American Idol – Top 7

American Idol – Top 7

By: Eddie U

 

This week we had three back to back great performances on the show. The audience definitely got their moneys worth! Skylar, Colton, Jessica and Joshua had a great night.

Elise was a close second, and Hollie and Phillip struggled quite a bit with some pitch issues. Elise, Hollie and Phillip are in trouble of going home if the audience votes for the best vocal performances.

 

In order of appearance.

 

SKYLAR LAINE

Score – 10

Song: Didn’t Know How Much I Loved You – by Kellie Pickler

Jimmy Iovine: You feel it, and when you perform like that… everybody feels it. When she sings… I believe it.

Akon: She is going to be a problem!

Steven Tyler: I’m enamored by the women on the show.  That the crows may crow… but the hens deliver the goods.

(I call Steven’s remarks on the show a Steven Tyler-ISM – or in short… a STIZM – because he sounds Stized when he’s critiquing the contestants. Don’t get me wrong… I love Steven and what he brings to the table.)

Jennifer Lopez: A perfect way to start the show.

Randy Jackson: It was almost perfect pitch.

 

 

COLTONDIXON

Score – 9 ½

Song: Love the Way You Lie – by Skylar Grey

Jimmy Iovine: (very good choacing from Jimmy this week, especially with the arranging of the song.)

Akon: Suggestion – go beyond yourself. There are things about you that you haven’t even discovered yet.

Steven Tyler: You are such a rare talent. I can’t wait for you to record your own songs. You’re that good.

Jennifer Lopez: You do the songs your way… it’s so signature to you.

Randy Jackson: You are an artist. We got two for two. Very Hot.

JESSICA SANCHEZ

Score – 10

Song: Stuttering – by Jazmine Sullivan

Jimmy Iovine: That Voice can move anybody.

Akon: You go so much control – that’s crazy. (Akon was in London w/ Jimmy a few weeks ago, and saw Jessica. He said that she is the one. She is going to be a legend one day. )

Steven Tyler: Every time I hear you sing – I forget where I am. You slay it every time.

Jennifer Lopez: You have an opportunity to take the American Idol audience on a ride – like they’ve never been.

Randy Jackson: You set the bar really high tonight. That was superb – it was the highest degree. You slayed the biggest fish of the night.

JOSHUA LEDET

Score – 9 ½

Song: Runaway Baby – by Bruno Mars

Jimmy Iovine: He could be king some day.

Akon: Your voice is ridiculous – you can’t lose it. With his tone – he can pierce through people’s hearts.

Steven Tyler: You can sell a song like a work of art.

Jennifer Lopez: You have so much control in your voice.

Randy Jackson: You have everything going for you right now.

 

HOLLIE CAVANAGH

Score – 8

Song: Perfect – by Pink

Jimmy Iovine: You win the last note of the night award. You got to make that leap – to natural.

Akon: There comes a time when you go from amateur to pro. It hits you like a bolt of lightning.

Steven Tyler: You wasn’t perfect – it kinda laid there for me.

Jennifer Lopez: You look so beautiful tonight. I feel you fighting. You should be very proud of yourself.

Randy Jackson: It was a lot better than it was last week.

 

Phillip Phillips

Score – 5

Song: Give A Little More – Maroon 5

Jimmy Iovine: I think he is really on the right track this week. And I’m very proud of him.

Akon: (good coaching form Akon with this song)

Steven Tyler: I like how you have evolved with your singing. You kinda look like a Steve McQueen & a Johnny Cash kinda guy.

(Oh yea… another STIZM)

Jennifer Lopez: It was a little bit underwhelming. It wasn’t everything that you can give us.

Randy Jackson: It wasn’t that kind of a wow moment.

 

ELISE TESTONE

Score – 8 1/2

Song: You and I – by Lady Gaga

Jimmy Iovine: She will do great. She can get out of the bottom three with a good performance.

Akon: What needs to happen – is you need to kill it.

Steven Tyler: You took a song that is so simple and effortless – and made it genius.

Jennifer Lopez: You let go – but you kept control at the same time. There’s nobody that can sing like you. It’s crazy.

Randy Jackson: America – Elise is back. That was the perfect song for you. Very dope vocals right there. This is the girl we love.

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