Thursday, April 19, 2012
American Idol news! JESSICA SANCHEZ slays again with Alicia Key's Fallin'!!!
After a dramatic intro reminding us of Jessica Sanchez’s almost-elimination last week and a shoutout to the legendary Dick Clark, who passed away today, it’s time to jump in and get started — the Idols are singing two songs each tonight, which means we have 14 performances to get through in the next two hours! For the first round, the Idols will be singing a song from the past decade, and in the second round, they’ll be taking on some classic soul tunes.
Jessica Sanchez, “Fallin’”: Jessica’s hair is really big tonight. It looks awesome and we’re jealous. In less superficial commentary, she sounds fantastic, of course, because she always does, but this is still a little empty-feeling. Gorgeous vocals, but not a whole lot of emotional connection. “That was the passion that you released,” Steven says. “The way you play with songs is just crazy,” Jen says. “Your talent is so otherworldly to me on this show,” Randy says.
Hollie Cavanagh, “Rolling in the Deep”: Bold move, Hollie. Those are some very big and pretty much flawless shoes to fill. She starts out acapella, which is kind of cool. This is actually a lot better than we expected! It’s not, like, the most amazing cover of this song ever, but it’s solid and enjoyable and our favorite Hollie performance in ages. Or maybe ever. “You finally did what America was waiting for you to do... you ruffled your feathers,” Steven Tyler says. “I am so happy right now... that’s exactly what we’ve been waiting for,” Jennifer Lopez says. “I’m not gonna say it was perfect, but it was close to perfect,” Randy Jackson says.
Colton Dixon, “Bad Romance”: Colton’s sporting a perky little streak of red in the front of his hair this week. This is an interesting song choice for him. His version is more rock than Gaga’s, and it takes away a little of the deliciously catchy aspect of the song, but it’s well-executed and he puts on a really engaging performance. “We were just at the Colton Dixon concert, you are so in the zone right now,” Randy says. “It was an exciting, exciting performance,” Jen says. “I know you’ve gotta get low to get high,” Steven says.
Elise Testone, “No One”: It’s sort of odd that Elise chose not to play piano on this song, but okay. She looks pretty in a flowy orange dress, and she sounds pretty fab, too. This probably isn’t remotely flashy enough to keep her out of the Bottom 3 tomorrow, but it’s definitely... nice? Sigh. Oh, Elise. “I love seeing your eyes come alive,” Jen says. “You sang your tushy off tonight,” Steven says. “This is a great song, and I think you sang it great,” Randy says.
Phillip Phillips, “U Got It Bad”: Well, this is smoking hot! We weren’t sure about the saxophone and the bongo drums, but it’s definitely working. It’s really different from Phillip’s usual thing — much smoother and sexier. We wholeheartedly approve. So do the judges, who give him the night’s first standing ovation. “I feel like a chump up here, you got melody, it’s just beautiful,” Steven says. “That was so sexy,” Jen says. (Yeah it was!) “I smile every week that I see you,” Randy says.
Do you love Jessica" Here are her other performances.
Source: Wet Paint | Tracy Fusaro