It was all about the tears on Thursday night's American Idol. But the tears weren't being shed by the two eliminated singers, Naima Adedapo and Thia Megia. Or even by Casey Abrams, who made it through on his own merit rather than relying on a judges' save. Rather, the waterworks were coming from 16-year-old Lauren Alaina, who was visibly upset throughout the second half of the hour-long results show...
Jeers to American Idol for following its best results show ever with one of its worst...
American Idol's Top 12 take on one of the show's longest-running themes: songs from their birth year. Despite a flu bug hitting the Idol mansion, many of the contestants took the judges' complaints from last week to heart and kicked up the energy a few notches. However, for every good performance and exciting song choice, there were still plenty of snooze-worthy moments.
So which sick singer caved under the pressure and which finalist fought the flu and rose to the occasion? Let's break down the performances:
Naima Adedapo, "What's Love Got to Do With It"
The beginning feels a little karaoke-y and almost as if she is speaking instead of singing, but it's the...
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American Idol's Top 13 hit the stage this week with songs recorded by their personal idols, but not all of the night's performances were worthy of being worshipped. With a few exceptions (one of which was an equally troubling rap-reggae take on a current song), the night seemed to be plagued by sleepy arrangements. But do we blame the singers or Jimmy Iovine's team of producers? (More on that later.)
Luckily, there were a few standouts that kept us from completely nodding off. Let's break down the performances...