Hollywood week continued, giving us all the highs and lows we’ve come to expect this season of ‘American Idol’. But you might be surprised to learn which singers were sent home!
Now that Hollywood week has (finally) come to an end, will we be seeing the first signs of a potential female winner on American Idol after a six year absence? The way they’re framing the season so far, it looks like they’re hoping for that to happen!
As the Feb. 14 episode began, we were greeted with a video reminding us that a girl hasn’t won the show in six years. Even though Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban basically forced down our throats that this has been the best set of girls ever on the show, I’d like to see what they’d say if Kelly Clarkson or Carrie Underwood walked in the room!
Now to the performances…
She sat at the piano and made the judges go absolutely insane. She wasn’t in any way a front runner, but this may have changed things in both Randy Jackson and Keith’s eyes. Even Nicki hopped on the bandwagon, making it appear that we have the show on the right track, and that Angela could be a major force this season! Only time will tell, as we’re still very early in this process!
The judges, who seem to love everything, loved her rendition of “Girl On Fire.” Considering this is the same Candice who was cut from the show last year, what a difference some time makes! Or maybe it just means the judging panel from last year has a completely different view of popular music. So far, two for two!
Speaking of Carrie Underwood from earlier, Janelle attempted what could have been a dangerous song in Carrie’s “I Told You So.” And this being her third time trying out for American Idol, she really needed to prove something to the judges. And it looks as if she has a fan with Nicki; she’s clearly one of the contestants to look out for. I wonder what else she has up her sleeve?
She’d been dealing with a song issue the whole day, and in years past when American Idol pulled this stunt, it usually meant the performance would be incredible. That said, this may have been the most original and weirdest experiences on the show of all time. She did her own song, and it was something many will be talking about for quite awhile, whether you love it or hate it. Honestly, I don’t know what to think; it’s certainly due for another watch.
The Judges Deliberate
After the judges had their talk and last looks, they revealed that Zoanette Johnson, Candice Glover, Janelle Arthur, Angela Miller and Jett Hermano would all be advancing!
Kiara Lanier, however, was among the contestants who hears the sad news that she has to be cut.
She really risked it by doing, “When You Believe,” which is not only a Whitney Houston song, but a Mariah Carey song as well. Talk about a tough song to attempt! But she seemed to have been gotten a pass from Mariah, who mentioned that the experience for her was “nice!”
Juliana picked the wonderful song, “Landslide” and appeared to have found her element. We didn’t want this performance to end, and surprise surprise, Nicki reiterated our thoughts on the subject!
We’re still not sure about all the original songs, though we appreciated that Kez tried to slow down the proceedings. But would it be enough to keep her around?
Nicki and the judges deliberated, and they gave Kez their decision on the spot; not so shockingly, Kez got eliminated! But Kez put her best foot forward and had a really nice moment with Ryan Seacrest on stage.
Maybe we’ll see her again in a few weeks on The Voice. Let the countdown begin!
She was apparently sick when she attempted to sing “A Thousand Years,” and it wasn’t anything special. Randy didn’t seem to like it either.
She made an awesome choice with “Price Tag,” but it may have been thwarted by the cringe-worthy Ryan who loves throwing up his hands like he’s in a nightclub — and 20 years younger. Nonetheless, Melinda hit a home run with this performance and I look forward to seeing her in the weeks to come! The judges agreed and loved it, which led Melinda to turn on the waterworks backstage. But at least they’re happy tears! (For now.)
Kree has a horrible story about her parents passing away, so she dedicated her performance and song to her mother, and she nailed it! The emotion clearly got to all the right places in her song choice, which was “Stars” by Grace Potter and the Nocturnals. Keith and Nicki absolutely loved it, and proclaimed her a star of the show already. But will she be able to keep it up?
The Judges Deliberate Again
Kree Harrison and Melinda Ademi were revealed to be safe, but it looks like we’ve seen the last of Ashlee Feliciano, Brianna Oakley, a very sad Sarina Joi-Crowe.
The Girls Sing For Survival
She sang Phillip Phillips’ “Home,” and it was great.
It was really random of Rachel to sing “Undone” by Haley Reinhart, but she basically killed it! She survived, sending Stephanie goes home. The judges made the right choice!
The Judges Deal With The Guys: More Survival Performances
Adam Sanders decided to sing “Taking Chances” by Celine Dion for survival, and it may have been the biggest mistake ever! It was completely awful.
Josh chose to perform “Georgia On My Mind,” ripping his pants in the process. It was a good enough performace to advance, and the pants ripping may have actually helped matters.
The Judges’ Final Deliberation
The judges announced that the following guys were cut: Peter Garrett, Marvin Calderon, Devin Jones, Kenny Harrison, Will White, Tony Foster, David Leathers, and Adam Sanders.
Next stop, VEGAS ROUND! (And apparently it’s all sudden death, so it should be pretty incredible!)
HollywoodLifers, What do you think of the judges’ eliminations tonight? Who deserved to stay, but was tragically sent home? Drop us a comment with your reactions!
– Russ Weakland
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