After being announced in the Top 20, Anne performed an emotional rendition of “Say Something” by A Great Big World. Afterwards Katy Perry admitted that the judges were wrong to eliminate Paige, saying that the 17-year-old is “the best vocalist” in her age range “hands down.” Paige was previously eliminated from the show by the three judges during a sing-off, only to be invited back to the competition.
Following the announcement of the Top 20, America was able to once again vote for their favorites. Voting ended at 5:00 a.m. Monday morning. The Top 12 will be announced live Monday night on ABC.
Paige competed in The Vocalist in 2020 where she finished as runner-up. The competition is hosted by SVI Media and is held during the Lincoln County Fair. Auditions for this year’s Vocalist are open now at TheVocalistUSA.com.