American Idol contestants covered The Beatles during a stop in Las Vegas last night, while the judges served as heart-breakers and dream-makers.
Following an hour of performances, the hopefuls were called in one-by-one to hear their fate from Randy, Steven and J. Lo. Would they be going home, or going on to the top 24? Overall, a quintet of singers advanced to the semifinals:
- Naima Adedapo
- Clint Jun Gamboa
- Ashthon Jones
- Paul McDonald
- Haley Reinhart
But it was the end of the line for other contestants, most notably Chris Medina, whose tragic story of a fiancee that suffered traumatic brain injuries in a car accident brought many viewers to tears a couple weeks ago.
Lopez experienced the same result here, breaking down as she informed Chris that he would not be advancing. Watch this emotional confrontation below, along with a clip of McDonald receiving the opposite news.