TV Guide Reviews/Recaps
17:40 EDT, 17 Jul, 2012Review
American Idol 's Top 12 take on one of the show's longest-running themes: songs from their birth year. Despite a flu bug hitting the Idol mansion, many of the contestants took the judges' complaints from last week to heart and kicked up the energy a few n more
AMERICAN IDOL (2011) “Top 12 Perform” Season 10 Episode 18 – At least Idol did the right thing in offering up tonight’s iTunes-ready performances to the Red Cross for donations. If only there was a song I wanted to buy. I think the judges more
The remaining 12 finalists took to the American Idol stage last night, with one new contender emerging and one early favorite reminding viewers that she's still the one to beat. Stefano Langone covered a Simply Red classic with an appropriate title, "If Y more
Born in 1987, Jacob Lusk stepped out of his comfort zone with Heart’s “Alone.” Genius, dude.
Born in 1994, Lauren Alaina brought it with her performance of Melissa Etheridge’s “I’m the Only One,” despite having the flu. She’s back!
Born in 1991, Casey Abrams chose to perform Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit.” Jennifer Lopez thought the performance was too "screamy screechy" and wanted the song to sound more pleasant. Randy gave Casey props for being so fearless with his song choic more
Born in 1989, Karen Rodriguez went for it with “Love Will Lead You Back” by Taylor Dayne. The judges thought it was an improvement over last week, but still weren’t blown away.
Born in 1993, Scotty McCreery chose to perform Travis Tritt’s “Can I Trust You With My Heart.” Although the judges loves his performance, Randy and Jennifer urged him to take more chances and to push himself further vocally.