Nicolina Bozzo & Christian Guardino Deliver Powerful Duet Of Celine Dion & Andrea Bocelli Classic On ‘American Idol’

American Idol continues on Sunday, April 3, with the Duet Challenge during Hollywood Week.  Ahead of Sunday’s show, Idol shared their first duet pairing, which consists of Christian Guardino and Nicolina Bozzo, who performed a powerful rendition of Celine Dion…

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American Idol continues on Sunday, April 3, with the Duet Challenge during Hollywood Week. 

Ahead of Sunday’s show, Idol shared their first duet pairing, which consists of Christian Guardino and Nicolina Bozzo, who performed a powerful rendition of Celine Dion and Andrea Bocelli’s “The Prayer

The former America’s Got Talent contestant and Bozzo dub themselves Cantante Forte, an Italian phrase that translates to Strong Singer in English. A phrase that perfectly describes Guardino and Bozzo as they are two of the best powerhouse vocalists on this season of Idol. 

“Oh my God, Hold onto your wigs!” Katy Perry shouted before the pair began to belt out the lyrics to “The Prayer.”

Following their performance, which had the Idol judges and their fellow contestant giving them a standing ovation, Lionel Richie critiqued the singer’s duet.

“Crazy! I have to tell you when you can stand on a stand under pressure and we’re mesmerized just watching how you play off of each other. It has all the makings of something so special, but you’re growing, you’re growing,” Richie shared. “This time now we have to break it down to who goes forward and who goes back and what the heck, I don’t know. I can just make this very simple… When you have a duel, somebody gets shot. When you have voices of this power, it’s who cut through.”

“I think it’s quite obvious… You both cut through,” Richie revealed with a smile.

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Guardino and Bozzo shared a hug and happy tears as it was revealed they will be advancing to the next round.

“You’re both going to the next round,” Richie said as the room burst into applause.

Both contestants advanced to the next round, which is the Showstopper Round.

American Idol Duets Challenge Hollywood Week show airs on Sunday, April 3 at 8/7c on ABC.

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Andrew Wendowski is the Founder and CEO of Music Mayhem. As a 29-year-old entrepreneur, he oversees content as the Editor-In-Chief for the independent brand. Wendowski, who splits time between Philadelphia, Penn., and Nashville, Tenn., has an extensive background in multimedia. Before launching Music Mayhem in 2014, he worked as a highly sought-after photojournalist and tour photographer, collaborating with such labels as Interscope Records and Republic Records. He has captured photos of some of the biggest names, including Taylor Swift, Metallica, Harry Styles, P!NK, Morgan Wallen, Carrie Underwood, The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Shania Twain, and hundreds more. Wendowski’s photos and freelance work have appeared nationwide and can be seen everywhere from ad campaigns to various publications, including Billboard and Rolling Stone. When Wendowski isn’t running Music Mayhem, he enjoys spending time at concerts, traveling, and capturing photos.

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