American Idol is getting close to crowning its last-ever idol! In last night’s†episode (March 3), all eight contestants performed. However, only seven had a secure spot on the Top 8. The bottom three contestants would be able to sing one more time, leaving judges†Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban, and†Keith Urban†with an extremely tough decision to put only one performer through to the next round.
My favorite of the secured performances had to be†Mackenzie Bourg’s unique version of†Whitney Houston‘s “I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me).”†As always, he took a song and made it his own.†JLo†mentioned that often switch ups don’t work but the way he chose to do it worked.†Harry Connick Jr.† did not have as many positive remarks about the performance he said, “There was a more inventive way of doing the arrangement.”†Bourg was dedicating his performance to his grandma in the hospital. Can it get any sweeter than that? Watch his full performance below…
Following MacKenzie, pop icon†Demi Lovato†took the stage to perform her hit single “Confident” with the Top 10. After the awesome collab, Demi had all eyes on her when she belted it out to her ballad “Stone Cold,” sealing approval of her talent from the judges. Check out both performances below…
Judge†Harry Connick, Jr.†stepped down as the role of judge for a quick minute to hit the stage and perform “I Do Like We Do” with Butch Walker. Check out the performance below.
Following Harry Connick, Jr., the most dreadful part of the night had officially come — contestants†Avalon Young, Olivia Rox, and Gianna Isabella†were officially named the bottom three contestants of the evening.
Avalon†covered “Earned It“†by†The Weeknd,†Olivia†covered “Trouble
” by†Pink, and†Gianna†covered “If I Ain’t Got You” by Alicia Keys.†Judges Jennifer Lopez, Harry Connick, Jr., and†Keith Urban†had a very tough decision to make, as each gave the contestants positive feedback. †Keith Urban†commented on†Olivia’s vocal range being “insane” and†JLo told†Avalon†”there’s nobody like you.”
After an extremely tough decision, the judges decided to save†Avalon, meaning†Olivia Rox†and†Gianna Isabella‘s time on†American Idol†came to a close.
The Top 8 contestants are MacKenzie Bourg, Sonika Vaid, La’Porsha Renae, Trent Harmon, Lee†Jean, Dalton Rapattoni, Tristan McIntosh,†and†Avalon Young. To vote for your favorite, visit†http://www.americanidol.com/vote.