American Idol XIV: “Billboard Hits” Night Recap – April 8, 2015 (@AmericanIdol #Idol)

American Idol XIVcelebrated “billboard hits” on the fifth week of live shows on Wednesday evening (April 8) at CBS Studios in Los Angeles, Calif.

The show kicked off with mentorsFlorida Georgia LineandJason Derulohanding hostRyan Seacrestthe envelope with tonight’s official results. After the envelope was opened, it was announced that the first performer that would be saved to compete next week would beJax.

Jax gave us a different rendition of Lady Gaga’s “Pokerface.” After Jax, Nick Fradiani performed Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream,” followed by an epic performance of “Want You to Want Me” from So You Think You Can Dance judgeJason Derulo.After Jason’s performance, Quentin Alexander was saved in the competition, performing Sam Smith’s “Latch.” Following Alexander was a head-banging performance of “Sippin’ On Fire” fromFlorida Georgia Line.

After mentorsFlorida Georgia Linetook the stage, it was time forJoey Cookto perform her rendition of Miley Cyrus’ smash hit “Wrecking Ball.” Clark Beckham followed with a wonderful performance of “Make It Rain” and Tyanna Jones with “Stay.”

Iggy AzaleaandIdolalumJennifer Hudsonfollowed the contestants with an epic performance of their new hit single “Trouble.” It was so great to see J-Hud back on theIdolstage!

Following the performances, America learned that Qaasim MiddletonandRayvon Owen(again?) were the bottom two contestants this week. Hoping to gain a spot in the Top 7,Rayvonperformed “Set Fire to the Rain” while Qaasim performed Outkast’s “Hey Ya.”

After the Idol Fan Save vote, America learned thatRayvon Owenwould be saved for a second time in a row, meaning Qaasim Middletonwould be packing his bags tonight and heading back to Brooklyn.

The Top 7 contestants areJax, Nick Fradiani, Clark Beckham, Tyanna Jones, Joey Cook, Rayvon Owen, and Quentin Alexander.

Photos: Michael Becker/FOX

Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.

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