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Didi Benami – Rhiannon – Video MP3 American Idol Top 16 Performance

Didi Benami sings Rhiannon by Fleetwood Mac on the American Idol Top 16

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Rickey: I LOVED IT. SAVE DIDI! My heart belongs to Didi really. I hope she reads this.

Randy Jackson: This is the reason you are here. It was a lot better.

Ellen DeGeneres: Yes indeedidi! I liked what you did with it.

Kara DioGuardi: One of my favorite moments of the show so far this season.

Simon Cowell: I thought that was head and shoulders above anything else we’ve heard tonight.

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Jacke
Jacke

Im really sad to see Didi go. No offense to that other dude, but he is only there for his looks. Didi was one of my favorites. I am thinking about not watching idol again if that dude wins like Kris Allan did.

AC
AC

I think that Didi has an amazing voice, you feel that it has a character of its own, and the tone oh man its great. Her voice is soothing and very pleasing, besides the singing she is a beautiful woman, and I wish her best in life. I don t think American Idol will decide her future in music, if the votes don't work after all its not a singers show. Good luck to her and hope she's happy.

rhiannon
rhiannon

She's a very pretty girl, however that was a very boring version of this song

Maria
Maria

She sounds the same every week

i know the winner ?
i know the winner ?

they can all sing well ,but the winner this year will be micheal lynche,beacuse there has never been a black person to win this competition yet?so lets see if the truth is told ?and by the way i can,t pick a favourite cause they are all great,good luck to you all.

James
James

Finally! The judges were nice for once to Didi. Her other two songs were not that bad! Were they waiting for this kind of moment to make us back her as an underdog? Whatever works. KEEP BEING NICE!

rick
rick

OK Sarah! gimme a dollar and I'll send you an mp3 of it! :o

LOVED IT

adrian
adrian

shes like avril lavigne

jay
jay

she sounded like colbie calliat

JP
JP

I love how Simon totally embarrassed Randy. He's so useless!

Jody
Jody

She won me over tonight! I thought this performance was really special and I am now scouring the internet for some kind of acoustic cover of rhiannon to substitute till she makes this into a single!

Sarah
Sarah

I thought that was a beautiful interpretation of that Fleetwood Mac song (I would pay to hear that again!). Honestly, I love a couple of the other contestants (Bowersox of course) but that is really the only song that seduced me last night. Her enunciation of the lyrics was heartfelt and beautiful. I hope she goes through.

Cher
Cher

She , Lacey and Lilly all have the same " vibe" going on - if I were just listening and you tole me it was one of the other two , I would have believed it . They are all pretty god but I would not rush out to buy a CD from any one of them . But Didi is cute and sweet and seems to have a fanbse - pretty similar to Brooke White who was " bleh - big deal " . They are all too similar - Crystal and Siobhan stand out as better singers , but for my money, Crystal is the very best femal singer I have seen on American Idol - I totally love that girl .

Badong
Badong

this is LOVE! Chrystal was great, but my heart shouts "Didi!" all the way!

tara
tara

very nicely done. didi is one of my favorites. i like her style.

Larry McElhinney
Larry McElhinney

That stare at the judges at the end, was well deserved.

She was actually quite good last week. Even better here.

Katie
Katie

She did it! Something about Didi keeps me rooting for her. If she makes it to the top 12 I think she has a pretty good shot at staying around to the top 7 or 8.

todog
todog

That acoustic "meow" thing is all she can do. But nice phrasing and bringing out the song's lyrics and meaning. Original stylings and pleasant...BUT much weaker vocal talent than Lilly, Paige, and Siobhan. A bit like muzak???

Katie
Katie

It wasn't that amazing but it's definitely good enough.

Andrew
Andrew

Random Question: Do they pump in artificial applause for the contestants? There was some kind of noise before the crowd actually started physically applauding that didn't sound real.

DJ
DJ

I really liked Didi's performance. I was so happy the judges liked her for once! It's been awhile.

Marie Ruffin
Marie Ruffin

Another guitar strummer! Oh my, what are they going to do on Broadway songs?

The problem with these girls is that they can sing -- like folksy indie singers. They don't have "popular" singer pipes....who's going to write for them?

Pitt
Pitt

Crystal is fabulous, but this is the only song clip that I went back to rewatch. Didi's voice is beautiful and unique, just love it.

Baldie46
Baldie46

Didi WAS very good tonight. Will be here next week for sure.

lordmyx
lordmyx

mp3 isn't working for me..

Kara
Kara

I Voted for her Tonight!!!

Iamthenewblack
Iamthenewblack

Another over-praised contestant. Approximately 4 girls sing exactly the same way and it is a borefest. If they were 3 "divas" as you guys call all black singers everyone would be complaining. Crystal is so way ahead of everybody else it's ridiculous she is the truth. I only watch the show for her and Andrew Garcia. But I am about to find better things to do with my time if I hear these slow suicide letter ballads back-to-back-to-back. I mean that is the only type of song they can do. Lacey tries Landslide=Disaster, Lily tries Sam Cooke- overpraised disaster, Didi tries Bill Withers- trainwreck, Katelyn tries Carole King= wack. No variety, just crap

abercrombieco2
abercrombieco2

i wasn't the biggest fan of hers but shes grown on me , i can see her on the radio and top of the itunes charts way more than some one like soibhon.

Hugh
Hugh

excited to watch her performance in the top 12

DJ Jayito
DJ Jayito

Chessguy... Time will tell. Maybe she will be strong enough to TURN A SONG into her style. I'm not sure, but I like Didi. Top 4 girl, for me.

DJ Jayito
DJ Jayito

I can UNDERSTAND the comments about her being nice and nothing more. However, at this stage. 6 out of the 8 make it, and she was better than 4 others.

chessguy99
chessguy99

It was very good, a duplicate of her Terrified performance. And that's her problem, she can only do that type of song. Themes are going to eat her up.

Nick
Nick

that was most definitely her best performance. i really liked her on that song, and she performed it well, made a connection with it and sang it beautifully. she and lacey both have a similar diction with the way they sing, the difference is that didi actually has some vocal power to give it some substance.

Hugh
Hugh

Awesome!!!! love didi

Lola
Lola

THAT is the problem with her: sweet and nice, nothing else....

Jason
Jason

Sweet and nice, but does not really make me crazy about it.

Samson
Samson

thought she did really well and changed the song up some... good job

Jobe
Jobe

Didn't her name used to be Janell Wheeler?

...kidding, I liked this,

bwatt27
bwatt27

This was the BEST she has ever sang, and for me, the BEST PERFORMANCE of the night. <3 Didi, way to save yourself.

dtones520
dtones520

Uhhh Reuben Studdard is definitely black and he definitely won season 2.

dan cooper
dan cooper

agree,her voice singing this song is very nice.it has the wow moment.i can imagine this version on radio now.however,i dont see her winning this competition.she needs to sing uptempo song.