We are already down to our Top 6 on American Idol. After losing Stefano Langone last week, only 4 guys and 2 girls are left. Tonight they will sing songs from Carole King! Who will soar and who will fail?
Jacob – “Oh No, Not My Baby” Not loving this. It was kind of all over the place and he did not show off the great vocals that he has. Could be bye time for Jacob?
Steven – That was beautiful man. That character and the dancing is what we’re looking for.
Jennifer – That was a tricky song. There were little spaces where it wasn’t perfect but you bring everybody home at the end.
Randy – There was a couple of spots where it was a little sharp. This boy can sing and the scatting was incredible.
Lauren – “Where You Lead” Love that Gilmore Girls theme song! Go Lauren, this is really great. And loved seeing her really work the stage.
Jennifer – I’m so proud of you. It brings tears to my eyes. I felt you pushing. That’s what you need to do.
Randy – You came out with a little extra swagger. I don’t know if I loved the song for you but what I did love is that you came up there with a vengeance.
Steven – When your voice broke that’s when you shined. You keep shining the way you do.
Haley and Casey singing together on “I Feel The Earth Move” and they are sooo cute together. So many romances rumors with them two and I totally believe it. They sound so great together!
Steven – How much in love with Haley are you? It showed. That was really good.
Scotty – “You Got a Friend” Wow, Scotty is soo good. He really is. Such a natural on stage and this was actually a little different for him. Really liked it.
Randy – The beginning of that was flawless. I didn’t know you had that range. When you hit those high notes, just gently let it come down. Steven-If you listen to all the comments about finding the right song, this was it. I don’t think you’ve ever sounded better. Jennifer- There was the reaching for the higher register and you are getting much better at that. You told that story beautifully.
James – “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow” He took it to a simpler place tonight starting out a cappella and really showed off his vocals. Sounded so good! James could go all the way.
Steven – You had me sold on it right at the beginning. That’s the first song I ever made out to a girl with. It was in a bowling and no I didn’t strike out. Jennifer- I thought from the beginning it was magical. You had me moving up here. You are going to be the star of the night. You have had a strong week every single week. That’s what’s going to win it.
Randy – You weren’t just a great rock singer, tonight you proved that you are a great singer. This guy might just win the whole thing! And here we go with another Scotty and Lauren duet with “Up on the Roof”- They really sing so well together with the country vibes. Scotty really does bring out the best in Lauren.
Jennifer – Lauren, you sing your brains off. And you did a really good job too Scotty.
Casey – “Hi De Ho” Wow so jazzy tonight! Really enjoy this side of Casey and with a mini-band beside him, he really put so much energy into this that it was a joy to watch.
Randy – You always keep this show different. It was like this song was written for you. It took me back to New Orleans, where I am from. I’m excited every time you are up there. Steven- You really found your niche. You really worked the stage. It was beautiful. You make my scalp itch it was so good.
Jennifer – You were in your element with the musicians. I would love to see you physically loosen up a bit more. Loosen up your legs a little bit.
Haley – “Beautiful” She is showing off her great bluesy voice tonight and really brought it home at the end. Will this be enough to save Haley?
Steven- You are as beautiful as that song is. You nailed it, yes you did.
Jennifer – You have one of the best voices in this competition.
Randy – I didn’t love the beginning, but I loved the end James and Jacob teaming up for a duet with “I’m into Something Good.”
This is interesting with them singing together. They were having fun but it was kind of all over the place.
Steven – Where we going with all of that? But you know you can all sing good. I am pretty sure Jacob will leave us this week, with Haley and Casey joining him in the bottom 3. We will find out tomorrow night at 8 p.m.!
Written by Rana Meyer