For his Showstopper round performance, American Idol contestant Chayce Beckham wowed judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie on Sunday night (March 28) with a cover of Chris Stapleton's "You Should Probably Leave."
Beckham, a 24-year-old singer from Apple Valley, California, has the right raspy, bluesy vocal delivery to make the most of a Stapleton song. The performance earned him a spot in the Idol judges' Top 24 and an extended stay on ABC's popular competition series.
"There's been something about you, it's gritty, it's real... You sound like a guy that operates heavy machinery. You're not putting on a show, you're just Chayce Beckham," Perry said of Beckham's workman-like performance.
Stapleton, an award-winning country music singer and songwriter, included "You Should Probably Leave" on his 2020 album Starting Over. He co-wrote the song with Chris DuBois and Ashley Gorley.
Standout performances from Sunday night include Alyssa Wray's take on "I'm Here" from The Color Purple, Hannah Everhart's rendition of Miley Cyrus' "Wrecking Ball" and 16-year-old Caleb Kennedy's original song, "When You Leave Tonight." Others making it to the next round include Jason Warrior ("Believer" by Imagine Dragons), Andrea Valles ("Blinding Lights" by The Weeknd), Wyatt Pike ("Blame It On Me" by George Ezra), Cassandra Coleman ("Running With the Wolves" by AURORA), Beane ("What's Going On" by Marvin Gaye) and Graham DeFranco ("Beautiful War" by Kings of Leon).
Talents sent home include Murphy (he performed an original song, "Am I Still Mine?"), Amanda Mena ("All By Myself" by Celine Dion), Anthony Guzman ("This Love" by Maroon 5), Alanis Sophia ("Uninvited" by Alanis Morissette) and Casey Bishop ("She Talks to Angels" by the Black Crowes).