'American Idol' Recap: A Favorite Falters For The First Time

After last week's shocking bottom three (and the subsequent use of the judges' save on Jessica Sanchez), there seemed to be a shift in the dynamics on "American Idol" on April 18. The theme was "Now and Then," with the contestants tackling two songs each -- one modern and one soul classic.

The theme seemed to suit some performers more than others, and not necessarily those you'd expect. Hollie Cavanagh finally managed to get a compliment (or three) from the judges, while Joshua Ledet's confidence seemed a little shaken after last week's trip to the bottom three. Colton Dixon had one of his weakest weeks to date, and while Jessica Sanchez was once again in top form, is that enough to bring the voters back to her after last week's surprising results? Read on for our rundown of the Top 7's performances, which featured two Lady Gaga renditions, two from Alicia Keys, and, depending on who you ask, two picks by Marvin Gaye. Read More...


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