During the American Idol Top 3 performance night, there were three stages of competition: The Judges’ Choice, Jimmy Iovine’s Choice and the Contestant’s Choice.
Joshua Ledet, “I’d Rather Go Blind” by Etta James
Jessica Sanchez, “My All” by Mariah Carey
Phillip Phillips, “Beggin’” by Madcon
Joshua Ledet, “Imagine” by John Lennon
Jessica Sanchez, “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” by Aerosmith
Phillip Phillips, “Disease” by Matchbox 20
Joshua Ledet, “No More Drama” by Mary J. Blige
Jessica Sanchez, “I’ll Be There” by the Jackson 5
Phillip Phillips, “We’ve Got Tonight” by Bob Seger
During the judges round, Randy Jackson picked the song “I’d Rather Go Blind” by Etta James for Joshua Ledet. It was a very good song choice that helped Ledet showcased once again that he can slay any song thrown at him. But in my opinion, it lacked energy compared to his “It’s a Man Man Man’s World” last week. Nevertheless, I think he’s the one to beat.
Steven Tyler picked “Beggin” by Madcon for Phillip Phillips. Contrary to what Randy said, I think this is Phillip’s best of the night.
Jennifer Lopez has chosen “My All” by Mariah Carrey for Jessica Sanchez. A Mariah song on Idol is very rare because of the degree of difficulty. Nevertheless, Randy said it was one of the best Mariah songs sung on TV.
In Jimmy Iovine Round, Randy Jackson threw Jessica Sanchez under the bus by saying he did not like her rendition of “I’ll Be There.” Moreover, he pimped Phillip Phillips by saying his rendition of “We’ve Got Tonight” was PP’s best ever. I mean really? The best ever? I don’t think so, dude. I think “Volcano” and “Still Rainin'” were miles better.
In the Personal Round, I think Jessica made a good decision when she picked “I Don’t Wanna Miss a Thing” by Aerosmith. I posted weeks ago that I wanted her to sing this song and she did! However, I think her rendition showed that she’s not feeling well because it lacked the power. The Regine Velasquez’ version was a good way to kill it, but nevertheless, it was still good and she got a standing O from Steven Tyler.
Here’s EW’s Power Ranking for the Top 3:
So, Jessica clearly needs our help. She’s in danger of elimination tomorrow.
If you’re in the US, you can vote for Jessica Sanchez by calling any of these numbers:
If you’re from outside the US, you can vote for Jessica via Facebook. Click on the following link today, Thursday, around 11am to 3pm Philippine time to cast your vote:
You may cast up to 50 single votes online, after which any votes cast will not be counted.
You can also vote by using Skype and dial the numbers for Jessica.
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