The competition is heating up on "American Idol," which narrowed its top 14 down to 11 on Sunday night.

Before taking the stage in front of judges Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie,

contestants got some much-needed mentoring from none other than Gabby Barrett,

the country superstar who got her start on Season 16 of "Idol," where she finished third.

And to raise the stakes even higher, this was the first episode of the season where all voting happened during the show,

which aired live coast-to-coast — meaning fans only had two hours to cast their votes before host

Ryan Seacrest revealed the top 11 at the end of the episode.
So who made the cut?

And what pearls of wisdom did Gabby Barrett impart on the 14 singers hoping to follow in her cowboy boots?

Here's what went down.
'American Idol' judges reveal they're 'heartbroken'

over Kenedi Anderson, but optimistic for Top 14

Gabby Barrett Mentor