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American Idol 2014 Recap – Top 11 Performances

The American Idol XIII 2014 Top 11 take on songs from the movies! Someone is singing “Let It Go” — that’s going to be epic!

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American Idol 2014 Top 11

American Idol 2014 – Recap – Top 11

Theme: “Songs from the Cinema”

There’s so much talent this year — perhaps the most talented Top 11 American Idol has ever had — I’m having a hard time picking a favorite!

Who do I choose and vote for? I don’t know!

Tonight is an important night: The Top 10 will go on tour — so one person will have their dreams crushed on Thursday.

Jennifer Lopez in a neon pink outfit!

Harry Connick Jr,’s catch-phrase this season: “You have to be in it to win it.” (LOL)

American Idol Judges Top 11

Song Spoilers

Come Together
Sound of Silence
Can’t You See
Sweet Home Alabama
Bennie and the Jets
Let It Go
Skyfall
To Me You Feel My Love
Falling Slowly
Decode
I’m Changing

Review

Contestant Song Voting Number
Sam Woolf Come Together 1-855-4-IDOL-12
Sam goes out of his comfort zone with this one. He looks like a boyband member without his guitar. Afterwards, Ryan Seacrest offered to teach how to do the Nae Nae.
Jessica Meuse Sound of Silence 1-855-4-IDOL-10
The band was off! But Jessica somehow pulled it together.
CJ Harris Can’t You See 1-855-4-IDOL-05
CJ completely nailed this! His best performance in the live shows to date. Looks like a great debut for his new guitar. I’m very happy.
Dexter Roberts Sweet Home Alabama 1-855-4-IDOL-01
Very safe performance. I wasn’t impressed like last week. Judges thought he should bring something unique to the cover.
Ben Briley Bennie and the Jets 1-855-4-IDOL-04
Ben got the harshest comments from the judges tonight so far. But I thought he looked good in his green jacket. Go deviled eggs!
Majesty Rose Let It Go 1-855-4-IDOL-07
This was so awful. Poor song choice for her. Bad delivery. I felt so bad while she was singing. The audience were shocked at how bad it was!
Caleb Johnson Skyfall 1-855-4-IDOL-13
I didn’t like this. But it seemed everyone else did. He missed all the high notes but apparently that didn’t matter.
MK Nobilette To Me You Feel My Love 1-855-4-IDOL-06
MK still needs to work on her performance. She’s so stiff. I normally wouldn’t mind but she was out of tune which bothered me. The judges think she is a star.
Alex Preston Falling Slowly 1-855-4-IDOL-09
Perfect song choice and a perfect delivery. The best of the night for me. Go Alex!
Jena Irene Decode 1-855-4-IDOL-08
Jena nailed it! I thought this was her best. She was on point from the very beginning. Plus she played the piano. I love it!
Malaya Watson I Am Changing 1-855-4-IDOL-02
Malaya held it together. This was one of her better performances. Sang all the notes at the right places. Good job.

Who’s going home? Take the poll!

Honestly, Randy Jackson shouldn’t be on the show anymore if they have nothing else for him to do but hold Malaya’s tuba. So embarrassing. Dude, know when to quit. Have some dignity.

American Idol 2014 Top 11 - Who's Going Home

American Idol 2014 Top 11 – Who’s Going Home

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164 comments
Rickey
Rickey moderator

Again thank you everyone! Please check out the performance videos, share on FB and Twitter. And spread joy and love everywhere.

NickRoman1
NickRoman1 moderator

No performance recap? WTF?

ArchieSue
ArchieSue

Bottom 3  Dexter, Majesty and ??


The show was much much better this week. Majesty was the only one that really bomb. 

NickRoman1
NickRoman1 moderator

Caleb number one with the guys? I guess they love a bear.

jewels
jewels

Supervote..not crazy about

NickRoman1
NickRoman1 moderator

You can keep saying this is the best/most diverse cast they've ever had, but Seasons 7 and 8 still happened, Harry.

Mike0512
Mike0512

Wow...Malaya just hit a homerun!

NickRoman1
NickRoman1 moderator

I actually love that Harry refuses to stand. So if/when he does, it means something.

RealityDude
RealityDude

Finally! Malaya has a GREAT song choice! Where has THIS performer been all the live shows?

Jay Styles
Jay Styles

everytime she sings.. it sounds like she has a whale in her nose

NickRoman1
NickRoman1 moderator

Getting Lisa Tucker flashbacks. Except this is much better.

NickRoman1
NickRoman1 moderator

You know Idol is in trouble when they're giving Thursday night priority to HELL'S KITCHEN.

Rickey
Rickey moderator

Thank you guys for joining us. I've been busy trying to get everything quickly tonight.

RealityDude
RealityDude

Jena please never NOT use that Piano! :)

NickRoman1
NickRoman1 moderator

Eminem could ask for the real HCJ to please stand up, and Harry Connick Jr would still stay seated.

Mike0512
Mike0512

Now that's what you call a great performance, Jena




NickRoman1
NickRoman1 moderator

Haha, J-Lo bouncing in her chair. Adorable.

RealityDude
RealityDude

@NickRoman1  I know they're trying to squeeze out every last second of show time, but this is unacceptable

NickRoman1
NickRoman1 moderator

@ArchieSue  MK, Jena, Jessica.


Not saying it's fair, only saying it's how America will probably end up voting.

RealityDude
RealityDude

@NickRoman1  LOL! It is surprising.. The end of Caleb's performance was ok, but it was far from his best performance

RealityDude
RealityDude

@NickRoman1  THANK YOU! Maybe they should have an AI All-Stars.. Season 7 & 8 would blow away these last few seasons..

RealityDude
RealityDude

@NickRoman1  SMH! I never though I would see the day. What can they do to fix the sinking ratings?

NickRoman1
NickRoman1 moderator

Paula would have been on her feet and drunk dancing.

ToraTora
ToraTora

MK will be there. But Jena? Not even close.

ToraTora
ToraTora

There were enough average performances last night to put aside jena's connectivity issues. She is clearly safe based on her performance.

ToraTora
ToraTora

Jena will not be in the bottom 3 this week. Hahaha. Have you watched this show in the past? She's going nowhere.

RealityDude
RealityDude

@NickRoman1 @RealityDude  With that line of reasoning you've changed my mind. I'm scared for MK for the same reason. She did better this week, but I don't know if she connected enough

NickRoman1
NickRoman1 moderator

@RealityDude I just think America is having trouble connecting with Jena. They didn't vote her through to the top 13, she was in the bottom 3 last week, etc. Doesn't mean she can't bounce back, but I think she lands there again this week, even though she really doesn't deserve to.

RealityDude
RealityDude

@Idolwild @NickRoman1  I liked the song choice and the end was good, but he missed some notes & was shaky in the beginning. His other performances have been so good, I still think he's a frontrunner