Emmy Russell Delivers Mesmerizing Performance Of “The Climb” On “American Idol”

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As Season 22 of American Idol approaches its grand finale, the stakes have never been higher, especially during the show’s much-loved “Disney Night.”

The top five contestants recently found themselves swept away to “The Most Magical Place On Earth.” It was here, amidst the wonder and nostalgia of Walt Disney World, that they prepared to bring a sprinkle of Disney’s enchanting melodies to the American Idol stage.


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Emmy Russell, who has been a fan-favorite since the beginning, soared into the hearts of viewers once more with a compelling Disney song cover.

Emmy Russell’s Journey To The Top 5

Throughout the season, Emmy has captivated audiences with her emotional depth and vocal range.

She continued this trend on the latest episode, aired on May 5, by delivering not just one but two powerful performances.

In the first round, titled “Songs That Make Me Wanna Dance,” Emmy energized the crowd with a rousing rendition of Walk The Moon’s “Shut Up And Dance.” Then, tapping into the heartfelt lyrics of Adele, she performed “Water Under The Bridge,” showcasing her versatility and solidifying her position in the Top 5.

A Celebration Of Talent At The Happiest Place On Earth

Alongside her fellow Top 5 contenders—Triston Harper, Will Moseley, Abi Carter, and Jack Blocker—Emmy celebrated her American Idol journey with a joyous trip to Walt Disney World.


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With the guidance and expertise of country music sensation Kane Brown, Emmy and her peers prepared to take on the challenge of “Disney Night,” each set to perform two pieces from the vast and adored Disney music library.

For one of her spotlight moments, Emmy stepped onto the stage with a song selection that resonated with her unique artistry, presenting “The Climb” from the “Hannah Montana: The Movie.” The performance was nothing short of mesmerizing.

During a night already filled with wonder and musical enchantment, Emmy Russell took to the American Idol stage once again, delivering another captivating performance. Her second performance of the night was a cover of “Carried Me With You” from the movie Onward.

Relive The Magic Of Emmy Russell’s Performance

Don’t miss the chance to witness Emmy Russell’s stunning rendition of “The Climb” from Idol’s “Disney Night.” It’s a performance that encapsulates the very essence of the show—dreams coming true on the grandest stage.

Watch Emmy’s incredible performance below!

Unfortunately, Emmy’s “Idol” journey ended on Monday night, as she was eliminated from the competition. But she can leave the show feeling proud of how she performed during “Disney Night,” and every night prior!