The American Idol Top 3 went home to visit their family and friends this week. They laughed. They cried. They ate nachos.
Tonight the contestants will each perform three songs: one song selected by the judges, a song of their choice, and a pick by Jimmy.
Round One: Judges' Selection
Randy chose Etta James' "I'd Rather Be Blind" for Joshua Ledet. It was slow and kind of sultry. And this is the kind of song where his trademark growl isn't out of place. It works on a song like this one. The throwback microphone was a nice aesthetic touch. Steven offered nothing in the way of criticism and said Joshua must be living a dream come true right now. J.Lo said he brought down the house. Randy hopes Joshua can bring the throwback songs to the mainstream. I'm not holding my breath on that one. It was a typical Joshua performance. There was nothing particularly bad about it, but it wasn't over the top awesome. 4/5