American Idol Review: A Couple of "Perfect" Performances

Last week we watched as American Idol contestant, DeAndre Brackensick, received the fewest votes of the week and the judges chose not to save him. Tonight's opener showed that the other contestants were quite broken up about his departure. Or they were broken up because that means they're one week closer to departures of their own.

Tonight, the Top 7 are performing songs released from 2010 to 2012 which can be great if the contestants can use this to show what kind of current artist they'd be and, well, not great if they break my cardinal rule of singing competitions--if you pick a big, popular number, you'd best sing it better than the original artist. Choose wisely, contestants. Please.

Our pal Jimmy has called in Akon to guest mentor this week. Let's see how they did. Read More...


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