April 20, 2012

American Idol with 'Now And Then' Week, Jessica Sanchez with "Fallen" and "Try A Little Tenderness"

Jessica Sanchez gives 'otherworldly' performance during Wednesday's "American Idol"  with a recap of Jessica's last week's near elimination.

American Idol' top seven sing hits from 'Now And Then'The contestants sang two songs each, the first a #1 hit from 2000 to today, the second an old-school soul classic.

After nearly being booted last week, Sanchez fought back on the "Idol" stage, first with Alicia Keys' "Fallin' " and later with a spunky version of Otis Redding's "Try a Little Tenderness."
Jessica Sanchez impressed the American Idol judges with both her performances with a mature rendition. Standing ovation,  Judges Steven Tyler, Jennifer Lopez, and Randy Jackson showed their appreciation for Jessica's vocal prowess.

Steven Tyler said it sounded like she was angry with the song, noted, “That was the passion that you released.”

Jennifer Lopez said, “When you opened your mouth, the way you play with songs, it’s crazy, it’s insane. I’m glad we saved you. I’m glad you’re here.

Randy Jackson said, “It was so right for us to do. Your talent is so otherworldly I don’t even think you know it. I love it. Brilliant. Brilliant."

Here is the Jessica Sanchez Try a Little Tenderness.

Steven Tyler said, " You’ve done it again. I like the fact that you’re stepping out." 

Jennifer Lopez said, "We got a little bit of your alter ego, the one you talk about. I think after last week we’ve got to start pushing with your performances. America’s got to connect with you. That’s where I think we need to push you."
Randy Jackson said, "I agree. Absolutely correct. Connect the emotion with the lyrics. That’s what they’re going to respond to. You can sing like nobody’s business. Nice work."
Songs from the other six of the top seven: 
Joshua Ledet,  first Fantasia’s “I Believe” and later for Sam Cooke’s “A Change Is Gonna Come.”
Phillip Phillips took on Usher’s “U Got It Bad” early before tackling Wilson Pickett’s “In the Midnight Hour” 
Hollie Cavanagh first by belting out Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep,” and later with “Son of a Preacher Man.” 
Skylar Laine  first with Lady Gaga’s country-fried version of “Born This Way” and later with a down-home version of Marvin Gaye’s “I Heard It Through the Grapevine.” 
Colton Dixon also got his Gaga on version of “Bad Romance,” ,  later put an emo spin on Earth, Wind & Fire’s “September.”
Elise Testone, her version of Alicia Keys’ “No One” and Marvin Gaye’s “Let’s Get It On.” 

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