'American Idol' Episode 7 Spoilers & Recap: Concluding Hollywood Week–Will Nate Walker Be Able to Perform?

American Idol returns Monday night for the second and final part of Hollywood Week. Find out who moves forward in the competition when American Idol airs Sunday night at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

Sunday night brought a completed solo round and kicked off the dreaded group rounds. While many groups struggled to remember lyrics, another group lost one of its team members due to a severe cold. The first part of Hollywood Week concluded with a dramatic exit from Pittsburg-born contestant Nate Walker.

List of contestants that packed their bags during Sunday's episode:

  • Courtney Penry
  • Ashton Gill
  • Lauren Engle
  • Jade Flores
  • Colby Swift
  • Grayson Little
  • William Oliver Jr.
  • Chloe Channell
  • Peach Martine
  • Ethan Payne

Walker stunned judges during the solo round with his soulful rendition of Whitney Houston's "I Believe in You and Me," but competition turned for the worst when Walker was wheeled away on a gurney and into an ambulance. While his future on the show is not yet clear, season-long mentor Bobby Bones told his group "Ain't Going Home" that they will now perform as a trio.

Final Group Performance: "Ain't Going Home" (Nate Walker, Logan Johnson, Gazzie White and Ruthie Craft)

After spending two hours in the hospital, the 18-year-old returns to his group and takes part in the team's rendition of "The Longest Time" by Billy Joel. The team hoped to give the ill singer a break in the live performance, but Walker was later asked by the judges to sing the entire verse.

Despite Walker's sore throat and the team's lack of sleep, "Ain't Going Home" isn't going home.

Solo Performances:

After the group performances, there are 75 remaining contestants who will then proceed for their last chance to impress the judges. Out of the 75, 40 will move on in the competition.

Eliminations will not be announced until the end of Sunday's show.

Walker Burroughs

The college student kicked off the final round of auditions during Hollywood Week. Singing Elton John's "Your Song," Walker Burroughs blew the judges away.

"Harry Potter can sing," judge Katy Perry exclaimed at the conclusion of his performance.

Juan Pablo

Katy Perry's seemed to be a huge fan of Juan Pablo during the first round of auditions, but when Hollywood Week began, Perry advised the young performed Sunday to not get too cheesy with his on-stage presentation.

During Monday's performance, Pablo sang "A Million Reasons" by Lady Gaga and the judges seemed to be in agreement that his vocals "weren't there."

Ryan Hammond

Making his Idol debut with an inspirational weight loss story, Ryan Hammond walked into the final round of Hollywood Week with a powerful cover of "All I Ask" by Adele.

Kai the Singer

Audiences haven't seen much of the contestant who made quite the impact during the Louisville auditions, however, Monday's episode brought a new look into Kai the Singer. Sharing that she wasn't able to afford traveling to her Idol audition, her church community pulled together the funds for the aspiring musician.

While Kai hoped to not let her church down, judge Perry noticed she was extremely nervous during her performance of "Lost Without You" by Freya Ridings.

Riley Thompson, Raquel Trinidad, Evelyn Cormier

Though these performers didn't get much screen time, Riley Thompson, Raquel Trinidad and Evelyn Cormier gave solid performances to conclude their time in the Hollywood Week segment of the competition.

Eddie Island, Alejandro Aranda

Though Perry advised not to audition with original songs, both Eddie Island and Alejandro Aranda threw that tip out the window. Island performed his original "1974," but Perry wasn't happy with his choice in music.

"Really bad song," Perry said at the end of the performance.

Aranda, on the other hand, blew judges away yet again with his original "10 Years."

"He stops traffic," judge Lionel Richie said.

Margie Mays

Feeling the toll of sleepless nights and tense competition, Margie Mays concluded Hollywood Week with "Never Enough" from The Greatest Showman.

Wade Cota

Another singer who threw Perry's advice out the window was 27-year-old Wade Cota, who performed his original tune "Stay."

"It's about loving yourself even if someone else doesn't want to love you," Cota said to the camera.

Nate Walker

Struggling to recover from his illness, 18-year-old Nate Walker performed "Always On My Mind" by Willie Nelson but the judges didn't seem to be too impressed.

"Vocals were everywhere," Perry said.

Tyler Mitchell

Performing "Broken Halos" by Chris Stapleton, Tyler Mitchell started off extremely strong but when he forgot the lyrics, things looked to turn for the worse.

"I feel like I'm going home tonight," Mitchell said to the camera.

Drake McCain

This young performer hoped to make his mother proud with his rendition of "Always On My Mind" by Willie Nelson. It looked like Drake McCain's audition got a positive reaction from judge Richie as he was smiling through its entirety and advised the young singer to "take a breath" as he walked down the aisle.


Surprisingly, this is the first time this vocal powerhouse has had significant screentime. Bumbly shared her humble beginnings as a subway performer and sang "God Is A Woman" by Ariana Grande during the final round of Hollywood Week.

Jeremiah Lloyd Harmon

With his boyfriend in the crowd cheering him on, Jeremiah Lloyd Harmon performed Roberta Flack's "The First Time I Ever Saw Your Face." The church janitor got a standing ovation from the judges to conclude his time in the Hollywood Week segment of the competition.

Kate Barnett

Audiences haven't seen much of Kate Barnett, but following her rendition of "Daughters" by John Mayer, it looks like she is a talent that will not be forgotten.

Laci Kaye Booth

Reflecting on the times watching American Idol as a child, Laci Kaye Booth simply found her time in Hollywood "absolutely surreal." Performing "Stars" by Grace Potter, the young country singer got a standing ovation from the judges and a huge smile on her face.


Showing off his wild side during auditions, Uche came into the final round in Hollywood with his emotions at the forefront. Dedicating his performance of Alessia Cara's "Scars To Your Beautiful" to his sisters, judges were able to identify Uche as a true performer.

Madison Vandenburg

Initially planning on performing an original song, Madison Vandenburg did a last-minute song change after receiving some advice from her vocal coach. Despite the nerves of singing a song with little rehearsing, Vandenburg made the stage her own.

Alyssa Raghu

Coming back from being eliminated last season, Alyssa Raghu hoped for a second chance with her rendition of Pink's "What About Us."

Johanna Jones

Arguably the sweetest moment of the night was at the conclusion of potato chip-loving contesant Johanna Jones' audition. Following her rendition of Wicked Game" by Chris Isaak, her boyfriend Matt walked onto the stage for a surprise proposal.

Who Was Eliminated?

  • Austin Michael Robinson
  • Ruthie Craft
  • Gaba
  • Katie Bell
  • Juan Pablo
  • Jackson Gillies

Who Is Moving On?

  • Uché
  • Johanna Jones
  • Laci Kaye Booth
  • Kai the Singer
  • Evelyn Cormier
  • Walker Burroughs
  • Alejandro Aranda
  • Kate Barnett
  • Nick Townsend
  • Laine Hardy
  • Madison Vandenburg
  • Jeremiah Lloyd Harmon
  • Margie Mays
  • Shayy
  • Drake McCain
  • Ryan Hammond
  • Ashley Hess
  • Nate Walker
  • Eddie Island
  • Myra Tran
  • Wade Cota
  • Bumbly
  • Riley Thompson
  • Ashley Hess
  • Shawn Robinson
  • Alyssa Raghu
  • Logan Johnson
  • Dimitrius Graham
  • Kason Lester
  • Payton Taylor
  • Assata Renay
  • Clay Page

This is not a complete list of contestants who made it through Hollywood Week. Eight other contestants made it through but could not be identified during the show.

Part 2 of Hollywood Week airs Monday night at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.