Tonight, we are surprised to hear the announcement that one of the Idol contestants has been eliminated due to undisclosed arrests. Later in the show, they revealed that it was Jermain Jones who has been eliminated. It was sad to hear the news, but it was the right thing to do given the circumstances.
Tonight the contestants will perform songs from the Year they were born and here's how the night went:
Phillip Phillips sings Hard to Handle by the Black Crowes. For someone who recently had surgery, I thought Phillip did a great job with his performance. It was a bluesy song choice and it was a perfect choice.
DeAndre Brackensick sings Endless Love and although the judges didn't feel it was the right song choice, we are all in agreement that he did a wonderful job with it. I'm glad that the judges made it clear that the song choice was not of his doing so hopefully America will help to keep him in the competition.
Shannon Magrane sings One Sweet Day by Mariah Carey and I thought she did a better job this week.
Colton Dixon sings Broken Heart by White Lion and I have to side with Steven. Sure he has the rock star quality looks and the cool rock outfit, but I think that his vocals aren't as strong as compared to the other contestants. Sorry, but I am having a Simon Cowell moment.
Ericka Van Pelt sings Heaven by Bryan Adams. I thought she did a great job last week and so my expectations were a little high for her tonight. She did a good job but somehow I feel like she could've done a little bit better.
Skylar Laine sings Bonnie Raitt's Love's Sneaking Up on You and I loved it. I just loved that she stuck to her guns about singing the song that she wanted to sing and she did a fantastic job with him.
Joshua Ledet sings When a Man Loves a Woman by Michael Bolton and he totally nailed it! What a passionate performance by Joshua. And now I'm craving some yummy Louisiana Craw fish.
Hollie Cavanagh sings The Power of Love by Celine Dion and I thought she did a great job. She really has such a strong voice in a small package.
And that's my Recap. Keep on Rocking AI . . .