Nicki Minaj was ready to sign two girls on the Feb. 27 episode of ‘American Idol’ — but wacky contestant Zoanette Johnson stole the show!
‘American Idol’ Recap
Melinda Ademi – “I really loved that performance. I think you have so much raw potential and talent,” Keith said. Randy said she might be in a little bit of trouble.
Candice Glover – Keith gave her a standing ovation after she sang “Natural Woman.”
Juliana Chahayed sang Demi Lovato’s “Skyscraper.” Keith said her tone was very “pure” like Jewel and Taylor Swift.
Jett Hermano sang a stripped down version of Rihanna’s “Only Girl In The World.” She sounded good while playing along on the piano. Mariah said “there’s something different about you…I think it’s very intriguing.”
Cristabel Clack sang Alicia Keys’ “No One.” “That was fantastic,” Keith said.
Aubrey Cleland sang Beyonce’s “Sweet Dreams.” “I am obsessed with you,” Nicki said. “You’re gorgeous, you’re absolutely stunning!” Randy says she has the “complete package.” “You’re limitless,” said Mariah.
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Rachel Hale — In the first high-energy performance of the night, she did great! “You’re always smiling and you’re smiling makes me want to smile,” Mariah says.
Breanna Steer — “Right now, record deal!” Nicki yelled. “Sexy on a stick!” Randy agreed: “You know who you are.” Mariah said, “I thought you were extremely marketable and gorgeous and talented.”
Janelle Arthur — Nicki said it fell a little bit flat. Randy said she is his favorite country singer in the competition.
Zoanette Johnson got a standing ovation from Keith, Nicki and Randy for her STUNNING performance of “Circle Of Life!” “Kudos to the Queen of the jungle,” Keith laughed. “Your spirit is too big to be contained,” Mariah said.
The Results Are In
In the end Zoanette, Aubrey, Breanna, Candice and Janelle were sent through.
Did you agree with the judges tonight, HollywoodLifers?
— Dory Larrabee
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