Buffalo Native Matt Wilson has taken another step closer to being made the winner of American Idol.

Matt survived a cut round last night and made it into the Top 20. Wilson did an amazing job singing "Say You Won't Let Go"

He saw six of his fellow competitors sing for the last time on the show last night. On Sunday, the Top 26 took the stage but at the end of the night, six competitors were gone leaving the Top 20 heading into tonight's episode.

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Eliminated last night were:

Dawson Wayne, Elijah McCormick who won the Platinum ticket, Elise Kristine, Emma Busse,

Malik Heard, and PJAE.

The 20 remaining contestants will battle each other once again tonight with eight more contestants getting bounced out of the competition. By the end of the show tonight, we will have our Top 12.

Here is who is still in the contest:

Colin Stough, 18 from Mississippi

Hannah Nicolaisen, 23 from Texas

Haven Madison, 16 from Tennessee

Iam Tongi, 18 from Hawaii

Kaeyra, 21 from Illinois

Lucy Love, 28 from Arkansas

Mariah Faith, 21 from South Carolina

Marybeth Byrd, 21 from Arkansas

Matt Wilson, 21 from New York

Megan Danielle, 20 from Georgia

Michael Williams, 21 from Ohio

Nailyah Serenity, 22 from North Carolina

Nutsa, 25 from the Republic of Georgia

Oliver Steele, 25 from Tennessee

Olivia Soli, 20 from California

Paige Anne, 16 from Idaho

Tyson Venegas, 17 from Canada

Warren Peay, 24 from South Carolina

Wé Ani, 23 from New York

Zachariah Smith, 19 from Mississippi

We will find out tonight if Matt makes it into the Top 12. Voting has already closed for this round of American Idol. You can watch American Idol starting at 8 pm on Channel 7.

 

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