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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.