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
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
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)
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 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!
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
I don’t usually watch American Idol, but this kid has totally won me over with his vocals, stage presence