It was another night of fast and furious American Idol results on Sunday as two more contestants were given the boot to make way for this season’s Top 8.

Shania Twain served as this week’s celebrity guest mentor, marking the country queen’s triumphant return to ABC — the first major appearance since her iconic performance as Mrs. Potts in 2022’s live-action Beauty and the Beast: A 30th Celebration. (Yeah, we didn’t forget about that. And we never will!)

It was also a humbling night for millennial viewers, who had to watch in horror as the contestants sang songs from the year they were born. Years like… 2008. We swear, some of those baby videos they showed at the beginning of the episode were filmed on camera phones.

And not one but two previous Idol winners returned to the stage with special performances. Season 18 winner Just Sam was up first, bringing down the house with a powerful take on Whitney Houston’s “One Moment in Time,” followed later in the show by Season 10 winner Scotty McCreery, who has grown quite a bit since we first met him as a bass-voiced teen in 2011. Can we say he got hot? Is that unprofessional? Eh, too late.

Read on for a breakdown of Sunday’s results, including which two contestants were eliminated and which eight will get to sing for America’s votes again on Monday. Once you’ve processed everything, vote for the singers you’d keep in your Top 6 and drop a comment with your thoughts on the night overall.


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