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Didi Benami – The Way I Am – Video MP3 American Idol Top 24 Performance

Didi Benami sings “The Way I Am” by Ingrid Michaelson on the American Idol 9 Top 24

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Ellen DeGeneres: For that first impression it was a little low key.

Kara DioGuardi: I think the song is good, but while your voice is derivative, you at least did some changes.

Randy Jackson: … but where’s the star factor?

Simon Cowell: I think you are a good singer. It was a bit indulgent. I’m missing a spark.

OMG THAT WAS SO AMAZING.

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Alex
Alex

DIDI!!!! YOU'RE STILL THE BEST FOR ME:> PLEASEEEEEE PRETTY PLEASE VOTE FOR DIDI:( SHE'S REALLY GREAT:)

ddifan
ddifan

i've listened to her rendition for more than a hundred times and it still sounds really really nice. forget about her stage presence. vocals is what really matters. and she's got it!

JoeAlmighty
JoeAlmighty

I liked her little twist on this song.

Daniel
Daniel

Hmmm... Brooke White + Megan Joy = DIDI BENAMI!!!

Hev
Hev

Thanks Rickey.

I Seriously think Simon was way too hard on Didi, it was a boring song but she actually did nothing wrong, I didn't think she was pitchy at all it was composed and controlled.

richard
richard

she definetly has a stand out tone to her voice !!!! i think she could win the whole thing !!!!

DJ Jayito
DJ Jayito

This was my second favorite performance of the night. I don't care if there are 4 girls all trying to be the same type of singer, if at least one of them gets it right, and SHE DID! The other 3... Not so much.

Cheeto
Cheeto

She's got Brooke's nerves, but Megan Joy's type of voice, but they don't sound exactly the same.

Ann
Ann

Wow! Didi's my favorite!

michelle
michelle

I know its early, but I didnt think the girls were very good at all last night..nobody is memorable today. I know nerves had alot to do with it but lets hope it gets better for the girls.

The World
The World

she's cute, but that song sucked balls

AlexPeters
AlexPeters

A good performance. Having not seen DiDi much in Hollywood Week, I couldn't tell if this performance might have been a bit copycat. Is that pitch, tone, inflection, etc. her true vocals, because they sounded a little too close to the original. I have to see her performance next week before I can make a fair judgement. That being said, it looks like she's off to a promising start.

druzilla
druzilla

Was alright but boring. Not the greatest impression.

aryeh gizbar
aryeh gizbar

yey! an ingrid michaelson song on AI! woooh! omg! I can't wait to see this!

Matt
Matt

Unlike how I feel about your new layout, I liked this performance a lot. She does remind me of Megan Joy... but... good.

Pete
Pete

Idol wants to produce superstars or at least stars who will sell. But artists today who are stars and sell won't even make it to the top 12 of American Idol. Seriously, they want to find a Taylor Swift, but I don't think they will let anyone with Taylor's range. Colbie has sold more CDs than many other finalists and she didn't even go to Hollywood.

Carol
Carol

I love this girl. I love the way she is so sultry with this song, love her voice, she moved so well with the music. I didn't like her outfit, something sexier would have been excellent. Simon would have loved that. She has such potential. She has the ability to move you.

RPG
RPG

She's definitely in the top 5 better vocalist this evening. Some of them are so terribly out of tune! I'm digging this!

Adam
Adam

I LOVE this girl! I am totally rooting for her!

Denny
Denny

dIDI OMG she is AWESOME INCRIDIBLE..!

I but i LOVE MAGNUS !

KBong
KBong

Woawhhhh, Didi! She is absolutely brilliant. Her voice is so mesmerizing. I hate and love Simon, common dude. Didi has the "it" factor. I'm sure she will deliver outstanding performances for the coming weeks. Just continue voting for her. too bad i can't vote coz i'm here in the middle east. But she nailed the song. I love her outfit too, her personality for me is sparkling. Please, America vote for her!

Aprylette
Aprylette

I actually like this song & Didi's performance of it.

Am captivated & cannot stop myself from watching/listening to it.

The strongest competitor for her this evening to me is Siobhan's rendering of Chris Isaak's haunting melody, Wicked Game. Grreat song!

Moe007
Moe007

Really liked this. Definitely one of the strongest vocals of the evening.

AI Fan
AI Fan

LOVE THIS. SO MUCH. love the song. love her. love everything.

gleek squad
gleek squad

Didi still rocks for me. But this is just a safe song.

marcel
marcel

brooke white 2.0

WARREN KUNG
WARREN KUNG

I cant believe they pass Angela Martin up for some of these singers.

There is absolutely no way that some of the girls can get anywhere to top 10 in last year's idol, and last year's girls were already weak comparing to guys.

Another artist that wont be even close. I am putting my money on the guys this year.

ron
ron

it was good but nothing really makes it special compared to the others :/ she just played it safe.. no 'umpf' factor unlike when she did "terrified"

anap0t
anap0t

agree! she does look like brooke white

*i thought i was the only one who noticed

RPG
RPG

Completely agree with bwatt27. If you follow closely season 4, you'd have exactly the same opinion. Vonzell and Carrie's first few performances were boring and so so. But they made it all the way to the end. So I'll not judge just yet.

bwatt27
bwatt27

I think its too early to say the guys have it this year. A lot of girls really stand out compared to the guys, and its still only the first week.

ron
ron

w8 i take that back... i played it one more time and thought it was really good :D