American Idol contestants Grace Leer and Lauren Mascitti went head to head on a recent episode, both competing for one slot in the Top 20. With Greer taking on the 1967 classic, “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,” originally recorded by Aretha Franklin, and Mascitti performing “Two More Bottles Of Wine” by Emmylou Harris, the judges couldn’t decide who should stay and who should go.
‘We have one position left, and we couldn’t make a decision,” Bryan told the pair.
Their fate was then left in the hands of viewers, who were given the chance to vote for which contestant they wanted to see in the Top 20.
America’s decision was revealed during Sunday night’s (April 19) episode of American Idol, where host Ryan Seacrest was joined by Leer and Mascitti virtually. As they watched on from their homes, Seacrest shared that Leer would be advancing in the competition.
“Lauren, I love you. I wish I could hug you. I love you,” Greer emotionally told Mascitti.
“I’m gonna make country proud, I promise,” she assured her.
Grace Leer initially impressed judges with her cover of Patsy Cline’s “Crazy” during the audition rounds.