Paige Anne performed the Adele song Easy On Me during a sing-off with Megan Danielle on ABC’s Sunday episode of American Idol.
The 16-year-old singer from Idaho Falls, Idaho, was paired with Megan, 16, from Douglasville, Georgia, during part one of Showstopper and Final Judgment, as the field began to narrow to the Top 24 after a star-studded Hollywood Week .
Paige wasn’t feeling completely sane, so she performed her Showstopper from her hotel room with judges Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan watching on a tablet.
She sang California Dreamin’ made famous by The Mamas & The Papas and showed her range despite the limitations.
Was it my best work? No. But did I do everything I could? Yes,” Paige said afterwards as she awaited her fate during the Final Judgment portion of the Season 21 show.
Sing out: Paige Anne sang the Adele song Easy On Me during a sing-off with Megan Danielle on ABC’s Sunday episode of American Idol
The judges were impressed with her Showstopper and immediately praised Paige Anne for her performance.
“That was the best performance in the room I think we’ve ever seen,” Katy, 38, told Paige from a distance.
Megan sang to her Showstopper Always Remember Us This Way by Lady Gaga from the 2018 movie A Star Is Born.
The judges brought in Paige and Megan for the final verdict, revealing that they would star in an Adele sing-off that required them to perform an agreed-upon song by the Grammy-winning singer.
“The judges gave us a sing-off challenge, and I kind of hate it,” Paige admitted in a confessional.
Megan, meanwhile, admitted that she froze a bit during her Showstopper and had been beating herself up ever since.
Paige went first during the sing-off with no reverb and no microphone and was admired by the judges and Megan with her beautiful tone and soaring vocals.
Katy stood up and gave her a short standing ovation.
Talented teen: Megan, 16, of Douglasville, Georgia, was paired with Paige by the judges during the season 21 episode
Hotel Room: Paige wasn’t feeling quite well, so she performed her Showstopper from her hotel room
Showstopper Song: Lionel Richie, Katy Perry and Luke Bryan watched Paige perform California Dreamin’ from her hotel room
Best Attempt: ‘Was it my best work? No. But did I do everything I could? Yes,” Paige said afterwards, awaiting her fate at the final judgment
‘Okay. You’re up to bat,” 73-year-old Lionel told Paige. “The pressure, it’s really heavy.”
‘Okay. Speak up, Megan,” Luke, 46, said as the episode came to a close.
Megan will perform and the judges will announce their decision on Monday’s episode of American Idol when the Top 24 is revealed.
Eleven singers advanced to the Top 24 on Sunday’s episode and three were eliminated.
Kaeyra, Warren Peay, Nutsa, Michael Williams, PJAE, Malik Heard, Wé Ani, Zachariah Smith, Tyson Venegas, Haven Madison and Lucy Love moved into the Top 24 during the two-hour episode.
Adin Boyer, Kaylin Hedges were eliminated along with Fire, who got a second chance from Katy earlier this season.
American Idol returns Monday on ABC.
The Top 24 will next perform at Disney’s Aulani Resort, accompanied by a live band.
Killed: Paige went first during the singing with no reverbs and no mic and was adored by the judges and Megan with her beautiful tone and soaring vocals
Cliffhanger ends: ‘Okay. Speak up, Megan,” Luke, 46, said as the episode came to a close
Next episode: Megan performs and the judges announce their decision on Monday’s episode of American Idol when the Top 24 is revealed
Ahead: Lucy Love moved into the Top 24 after her Showstopper performance
Sent Home: Fire was eliminated at the Final Judgment after Katy was given a second chance