the song.

  • Christian Guardino is up next

    Christian Guardino is performing next.

    The singer will be performing a rendition of “Circle of Life” from The Lion King.

  • Judges loved Mike

    The judges loved Mike’s rendition of the classic Disney song.

    They commended him for putting his all into each performance, and Katy especially loved the key change.

  • Mike Parker is up next

    Mike Parker is singing next.

    He is performing a rendition of “You’ll Be in My Heart” from the movie Tarzan.

  • The Muppets on Idol

    Members of The Muppets cast have taken over the show tonight!

    Beloved characters like Animal and Miss Piggy joined Ryan Seacrest and the judges in between performances.

  • ‘Best Disney night ever’

    Katy jokingly hid in fear after Nicolina’s villainous performance of The Little Mermaid song.

    They all commended her vocals and theatricality.

  • Nicolina performs next

    Nicolina is up next.

    She’s going to sing “Poor Unfortunate Souls” from The Little Mermaid.

  • ‘You tell the story perfectly’

    The judges had nothing but good things to say about Leah’s performance.

    “I’m just so proud of you,” Katy said after all three judges commended her singing.

  • Leah Marlene up next

    Leah Marlene is singing next.

    She will be singing a rendition of “When She Loved Me” from Toy Story 2.

  • Judges praise Jay’s performance

    The judges loved Jay’s rendition of the Disney song.

    Lionel said that he shouldn’t focus on the numbers and should focus on the bright future of his career.

  • Jay up next

    Jay is up next and singing “Remember Me” from the movie Coco.

  • ‘You have never sounded better’

    The judges praised HunterGirl’s performance of the Disney song.

    Luke Bryan said that his heart goes out to Naomi Judd who died yesterday, and said he is excited to see the next class of country music stars.

  • HunterGirl performs next

    HunterGirl is up next.

    She’s singing “I See the Light” from the movie Tangled.

  • Katy’s hilarious fall

    Fans can’t stop talking about Katy’s fall saying that her humorous moments really make the show.

  • ‘You’re a superstar’

    Luke Bryan called Emyrson a “superstar” and reminded the audience that she is only sixteen.

    Katy said she loved when she could connect her body language with the music and open up to the crowd.

  • Emyrson Flora performs next

    Emyrson Flora is singing next.

    The sixteen-year-old will be performing “Carry Me with You” from the movie Onward.

  • ‘My favorite song you’ve sang’

    Katy told Noah that she thought this song has some of Noah’s best vocals.

    Lionel said he gave the right attitude for the sing-a-long Disney classic.

  • How to vote

    Ryan Seacrest tweeted a reminder on how to vote during this live episode.

  • Noah Thompson up next

    Noah Thompson is singing next.

    He will be performing “You’ve Got a Friend in Me,” and is dedicating the song to his best friend Austin.

  • Judges praise Lady K

    The judges said Lady K had a “validating performance” after she was saved by them last week.

    Lionel said that they have seen a lot of growth from her since she first started with Idol.

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