Last night the contestants took on the songs from their personal idols and this was hands down the best night of the entire season, maybe because the theme had so much range that the contestants could pick pretty much whatever they wanted. the contestants all showed us why we fell in love with them in the first place. No bad performances but i think 5 standing O's was unnecessary. the standing ovations on this show has lost all meaning and most of them went to the guys even thought the girls are much better this year. Well anyways it was hard to rank these performances since they were all pretty good so here we go!
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My Ranking from just OK to great (there was no worst)
Heejun Han- A song for you
A song that should have been retired a while ago and boring heejun has returned. well to his defense it was his best performance to date and his tone is just beautiful but he still isn't going to win. was it better than Elliot Yamin's version? no, but overall it was OK. eh he might be in the bottom 3. 7/10
Colton Dixon- Everything
So this week colton decides to win over some votes by showing america his religious side. it was pretty emotional but i wasn't impressed. the performance was kind of a bore and his voice wasn't the strongest. he will be safe thought. They keep calling him a dark horse but he stands the strongest chance of winning. Not his best one last night. 7.5/10
Deandre Brackensick- Sometimes i cry
I knew he would sing this song! and finally he uses his falsetto which is his strongest point. I did like the performance but he has no variety in his vocals. its either all falsetto or no falsetto at all. Not as good as the original so i think hes in trouble this week. he just isn't as popular as the others. 7.5/10
Joshua Ledet- Without you
Man, Joshua is becoming so predictable same over the top performance as usual. I didn't enjoy the beginning but i did like the ending. i still prefer James durbins version of the song. Joshua seemed to get emotional i guess u just cant sing this song without shedding tears haha. besides ALL that...it wasn't terrible and he should be safe. 7.5/10
Phillip Phillips- Still raining'
OK im a huge Phillip ^2 fan but it seems like he does the same thing every week. he did however pick the right song for his voice and the whole thing was pretty good. but its time for something different i wanted him to sing a Dave Mathews song but w.e. he got a standing o' but coming from these judges what does that really mean? Hell be safe no doubt 8/10
Hollie Cavanagh- Jesus take the wheel
I don't know what randy was talking about i thought this performance was good. her vocals weren't perfect but for the first time she connected with the song. of course it wasn't as good as Carries version but hollies performance was way too underrated. Oh by the way she officially has Pia Toscano syndrome and there's no turning back! im scared for her this week =[ 8/10
Skylar Laine- Gun podwer and Lead
Dammit! im starting to like skylar! not completely sold but this girl is in it to win it haha even thought i highly doubt america will crown another country star. she put on a great show and once she got started there was no stopping this girl. very similar to the performance she gave during the top 25. 8/10
Jessica Sanchez- Sweet Dreams
Not to be confused with the Eurythmitics. this was a great song choice for Jessica and didn't i say last week that she sounds just like beyonce. she did a slowed down version of the song which i guess i liked and she showed great vocal control and restraint. And whats up with the crazy staging american idol has this year! 9/10
Elise Testone- Whole Lotta Love
A performance worthy of a standing Ovation! i didn't know Elise had this in her. she proved that she can rock out more than Colton and PP. Elise is now the Haley Reinhart of the season and she isn't a front runner just yet but she is definitly a strong contender. HOPEFULLY she stays out of the bottom three. 9.5/10
Deandre, Heejun, Hollie/Joshua