Filipino-American Francisco Martin enters ‘American Idol’s’ Top 7

Francisco Martin
Francisco Martin

MANILA, Philippines – Filipino-American artist Franciso Martin entered the Top 7 of American Idol on Sunday, May 10. That leaves him one bit nearer to the finals.

The outcomes were reported by the show’s host Ryan Seacrest, Aside from Francisco, Arthur Gunn, Dillon James, Jonny West, Julia Gargano, Louis Knight, and Just Sam likewise made it.

The best 7 performed two songs – a Disney song and song for Mother’s Day. For the Disney execution, Francisco picked “You’ll Be in My Heart” from Tarzan, and for Mother’s Day, he devoted the melody “Stream” by Leon Bridges to his mother.


After his performance for his mother, Katy Perry the vocalist had “grown even more.”

“This set of Mother’s Day songs is really separating the pack. It’s showing who deserves that top position and you are making it difficult for all these other contestants because that performance was so, so full and beautiful and real. It was so heartfelt what you just did,” she stated.

Luke Bryan stated that Francisco showed improvement over the first one, while Lionel Ritchie told the San Francisco local that his certainty was “front and center.”

“You’re no longer in your head. It’s all about your delivery now. We were checking your pulse [during auditions], remember that? Congratulations because you have a career and that is what’s most important and we saw it happen here on American Idol,” Lionel stated.

Francisco would like to make it to the Top 5, which will be declared one week from now.