And here's how the night went:
Reed Grimm sings Maroon5's Moves Like Jagger. It's an interesting jazzy song choice. I'm not sure how it will translate into votes though.
Adam Brock sings Aretha Franklin's Think. I liked Adam from the beginning but I just don't think he did enough with Aretha's song. It was an okay performance.
DeAndre Brackensick sings Earth, Wind Fire's Reasons. He started off a little shakey but that high note was just incredible and that's not a very easy song to sing. He has such amazing range.
Colton Dixon sings Paramore's Decode. It was cool that he did something different and stepped out from behind his piano. I thought it was okay, but not my favorite performance of the night.
Jeremy Rosado sings Sara Bareilles' Gravity and I loved it! I can't believe that I forgot him in my post last week and on my photo collage of the top 24 contestants. Shame on me.
Aaron Marcellus sings Jackson 5's Never Can Say Goodbye and it was okay, not brilliant. I can't believe that performance got a standing O.
Chase Likens sings Hunter Hayes' Storm Warning. I've never heard of the song and I thought he was okay. I'm feeling like either the judges are being really generous with their compliments tonight or I'm just having a Simon Cowell night.
Creighton Fraker sings Cyndi Lauper's True Colors and I loved it. I think that Creighton is definitely a unique and talented artist. He has such soul when he sings and this was a great song choice for him.
Phillip Phillips sings Phil Collins' In the Air Tonight. It was an interesting interpretation of Phil Collins' song. I thought he did a really good job.
Eben Franckewitz sings Adele's Set Fire to the Rain. Yikes!
Heejun Han sings Robbie Williams'Angels. I really like the tone of his voice, but it may not have been his strongest performance. I think he still made his dancing mom proud.
Joshua Ledet sings Jennifer Hudson's You Pulled Me Through and he knocked it out of the ball park. Great performance. Now that deserved a standing O.
Whoo Hoo! Jermaine Jones was selected to receive that "surprise twist" second chance to peform for America's votes tonight and he takes full advantage by singing an amazing and emotional performance of Luther Vandross' Dance With My Father. Another well deserved standing O. AI did good by this very nice twist.
It was a wonderful evening for the guys overall and now I can't wait to hear Jessica Sanchez and the rest of the top 12 girls tomorrow night. Will there be a second twist? Stay tuned.
Here are my top favorite performances of the night: Joshua Ledet, Jeremy Rosado, Creighton Fraker, Jermaine Jones, DeAndre Brackensick, Phillip Phillips,
And that's my Recap. Keep on Rocking AI . . .