American Idol 2011 Top 5 Performance Ratings
Haley Reinhart stole last night’s show with her 2nd performance which was “The House of the Rising Sun” by The Animals. In case you missed American Idol’s Top 5 performances, the remaining contestants were tasked to perform not one but two songs for the “Now/Then” (current/classic’s) themed week. I have to say, as we get closer to the American Idol finale, the contestants are definitely stepping their game up. What did the American Idol final 5 sing? Who stood tall and who fell short?
With only five contestants left on American Idol, the competition is definitely getting down to the wire as they battle for the finale. Last night the 2011 Idol hopefuls were tasked with two songs from Now/Then and here is what they sang and how well they did: (ratings based from 1-10 with 10 being the highest)
James Durbin –
“Closer to the Edge” by 30 Seconds to Mars (NOW) – James kicked off last night’s American Idol and while it was definitely different than usual, I really wasn’t feeling it. I mean the kid is an amazing performer and the judges loved it. 7/10
“Without You” by Harry Nilsson (THEN) – Oh boy! James Durbin brought the waterworks with him in his second performance. I didn’t like it at all and I think the tears were complete bull crap. I am sure James will get the sympathy vote on this one. 5/10
Jacob Lusk –
“No Air” by Jordin Sparks & Chris Brown (NOW) – Please send Jacob home! This was absolutely the most bizarre performance of the night. The man tried to sing both Sparks and Brown’s duet himself…it wasn’t good. 4/10
“Love Hurts” by Nazareth (THEN) – I am pretty sure Jacob Lusk sealed his fate on American Idol with this second performance. Jacob will be eliminated tonight. 4/10
Lauren Alaina –
“Flat on the Floor” by Carrie Underwood (NOW) – Lauren took a big risk singing a song from one of American Idol’s most successful winners. It looks like she was having a blast with the song and while it wasn’t her best performance, I still enjoyed it. 6/10
“Unchained Melody” by The Righteous Brothers (THEN) – Being completely honest, I really enjoyed Lauren singing this classic. Her voice is mesmerizing and I think she nailed the song, definitely worthy of being in the top 4 without a doubt. 8/10
Scotty McCreery –
“Gone” by Montgomery Gentry (NOW) – Scotty stayed close to his country roots and sang this song like it was nobody’s business. It was nice to see him tearing up the stage instead of just sitting down on the steps like last week. The judge’s love it and so did I! 7/10
“Always on my Mind” by Elvis Presley (THEN) – Scotty the Body! Sheryl Crow absolutely loved Scotty McCreery last night and while I don’t think he will win American Idol, he definitely has a long career ahead of him. As for his second performance, it was a bit slower but I’ll give it a 7/10.
“You and I” by Lady Gaga (NOW) – I love Haley! Now she took an amazing risk last night by singing an unreleased Lady Gaga song. I absolutely love the sound of Haley’s sultry voice and I think she did an amazing job singing the Queen. Of course Jennifer Lopez said she didn’t think Reinhart was ready to sing Gaga but she is just jealous she couldn’t have pulled it off. Vote Team Halery! 8/10
“The House of the Rising Sun” by The Animals (THEN) – Absolutely amazing! Haley Reinhart’s voice was made for this song and she absolutely nailed it. What a way to end the American Idol top 5 performance show. The judges loved it and Haley has proven that she’s in it to win it! 9/10
What do you all think about my American Idol performance ratings? Do you agree with them? Comment below with your thoughts and remember to tune in to the live American Idol results show tonight at 8|7c on FOX.
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