Fritz Hager and Noah Thompson examined optimistic for the coronavirus forward of the Could 8 episode of American Idol. Host Ryan Seacrest made the announcement at first of the episode. He defined that Noah had began feeling sick earlier within the week and could be performing just about from his lodge room. Fritz’s signs started nearer to the stay present, so his rehearsal footage had for use for his two performances.
Noah and Fritz had been within the prime seven of the present’s twentieth season. All seven artists needed to carry out twice through the Mom’s Day episode, which might finish with two being eradicated and simply 5 transferring on. The primary performances of the evening had been of a viral TikTok track, and the second was of a track devoted to the singers’ mothers.
All season lengthy, Noah and Fritz have been profitable over the judges and followers. They’ve been voted by way of by viewers week after week for the reason that stay exhibits started. The opposite 5 contestants left on the present are HunterGirl, Leah Marlene, Jay Copeland, Christian Guardino and Nicolina. All 5 had been COVID-19 free and in a position to carry out stay as deliberate. The group was mentored by will.i.am this week.
Fritz selected to sing an authentic track for his viral TikTok observe. Though is was simply rehearsal footage, he nonetheless impressed the judges along with his efficiency. Fritz performed the electrical guitar whereas he sang with the band. Though Fritz wasn’t there in particular person to see it, all three judges gave him a standing ovation. He video-called in and stated he was feeling “good”, however able to get again on the stage.
“I’m actually simply laying in mattress and sleeping,” Fritz laughed. “I’m actually simply out chilly all day.” Fortunately, he appears to be on the mend, and if he’s voted by way of, he’ll hopefully be again onstage subsequent week