Monday 16 May 2022 06:07 AM American Idol: Leah Marlene falls down in disbelief after making the final ... trends now

Monday 16 May 2022 06:07 AM American Idol: Leah Marlene falls down in disbelief after making the final ... trends now
Monday 16 May 2022 06:07 AM American Idol: Leah Marlene falls down in disbelief after making the final ... trends now

Monday 16 May 2022 06:07 AM American Idol: Leah Marlene falls down in disbelief after making the final ... trends now

Leah Marlene fell down in disbelief on Sunday's episode of American Idol as she made the final three on the ABC singing competition show.

The 20-year-old singer from Normal, Illinois, was the last contestant to earn a spot in next week's finale and a hometown visit.

Show host Ryan Seacrest, 47, delivered the results of viewer voting at the end of the two-hour season 20 episode and Leah crumbled in surprise.

Final three: Leah Marlene fell down in disbelief on Sunday's episode of American Idol as she made the final three on the ABC singing competition show

Final three: Leah Marlene fell down in disbelief on Sunday's episode of American Idol as she made the final three on the ABC singing competition show

Ryan helped her up while Fritz Hager, 22, of Tyler, Texas, and Nicolina, 18, of Toronto, Canada, looked on after their shocking elimination.

'We love you both so much. Thank you for an amazing time on the show,' Ryan told departing Fritz and Nicolina.

'So look at Katy's face,' Ryan said alluding to the shocked expression on judge Katy Perry, 37, as Fritz and Nicolina were eliminated.

The top five performed during the episode with HunterGirl, 23, of Winchester, Tennessee, and Noah Thompson, 19, of Louisa, Kentucky, being named as the first two voted into the season finale.

Last spot: The 20-year-old singer from Normal, Illinois, was the last contestant to earn a spot in next week's finale and a hometown visit

Last spot: The 20-year-old singer from Normal, Illinois, was the last contestant to earn a spot in next week's finale and a hometown visit

The moment: Leah huddled with Fritz Hager, 22, of Tyler, Texas, and Nicolina, 18, of Toronto, Canada,  before they learned the results of viewer voting

The moment: Leah huddled with Fritz Hager, 22, of Tyler, Texas, and Nicolina, 18, of Toronto, Canada,  before they learned the results of viewer voting

Lost balance: The moment overwhelmed Leah who lost her balance and fell straight down

Lost balance: The moment overwhelmed Leah who lost her balance and fell straight down

Helping hand: Show host Ryan Seacrest helped Leah up

Helping hand: Show host Ryan Seacrest helped Leah up

The episode also paid tribute to season four American Idol champion Carrie Underwood, 39, who mentored the five finalists as they each performed one of her songs.

Leah earlier lost her balance when she found out that her idol Carrie was going to be mentoring the contestants.

She covered Carrie's song

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