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American Idol: Season 11, Week 13 :: 7 Finalists Compete

Apr 12, 2012

This week on American Idol (Season 11, Week 13), the Top 7 contestants perform songs from 2010 to the present. Read Kidzworld’s recap of “7 Finalists Compete,” which aired on April 11, 2012, to discover what you missed.

Modern Music

American Idol definitely favors oldies music, between weeks devoted to past decades and others devoted to industry legends. But this week, the Top 7 finalists put their modern foot forward by performing songs from 2010 to the present. Modern music should be a more important part of the show for two reasons: first, the majority of the audience is young and probably don’t recognize a lot of the oldies tracks, and second, the winner will be competing in today’s market. So shouldn’t they prove that they can keep up with the times?

The Performances

No one had a bad performance this week. Skylar Laine opened the show with a Carrie Underwood song that really impressed the judges. Colton Dixon sang "Love The Way You Lie Part 2" by Rihanna, which wasn’t his best performance, but the judges seemed to like it. Jessica Sanchez sang a song that even their mentor Jimmy didn’t know well, but gave it her all. She showed passion and emotion and made the judges feel her performance.

Phillip Phillips tried to shake up his performance this week with something a little different (finally!). Even though it sounded great from home, the judges weren’t impressed. Joshua Ledet has a big voice and he’s never afraid to use it. He sang "Runaway Baby" and knocked it out of the park again.

Hollie Cavanagh sang Pink’s “Perfect.” While her singing wasn’t bad, she lacked the passion that the song requires. Of all the performances, hers was the most lacklustre. Elise Testone closed the show with an amazing rendition of Lady Gaga’s “You and I.” 

Elimination

This week in a shocking turn of events, the contestants with the three best performances of the night wound up in the bottom three: Jessica, Joshua and Elise. Ultimately, Jessica received the fewest number of votes. But the judges were quick to dish out their one save of the season. It just goes to show that America may be playing favorites instead of voting for vocal talent.

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