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American Idol: Marcio Donaldson Impresses Judges With Natalie Cole ‘Inseparable’ Cover For Top 24

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

On American Idol, Marcio Donaldson gives amazing cover of “Inseparable” by Natalie Cole for his Top 24 Solo performance in front of a live audience and Judges Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie on American Idol. Marcio’s performance impressed all the judges who ended up giving him a hug. Marcio broke down in crying at the end of his rendition.

Lionel Richie said he chose a song and that his son was watching him in that song. Lionel said Marcio has every right to stand tall because of that performance. Katy Perry said she loved him so much and that she sees him. Katy was impressed and proud of Marcio. Katy noted that he is growing by leaps and bounds. Katy noted that his song choices are the most perfect ones. Katy told him to continue to believe in himself. Luke Bryan said to see Lionel so fired up is so inspiring. Luke called him a survivor because he keeps surviving this competition. Luke said he delivered a world-class performance.

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American Idol Social Media Reactions

@MarcioDonaldson Oh My God Marcio !!!! I swear I hope you win! I loved your voice since the very first performance !!!!! ❤💗😍💓 You’re so blessed! ❤💓

— Celina Mercado (@mrsmercado32) April 16, 2018

@MarcioDonaldson Absolutely BEAUTIFUL !

— Christelle Tala (@MlleTala) April 16, 2018

You are an amazing man and singer.

— Janene High 🐈 (@jlhigh02) April 16, 2018

@AmericanIdol @MarcioDonaldson 💯 should be the next Amercian Idol.

— Jacqueline Wold (@WoldJackie) April 16, 2018

@MarcioDonaldson Wow….just wow. That was amazing. 😍 #AmericanIdol

— Whitney White (@WhitneyW682) April 16, 2018

Within the first note @MarcioDonaldson had me crying. Whether he wins this thing or not he is an @AmericanIdol

— Jasmine (@JasmineS_Bolden) April 16, 2018

Awesome job. You did a fantastic job on that beautiful song.

— Terri Eakin Smith (@texasrose54) April 16, 2018


— Michelle (@chelle967895) 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.