The three remaining American Idol finalists — Joshua Ledet, Jessica Sanchez and Phillip Phillips — took on three songs May 16: one picked by a judge, one picked by themselves, and one picked by Jimmy Iovine. In order to get into the most coveted spot of the finals, they had to deliver performances like they never have before. So who shined and who blew it? You’ll be surprised to find out the answer!
The Top 5 took on the songs of the ’60s and Brit Pop, and for the most part delivered a fun show that could have been a train wreck. With the help of the best mentor to date, Steven Van Zandt, the Idol hopefuls really came out of their shell. But with the highs of Hollie and Joshua, are Phillip and Skylar in trouble of elimination?
The Top 7 took on the songs of “Now & Then” — and Elise Testone may have dug her grave, after arguing with one of the judges! Yikes! The American Idol hopefuls are in the home stretch and have no chance to be saved, which means they should really be at their best — or…
The American Idol hopefuls had this entire decade to pick some awesome and epic songs, but out of so many monster hits like Lady Gaga‘s “You And I” how were Kellie Pickler‘s “You Don’t Know How Much I Loved You” and Jazmine Sullivan‘s “Stuttering” some of the options? Regardless, some of the bad song choices led to good performances!
When the hopefuls get to pick their songs each week I am convinced they have zero taste in music. There are so many legendary 80’s songs that could have been picked and a majority of the songs that were picked didn’t live up to the potential of what could have been. Where was Journey? Where was Madonna? I know we are a few days past but the April 4 performance show was border line April Fool’s Day in how the performances ended up sounding. Yikes!
Has the Will.i.am proclaimed “swagger-naut” peaked? After doing a pretty stellar rendition of Whitney Houston‘s “I Will Always Love You” on last weeks show, things took an awful turn with her March 14 rendition of Gloria Estefan‘s ‘Turn the Beat Around’.