RECAP FOR MARCH 11, 2015
Hello, and welcome to American Idol on Fox. Tonight, our top 12 will be revealed and perform for us live. Our judges Jennifer Lopez, Harry Connick, Jr. and Keith Urban will choose the wildcard singer.
SINGER: Sarina Joi Crowe
SONG: Love Runs Out by OneRepublic
SAMMI: What a fun, exciting way to kick off the night! She is fun, has the rock and roll edge and just really works the stage.
KEITH: It was a great way to start the night. However, watch the pitch.
J.LO: She is excited to have her on.
HARRY: He enjoyed it and is also happy.
SINGER: Rayvon Owen
SONG: Wide Awake by Katy Perry
SAMMI: This is not the best choice for him. I usually love him, but this didn’t work for me at all. I feel like it is a bit too reserved for him and his personality.
J.LO: She could tell he really felt the moment.
HARRY: He sounded terrific.
KEITH: He got better at the end.
SINGER: Daniel Seavey
SONG: Straight Up by Paula Abdul
SAMMI: He is adorable, but it really didn’t work for me tonight. He is a great singer, he just needs something to make him stand out more.
HARRY: It was a great way to start the night.It was good, but his inexperience is showing.
KEITH: He needs a more emotional song.
J.LO: He needs a song that shows off his vocals better.
SINGER: Maddie Walker
SONG: Suitcase by Gwen Sebastian
SAMMI: She has a great voice and personality, but it was very obvious she was nervous this time around. I think if she calmed down and stopped overthinking things, she would have been fine.
KEITH: It suited her and there was a good mix of things going on.
J.LO: She should get out of her head and just sing.
HARRY: It was a good, solid performance.
SINGER: Tyanna Jones
SONG: Wings by Little Mix.
SAMMI: She officially became one of my top girls. I have a feeling she and Clark are the final two standing.
J.LO: It is amazing how well she is at sixteen.
HARRY: She is comfortable on stage.
KEITH: She is a star.
SINGER: Nick Fradiani
SONG: In Your Eyes by Peter Gabriel
SAMMI: He is the whole package. Cute, talented and just filled with star quality. Win or lose, he is going places!
HARRY: He brings a lot of experience and did well.
KEITH: He now only needs to believe in himself.
J.LO: He needs a song that makes him undeniable.
SONG: I Wanna Hold Your Hand by The Beatles
SAMMI: She is in my top picks for the girls as well. I think she will be in the top three with Tyanna and Clark if he makes it through tonight because there is no way she is going home after this performance.
KEITH: It is clear as to why she is here and he could have just heard it at the piano.
J.LO: It was really, really great. She can see why she is here.
HARRY: She was so good she didn’t even need the band.
SINGER: Qaasim Middleton
SONG: Sir Duke by Stevie Wonder
SAMMI: He has so much power and energy it is hard to not just fall in love with him. Incredible.
J.LO: His energy is so contagious.
HARRY: He wonders if everything will always be an explosion of energy.
KEITH: He killed it.
SINGER: Clark Beckham
SONG: It’s A Man’s, Man’s, Man’s World by James Brown
SAMMI: He killed is as usual. This was the best male performance of the night, no question. He is going to be a performer that we will be talking about for seasons to come.
HARRY: He made him forget the song message and enjoy the performance.
KEITH: He was killer.
J.LO: It was the vocal of the night.
SINGER: Joey Cook
SONG: King Of Spain by Tallest Man On Earth
SAMMI: Put Cher, Cyndi Lauper and Dolly Parton together and you will have the unique goodness that is Joey Cook. There is no other way to describe it. She has qualities I love from all three singers, but is still herself.
KEITH: He liked it.
J.LO: One of her best performances.
HARRY: She is earning a spot up there.
SINGER: Quentin Alexander
SONG: Royals by Lorde
SAMMI: He has NO business not being in the top ten. At all. After a performance like this, I will be SHOCKED if he is in the bottom two any time soon Love this! (Also I always thought she said you can call me GREEN BEAN instead if Queen Bee and was always very confused.)
J.LO: She can’t wait to hear more from him.
HARRY: There were pitch problems but it didn’t matter much because of how in touch he was with his feelings.
KEITH: He also enjoyed it.
SINGER: Adanna Duru
SONG: You and I by Lady Gaga
SAMMI: Well, hello, baby Beyonce! She has the diva quality like Beyonce and a powerhouse voice to match.
HARRY: She needs to channel the energy to staying tune.
J.LO: She needs to control her performance.
HARRY: She has something going on.
Adam, Mark, Alexis and Loren have been eliminated.
Congratulations to all and be sure to tune in tomorrow night for more American Idol! Goodnight!
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