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American Idol: Effie Passero Sings Strong Cover Of ‘Barracuda’ By Heart For Top 24 Solo Performance

AMERICAN IDOL – ABC’s “American Idol” judges Lionel Richie, Katy Perry and Luke Bryan with host Ryan Seacrest. (ABC/Eric Liebowitz)

On American Idol, Effie Passero delivered a strong rendition of “Barracuda” by Heart for her Top 24 Solo performance in front of a live audience and Judges Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie on American Idol. Effie said tomorrow she would be tackling country which is out of her wheelhouse.

Luke Bryan said she did not command the stage like a superstar but that she is one of the best singers that they have. Luke said she needs to understand that she deserves to be here and to walk out and own it. Katy Perry said the train is coming from the station. Katy called the performance flawless. Katy said they are looking for a star and that she could see that stardust sprinkling on her. Lionel Richie said he is noticing that she is not wishing and hoping anymore. Lionel said to keep it going.

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American Idol Social Media Reactions

@EffiePassero rocking & kicking ass just now on @AmericanIdol & I can relate to her story about not getting along with her mom.thanks for being open about that

— shanlovesbaseball (@baseballfreak70) April 16, 2018

@EffiePassero rock it girl! 🌟 Your voice is stellar! Awesome performance tonight!

— Margaret Corsino (@MargaretCorsino) April 16, 2018

@EffiePassero Your voice is AMAZING!!!!

— Julie Anderson (@dagnyfan) April 16, 2018

I love so many this year on @AmericanIdol but @EffiePassero just needs to make an album I can buy now. #AmericanIdol

— Nikki Smith (@nsmithy1184) April 16, 2018

HUGS to you @EffiePassero! Prayers for your career in music and especially with your relationship with your mom! #FamilyFirst @AmericanIdol #AmericanIdol

— Elena (@PoteatE) April 16, 2018

American Idol will make its highly anticipated return to television as superstar judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie set out on a journey across the nation to discover a new crop of inspiring talent with a touch of Disney magic, as it premieres its first season at its new home on America’s network, The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand. Emmy® Award-winning host and producer Ryan Seacrest, who represents the heart and soul of the show, returns as host of the beloved series to walk with these Idol hopefuls through this adventure toward stardom.

When American Idol debuted in the U.S., the series revolutionized television, pioneering the reality-competition genre and holding an unmatched record for being the highest-rated series for nearly a decade. The series also ushered in second-screen audience participation, being the first to introduce text-based and mobile voting. The Idol format has taken on original versions in 53 countries around the world, and American Idol itself has played to a worldwide audience of over 460 million across 53 countries. To date, American Idol has earned 57 Emmy nominations and eight wins.