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Didi Benami – What Becomes of a Brokenhearted – Video MP3 American Idol Top 10

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Didi Benami sings What Becomes of a Brokenhearted by Jimmy Ruffin the American Idol Top 10

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Rickey: She looked great! But this was not a great song choice in my opinion. I LOVE YOU DIDI!

Randy Jackson: The whole performance flatlined for me.

Ellen DeGeneres: That was way dramatic and not your best performance.

Kara DioGuardi: It’s overdone. You’ve lost your way.

Simon Cowell: It was like swimming in jelly. It was so over the top.

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ookiwhite
ookiwhite

i love this studio version of the song.. much better. i miss didi..

Brandon
Brandon

I didn't this was the worst performance. She has a lovely tone and her elimination came prematurely.

Baldie46
Baldie46

Yes, I will miss Didi. Her voice is very soft and sweet. I don't think she was ever "pitchy." (...........Why doesn't Randy just say, "You were 'off-key' tonight, Dawg"?) But Didi could go far with some more practice or training. Loved her!!

Monj
Monj

I hated seeing Didi go either. I really wanted her to win. It pretty much proves how Idol is rigged. It's either they have other plans for underrated Didi or they simply need contestants that can keep the show running.

Too bad I couldn't vote. I've never heard a voice like hers. I really like it. She didn't have to scream, look cute, have such a large fan base, etc. I'm really sad because she's gone.

I'd still follow up on her, even after Idol. Idol doesn't have the final word on how far she'll go.

RoRK
RoRK

Didi didn't do too well but she was still much better than others. R&B isn't her forte so she actually did very well. I wished she had done something from Rickie Lee Jones.

There seems to be an overwhelming love for Crystal but she has actually been very average for a few weeks.

Lots of the singer/songwriter type artistes have lost their way cos' of the over-production on the arrangement side of things. All the arrangements are huge. Didi would have done loads better with simpler arrangements to allow her voice to stand out more. She has an incredibly angelic voice. So very sad to see her go.

Andrew is a waste of space and should have gone weeks ago. Siobhan is getting very irritating with her screaming. Crystal has done nothing to win this competition.

The only consistently good performer has been Aaron. Lee is pretty good too.

What folks like Didi have to do in the future is to know themselves better and to re-arrange songs to suit their style.

Didi Benami has lots of fans. It'll be great if she works on an album soon.

SHAI
SHAI

Didi is super underrated whats with the judges i mean her performance was dramatic, captivating, emotional, she give her heart in the song plus she hit the notes oh men. but i still love didi so so so much pls vote for her..

bl
bl

i thought it was good that she chose a song that she connected with emotionally (isn't that what the judges keep saying they wanted, what is their problem?) rather than something she knows will garner their praise. and you know what, screw you judges, stop picking on her week after week. what happens after she takes out her guitar? you know you're gonna say it's becoming boring. she's trying to show different sides to her. and i thought in post adam lambert era of Idol, being "dramatic" isn't wrong. so why isn't didi allowed to do it? just because she doesn't come from theatre?

the judges are just trying to throw didi under the bus any chance they get, just like they did with kris last season. ice for lunch won last year simon, so get ready to swim in jelly this year.

GHM
GHM

What the hell was that? I'm a fan, but between the perfunctory tearful breakdown and the BAD song choice, I really didn't feel her this week. I agree with the song choices suggested by Jane (comment 28). Didi might make bottom 3, but I doubt she's going home, fingers and toes crossed, knock on wood ...

Monj
Monj

I think it's clear that the judges want someone tweens would likely go for, a cutie or another Miley. It's given they want Crystal to win, but of course, they'd also want to get bankable ones for Idol to last a few more seasons. I don't like the sound of that. The judges' credibility is doomed.

Wade
Wade

That was "over the top", but Shioban wasn't? Judges suck!

siobhanAI9champion
siobhanAI9champion

She's great tonight for me. Definitely worth the download of her Studio Version.
Sounds great! My favorite song!
She's really underrated.
She should made the song a little fast and upbeat in the middle part like the Westlife version coz the judges thought she's old fashioned and broadway.

Again, this one is great!

My top 5 tonight
1. Katie
2. Lee
3. Didi
4.Aaron
5.Siobhan

Sam.the.Man.I.am
Sam.the.Man.I.am

Hey Rickey - The name of this song is:

What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted .... "the", not "a"

lauren
lauren

I think american idol is about expressing yourself and Didi definitely expressed herself well tonight.. She absolutely did great! What the freakin' hell is wrong with the judges?!

Sean
Sean

I'm here again, listening to her. I really love the sweet and slow verse at the beginning. I think her voice suits that part well. So chilling and soothing! Love it!

maurex
maurex

i dont know what the judges want to hear from didi, i think they want didi to go home... bias bias bias

DrakonidHart
DrakonidHart

urgh. im a fan of didi but i cant deny the whole thing sounds offtune to me. There's some jazz overtones, but its just WRONG

jane
jane

she doesn't know how to pick songs. she could have done "sittin on the dock of a bay" or a slow version of "will you still love me tomorrow" and that would have suited her voice really well.

wadergrader
wadergrader

oh PLEASE!!! SAVE DIDI!!! SAVE DIDI!!!!

Mooka
Mooka

Didi has an interesting voice, I think, but what is hard for me to grasp is how she can be so outwardly emotional at times and yet seem disconnected while she's performing. There has to be some better balance she can strike of connecting with the song without breaking down.

Rin
Rin

This was really bad song choice for Didi so I must... listen again, again and again till this audio breaks down.

truth
truth

OK....Ryan Seacrest has a (crush on this chick?) Can you see it? i thought it last week....anyways...it sucked! shes better then this tho.

Goolie
Goolie

Yes. My cousins in US like Didi too.
I think this performance is magnificent!
Great job, Didi!

Nick
Nick

i generally like didi a lot. but it was very pitchy. terrible song choice. i don't think it was dramatic, or over the top like the judges were saying, it just was a boring song and she didn't add any life to it. but the judges really love to hate on her, and i'm not too sure what they want from her. i've said it from the top 24...the judging is really whack this year.

Sean
Sean

Oh, please VOTE DIDI!
What the?! I think she did well, honestly, I'm surprised! I was amazed by her "DIVA-ish" performance. With that performance, I'm loving her more.

Please SAVE her, if you only knew how many fans of Didi are here. I also have friends there, in US, and they said they are voting for Didi.

I love her. She's such sweet, relaxing, tender and unpredictable! Go DIDI!

Kit
Kit

i love didi! i thought she did a great job! please vote for her! but i think she will be in the bottom 3 tomorrow.! T_T :(

Jobe
Jobe

Ryan is acting like a complete azzwhole this year.

Austin
Austin

I'm pissed at Ryan for not letting go of her hand at the end! What a jack&$$. Seriously, watch it over and over she tried to pull away from him over 10 times and he kept making her uncomfortable. If she came out with a sexual harrasment suit against him, i'd believe it.

Yappa
Yappa

I think Usher gave her awful advice. What the judges hated about the performance was that it was over the top, and Usher told her to make it super dramatic. It was very unfortunate, because a song like that can be more effective when it's under-stated.

Having said that, I think that - while Didi's voice has a lovely tone - she just hits too many off notes for this level. She needs to take a lot of serious singing lessons.

ian
ian

i don't care what judges said, i thought didi was great and i still love her

Fan #!
Fan #!

For the second week in a row the judges were a little harsh on her.

Bob
Bob

This is definitely not her genre. She doesn't have a sense of rhythm when she sings. It was a little like watching Al Gore dance.

manu
manu

love didi
the best

May
May

It's such a great song. She's a sweet, appealing person. But it just didn't work.

Samantha
Samantha

I only listened to the MP3 also and thought she did great.
"Chris: I thought it was good too, maybe because I only listened to the MP3 so I didn’t see what she did. But vocally, I thought it was really good."

sam
sam

What's wrong with the judges? I think they are definetly trying to hurt her, maybe they dont want her to take the lead or something because that was great. Last week they also said bad things and for me it was also amazing. Go Didi!

Kaiser
Kaiser

It was so amateurish. The intensity of her performance can be represented in a graph by a straight horizontal line. Nothing is happening. I was not even moved by her claim that she chose the song for some personal reasons. She did not give justice to the song. She just belted and belted till the end, acting as if drowning in the melodrama of her life story.

Rin
Rin

Oh Didi I LOVE U, whatever u sings I'll change my taste of music relevant with u.
I think she's still SHE. Bad thing is that this theme week is not her strength.

LRdawg
LRdawg

I thought it was great. The judges were rough on her. They want her to be a singer/songwriter...well pick a genre that gives her room and more liberty to show what kind of artist she wants to be. I think it's unfair to rip her like that when this isn't the style of music she sings.

Tsai
Tsai

what's wrong with this season's girl?

druzilla
druzilla

I'm hating this back stage stuff. and ryan is a jerk.

Didi wasn't her best.

Chris
Chris

I thought it was good too, maybe because I only listened to the MP3 so I didn't see what she did. But vocally, I thought it was really good.

zz
zz

after her audition and hollywood week performance, i was a fan of didi. however, she's been so horrid since the top 24 that i actually dislike her for being so bad. same with andrew garcia.

bwatt27
bwatt27

Agreed Rickey, she did do great. The judges just rag on her so much... I mean, this song is meaningful, and she brought a lot of emotion to it, and I thought it was sweet.

Dimitri
Dimitri

I thought she was GREAT.

Am I the only one who thought so? What the hell. It seems that way! JEEZ!

Monj
Monj

Too much belting can be hazardous to her health and career. And yeah, I've grown kinda bored of belters, so I don't really find her "wow" and all. She's just female Adam Lambert. I don't really think America needs that.

Ding
Ding

i do agree!!!if they only knew how many fans Didi has overseas...

destiny
destiny

lover her too! ugh if only we can vote.

Daisy B
Daisy B

Well, she could've mixed it up like Andrew did. I mean, most of the contestants aren't R&B singers.

???
???

tired of the sound of her voice..tooooo nasal or twangy or something, IDK?

Jobe
Jobe

Uh, am I reading Rickey's comment wrong?

She 'looked' great.