Drake McCain: Spring City teen back on ‘American Idol’ as contestants are cut to 20 finalists

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UPDATE: Drake McCain eliminated from “American Idol” on Sunday’s episode.

Spring City’s Drake McCain is back on “American Idol” in the show’s first-ever three-hour episode.

The show on WATE 6 on Your Side from 8 to 11 p.m. Sunday was filmed at Aulani, a Disney resort in Ko Olina, Hawaii. It’s another first, the first road show for “Idol.”

The show’s Top 40 contestants will be cut to 20 finalists as they perform on the beach in front of a live audience and the judges.

RELATED: East Tennessee teen Drake McCain survives Hollywood round of ‘Idol’

The judges then sit down with each contestant to reveal their fate. ABC calls it “an emotional roller coaster in paradise.”

Spoiler alert for McCain fans: A number of sites have published a purported Top 20 (nine women and 11 men) and he is not among them. We can’t confirm the list, but whatever happens, it’s been a heck of a ride for the Rhea County teen.

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