'American Idol': Stevie Wonder, Hulk Hogan crash the elimination party


This week, "American Idol" totally phoned a friend -- or friends -- for a little help in getting through the elimination hour. The opening number: After a bumpy rendition of "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" from the remaining "Idol" hopefuls, Stevie Wonder glided onto the stage -- just the first of Thursday's (March 24) special guests -- and kicked up the energy level with his own 1970 Motown hit, "Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours."The top 11 may be in top form, but they had trouble presenting "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" as a group. Justin, James, Casey, Naima -- heck, all of them -- tried to put his or her own stamp on the song. We'd have appreciated a more cohesive presentation with ego sacrificed for harmony.Anyhow, Wonder rescued us from the mediocre opening, then led the entire crowd in wishing judge Steven Tyler happy birthday. He'll be 63 on Saturday (March 26).Then, as the...



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