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Jacob Lusk has a tendency to be overly dramatic on American Idol. It’s what has made this season 10 finalist a polarizing singer.
It’s also what concerned Jimmy Iovine last night, as the producer was afraid Lusk’s style would negatively affect his cover of “Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word” and Jacob might “blow the whole thing.”
J. Lo thought the rendition was “beautiful,” while Steven Tyler said both halves of the song just “blew me away.” Do you agree? Or was there almost too much emotion in this performance? Watch and decide.
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Make it your own. Do something unique. Put a fresh twist on it.
How often have we heard American Idol judges utter these words to contestants over the years? Considering such requests, Naima Adedapo put on one of the most impressive performance of last night with “Dancing in the Streets.”
She incorporated horns and percussion instruments and broke it down at one point with her own style of moving and shaking. There was a tribal element to the rendition, helping it stand out and leading to the following critique from Randy:
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Jacob Lusk closed out the American Idol performance show last night – and may have finally showed some weakness.
The soulful crooner covered a 1987 Heart single, “Alone,” coming on a bit strong with the vibrato and coming dangerously close to screeching instead of singing. But the judges still showered the finalist with praise, gushing:
“Gospel had a baby, and they named it Jacob Lusk” (Tyler) and “It is so amazing, so good” (Lopez).
What did you think of this rendition?
Lauren Alaina was among the American Idol finalists who performed with the flu last night.
But the resulting, smokey sound may have actually helped this 16-year old with her rendition of Melissa Etheridge’s “I’m the Only One.”
Thanks to a confident stage presence and a well-trained voice, Alaina earned a wild ovation from the crowd, along with the label of a “shining star” from Steven Tyler. Said Jennifer Lopez, simply and accurately:
“That’s staying true to the melody and framework of the song but still giving it your own flavor. Very good job.”
Adam Lambert is giving American Idol viewers an extra special reason to tune in to tonight’s results show: the former runner-up will perform an acoustic version of the single “Aftermath.”
Following this rendition, a remixed version of the song will be available on Adam’s official site, with a portion of the proceeds going toward The Trevor Project, a crisis intervention and suicide prevention organization for LGBTQ youth.
Listen to the remix here and then decide if it’s worth a download:
Says Lambert of the track:
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Was it boring or did it result in roaring?
Of all the American Idol finalists who took to the stage last night, Haley Reinhart received the most mixed feedback from the judges.
Randy Jackson gave Haley props for going from Alicia Keys one week to LeAnn Rimes the next, but he also referred to her rendition of “Blue” as “sleepy” and “boring.” Steven Tyler, conversely, said you could hear the parts of America who loved country western music “roaring” over the performance.
Jennifer Lopez? She just spouted praise-filled nonsense, as always. Watch Reinhart yodel her way through an interestingMore >
If most American Idol viewers agree that Pia Toscano put on the best semifinalist performance last night among the remaining 12 women, these same fans would say that Karen Rodriguez put on the most interesting.
Perhaps even the most scandalous, according to THG readers.
The New York native threw in a twist to her rendition of Mariah Carey’s “Hero,” singing almost half of the song in Spanish. This actually riled up a few respondents in our blog, who called Karen out for daring to be different.
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All the American Idol chatter this morning may be over Pia Toscano and her rendition of “I’ll Stand By You,” but another semifinalist also assured herself of a spot in the finals with a beautiful ballad cover.
Thia Megia, only 15 years old (and confused over how to prove that, as Ryan Seacrest tried to joke about), delivered a simple version of “Out Here On My Own,” a song featured in “Fame.”
Without trying to do too much, the singer took a single with which few are familiar (always a smart move) and simply stood on stage and let her voice do all the work. It was an especially confident,More >
He’s a former recording artist and a professional cowboy. He’s also an early American Idol favorite.
During the final round of Hollywood auditions last night, John Wayne Schulz confidently took to the stage, guitar in hand, and dedicated his rendition of Fleetwood Mac’s “Landslide” to his mother, who was in the audience.
He gave it a simple, country spin, earning a brief duet with Jennifer Lopez, as that judge sung along with Schulz for a few seconds. That’s always a good sign for any contestant. Watched John Wayne in action and sound off: He has to be among the top contenders at thisMore >
Selena Gomez did more than just dine with a certain fellow singer this week.
The Wizards of Waverly Place star also performed last night at Z100′s Jingle Ball, an event held at Madison Square Garden.
Along with Katy Perry and Justin Bieber, this 18-year old performer entertained fans with a trio of hits. Below, you can watch her rendition of “A Year Without Rain.”
As mentioned, Gomez was not the only singer to perform or celebrity to walk the red carpet at this concert. Click on the following photos to see who else was in attendance:
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Chart-topping friends Katy Perry and Rihanna both performed at Sunday’s American Music Awards. Who will perform better in a test of style supremacy?
Katy looked adorable as ever on the red carpet, so much so that we can’t help wonder if that dress may have helped salvage this rendition of “Firework.”
Meanwhile, Rihanna’s performance to open the show was a good one, but does her latest style experiment measure up? Vote on the fashion champ below:
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Who looked better at the AMAs?
We love Katy Perry personally and think some of her songs are really catchy, but her live singing skills were a bit suspect at the American Music Awards.
It’s hard to watch her rendition of “Firework” (below) and not think that, but that’s just our opinion. What do you think? Did she knock it out of the park?
In her defense, at least she TRIED to sing live, which is more than we can say for some of the no-talent hacks who masquerade as musicians. Also, the boys’ choir was a nice touch, and that tear-away dress? An even nicer touch …
We always knew Justin Bieber had a young fan base, but this is ridiculous (and adorable)!
Just a couple weeks after presenting a five-year old Adam Lambert impersonator to the world, we’re excited to melt your hearts with the following video.
The subject makes Lambert’s cute follower look like a senior citizen. Watch, enjoy and just try not to smile at this rendition of a Bieber classic…Young Bieber Fan
See original here: Presenting: The Cutest Justin Bieber Fan in the World!
American Idol viewers made the right, obvious choice last night, sending Casey James home.
The long-haired singer has come a long way since being depicted as nothing but eye candy for Kara DioGuardi, but he was clearly the worst performer on Tuesday and reacted to his elimination with humility.
“I can’t believe it, man,” he said after Ryan Seacrest delivered the bad news. “I’m so thankful for the opportunity. It’s been an amazing journey and I’m just so honored that I’m here.”
We’re now left with Lee DeWyze and Crystal Bowersox, not the most exciting final pairing, but one that shouldMore >
Lee DeWyze threw down the real gauntlet, according to Randy Jackson.
His rendition of “Hallelujah” was simply stunning, said Ellen DeGeneres.
The singer is the heart of the show, gushed Kara DioGuardi.
And Simon Cowell went as far as to refer to Lee as a “great person.”
What prompted all this praise? DeWyze’s dominance during the most recent performance night of American Idol. Watch him take a rocker’s edge to this classic single below:Halleljuah Rendition
Viewers also watched DeWyze go home and perform in Illinois over the weekend, where he threw out the first pitch at a Chicago CubsMore >