Video: Kimmy Gabriela, Duet Partner Advance on ‘American Idol’

After singing “Stay” by Rhiannon on Sunday night’s “American Idol,” both George Jenkins High School senior Kimmy Gabriela and duet partner Elyjuh Rene made it to the next round — which airs tonight at 8 on ABC. Kimmy will sing first on tonight’s show in a solo performance in front of a live band. Keep reading to view a video that includes part of her performance:

This week’s segments were taped in Hollywood several months ago, and two more segments air next Sunday and Monday before production was halted over coronavirus concerns.

“It is a bummer everything has kind of come to a stop but I’m kind of taking it as a vocal rest to take it easy,” Gabriela told The Ledger from her home, where she and her family are self-quarantining. “I’ve been singing so much lately. I’ve been taking the bright side of the situation and I’ve been staying in, getting rest and giving myself a break.”

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FINALLY! I have been DYING to share this experience with you all!!!! This man right here @iamelyjuh is one of the most talented, caring, and beautiful souls I have ever encountered. I could not have asked for a better duet partner!! He brought out the best in me musically, he encouraged me, supported me, we were a real team! Guys I can’t tell you enough how much I admire this man y’all he can SAAAAANG. He has one of those voices that move your soul and I’m so so grateful I had the chance to sing with him. By far the highlight of my Hollywood week experience❤️ in him I found a real friend, and I can’t WAIT to see his musical journey unfold. WE BOTH MADE IT!!! Round 3 of #HollywoodWeek here we come !!!!

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