American Idol ‘s Top Six – Hollie Cavanagh, Skylar Laine, Joshua Ledet, Phillip Phillips, Jessica Sanchez and Elise Testone returned to the Idol stage to sing for America’s votes on a Queen-themed performance show.
The show started with the judges entering though the audience followed by host Ryan Seacrest.
A video package of the history of the band Queen was shown. Then Queen members Roger Taylor and Brian May talk with the contestants about performing Queen songs on a video package. They then join the contestants live on stage to perform a medley of their hits.
Round One of the show- songs by Queen
Jessica Sanchez- Bohemian Rhapsody
Steve said that it was good and that Freddie would have been proud.
Jennifer said:- that the vocals were good but it needs more of a rock performance.
Randy said that he loved it and it was very nice. He liked that she changed her self and sang no runs.
Syklar Lane- Show Must Go On
Steven said it was great engery and passion.
Jennifer said it was powerful and great.
Randy said it was incredible and effortless
Joshua- Crazy Thing Called Love
Randy said it was unbelieveable and that he is so ready.
Jennifer said that it was her favorite part of the show, inspired vocal and a great performance.
Steven said that you have a classic sound like nobody else.
Elise- I Want It All
Steven said it was over the top, great and he really loved it.
Jennifer said that she murdered it and it was great.
Randy said it was unbelievable. That style of song is so good for her and was one of her best performances to date.
Phillip-Fat Bottomed Girls
Steven said that he loves watching him sing.. Great, beautiful.
Jennifer said that hey give us different flavors, great, he can sing anything.
Randy said that he liked it but did not love it.
Hollie – Save Me
Steven said I love the way you sing, great job.
Jennifer said that she felt that she got emotional and it went off a little bit.
Randy said it was a good performance, but did not have a you could win moment.
Ryan asked the the judges who you think did a good job on Round 1
Jennifer said Syklar
Randy said Joshua and Elise
Steven said Syklar
Round 2 is a song of their choice
Jessica- Dance With My Father
Jennifer said that Luther Vandross is one of her all time favorite singers. She added that this is the best she ever heard it sang and vocal ability.
Steven said that he doesn’t think he has heard her sing a song bad.
Randy said that he is so amazed by at the talent this year, so natural.
Syklar- Tattoos on This Town
Randy said that he loved it, that range, fearless, she go after notes, great performance
Jennifer said that she hit her stride and slayed it.
Steven said that she can do no wrong but needs to pick songs that take you to that place.
Joshua- Ready For Love
Randy said that it was speechless, another unbelievable performance, beautiful
Jennifer said that hey snaps us into reality
Steven said that he hopes the label finds him a bunch of good songs, and that he is off to the moon.
Phillip- The Stone by Dave Mathews Band
Jennifer said that she needs him to do songs that are going to get him to last on that show, so you can win.
Randy said that he just showed his true colors, once again.
Hollie- The Climb
Randy said that was perfect and a perfect song for you.
Jennifer said that was stepping it up.
Steven said that she sang the song like it is going out of style.
After the live performance the Top 6 contestants came into the backstage area to meet with the press and discussed the night. Check back to my page for interviews with the contestants.
American Idol Season 6 runner Blake Lewis was American Idol Season 7 Top 10 finalists were both in the audience tonight. After the show Michael Johns met with the press backstage after the show. Also in the audience was Steven Van Zandt of the Bruce Springsteen Band who is town for Bruce’s sold out show in LA this weekend. Van Zandt was supposed to be a guest mentor tonight before schedule changes.
On Thursday, April 26 (8:00-9:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) will be the live results show in which a Top Six finalist is sent home. In addition, Katy Perry will perform her newest single, “Part of Me”; the official touring Queen tribute, The Queen Extravaganza, will perform their classic smash hit “Somebody To Love”; and American Idol Season 10 finalist Stefano Langone will perform his new single, “I’m On A Roll.”
For more information on the show, please visit: www.americanidol.com