'American Idol' Recap: Underdog Hollie Cavanagh Finally Gets Her Moment


Two big winners emerged on Wednesday's American Idol:Hollie Cavanagh, the shy little vocal powerhouse who could, and Joshua Ledet, who delivered another spectacular, gospel-tinged performance that earned a standing ovation from the judges.

The theme: British pop and the songs of the '60s.

Cavanagh, in her retro-throwback-cruise-ship element, sang Tina Turner's "River Deep Mountain High" with uncharacteristic swagger following some useful advice from guest mentor Steve Van Zandt. The guitarist for Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band and ex-Sopranos actor told the timid Texan, in the most avuncular way possible: "There's a little bit of showbusiness in there to try to please people. You gotta get rid of that." Read More...



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