Good heavens! Birmingham’s Walker Burroughs makes American Idol’s top 10, gets Bruster’s ice cream flavor named in his honor

Walker Burroughs sang the Jonas Brothers' "Lovebug" for the crowd after he made Top 10 on American Idol Monday, April 15. (Photo Walker Burroughs Instagram)
Walker Burroughs sang the Jonas Brothers’ “Lovebug” for the crowd after making it to the top 10 on American Idol Monday, April 15. (Photo Walker Burroughs Instagram)

Birmingham’s Walker Burroughs is moving on to the next round on ABC’s American Idol! This week he won the hearts of viewers and judges alike in the first round of live performances. Now that he’s in the top ten, find out how you can vote him to the #1 spot!

Our boy Burroughs is in the Top 10, y‘all!

On Sunday, April 14, the Vestavia Hills grad took to the stage with his first live performance of the season, singing “Climb Every Mountain” from The Sound of Music for judges Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan.

Monday, April 15, the show’s host Ryan Seacrest announced Burroughs made it to the top 10 by America’s overnight vote. He then sang “Lovebug” by the Jonas Brothers.

Here’s who made the top 10 on American Idol 2019:

  • Madison Vandenburg
  • Walker Burroughs
  • Jeremiah Lloyd Harmon
  • Wade Cota
  • Laci Kaye Booth
  • Laine Hardy
  • Alejandro Aranda
  • Uché (judge’s vote)
  • Dimitrius Graham (judge’s vote)
  • Alyssa Raghu (judge’s vote)
A young Walker Burroughs in full on Harry Potter costume. American Idol judge and pop superstar often references Burroughs as Harry Potter on the show.
A young Walker Burroughs in full on Harry Potter costume. American Idol judge and pop superstar often references Burroughs as Harry Potter on the show. (Photo via Walker Burroughs Facebook)

Bruster’s Ice Cream FTW

This past week, Bruster’s Ice Cream named a flavor after Burroughs, appropriately named “Good Heavens”, which is his trademark saying on the show. Burroughs made the combo himself—Honey Nut Cheerios with peanut butter and vanilla ice cream.

Walker Burroughs and his "Good Heavens" ice cream he invented for Bruster's Ice Cream.
Walker Burroughs and his “Good Heavens” ice cream he invented for Brusters Ice Cream. (Photo via Walker Burroughs Instagram)

The ice cream chain sent a gallon of Burroughs’ ice cream to the judges, which they immediately dove into after his performance. Burroughs even shared a bite with Seacrest. Genius marketing, Bruster’s. Now I want some ice cream!

Walker Burroughs sang a show tune from "The Sound of Music" on American Idol Sunday, April 14.
Walker Burroughs sang a show tune from “The Sound of Music” on American Idol Sunday, April 14. (Photo Walker Burroughs Instagram)

What’s Next for Burroughs

The next live episode will air Sunday, April 21, where the contestants will perform Disney tunes to compete for the top 8 spots. Throughout the week, the remaining contestants will be coached by “Pitch-Perfect” actress Rebel Wilson. Public voting will be open throughout the show, with the top 8 announced at the end.

On Monday, April 22, a two hour special will air about the final eight contestants. Crossing our fingers that Burroughs makes it to the next stage!

HERE’S HOW TO VOTE:

To vote for Burroughs, you can text, vote on the American Idol website, or download the American Idol app. You must vote during the show Sunday, April 21 since they’ll announce the winner at the end. You can vote up to 30 times, so keep voting!

When to Watch Walker Burroughs on American Idol Next:

  • What: Top 10 Performance
  • Channel: ABC
  • Day: Sunday, April 21
  • Time: 7 PM CST

You can follow Burroughs on his journey to the top on his Facebook page or Instagram.

I don’t usually watch American Idol, but this kid has totally won me over with his vocals, stage presence and absolutely ADORABLE personality. We’re all team Burroughs here at Bham Now!

Do you think he has what it takes to become Birmingham’s THIRD American Idol? We do! Sound off on social, and tag us in all your watch party photos @bhamnow!