Quintavious Johnson & Emmy Russell Continue American Idol Journey

photo courtesy of Disney/Eric McCandless

American Idol Season 22 began cutting its contestant list down to 20 on Sunday night.

Two locals have made the top 20- Quintavious Johnson of Franklin and Emmy Russell (granddaughter of Loretta Lynn).

On Sunday night, Franklin resident Quintavious Johnson performed “Hollow” by Tori Kelly. On social media, Johnson shared, “I made the #Top20 of American Idol and Tori Kelly I told you that I would sing it.. I really hope you enjoyed.. I love you!!”

Emmy Russell, the granddaughter of Loretta Lynn, performed another original song, “Want You.” After the performance, Host Ryan Seacrest was moved to tears, as were several in the audience, including the judges. Russell continues to wow the judges with her songwriting skills.

The top 14 contestants will be revealed on tonight’s show, Monday, April 15th.

Watch Emmy Russell’s performance from Sunday night below.

Watch Quintavious Johnson’s performance below.

Top 20 Contestants

Abi Carter
Emmy Russell
Jack Blocker
Jayna Elise
Jennifer Jeffries
Jordan Anthony
Julia Gagnon
Kennedy Reid
Mackenzie Sol
Mckenna Faith Brienholt
Mia Matthews
Odell Bunton Jr.
Quintavious Johnson
Roman Collins
Triston Harper
Will Moseley

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