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Jermaine Sellers – What’s Going On – Video MP3 American Idol Top 20 Performance

Jermaine Sellers sings “What’s Going On” by Marvin Gaye on the American Idol Top 20

Jermaine uses a steamer. LOL – Okay this performance was “breathy”.

Download: What’s Going On

Ellen DeGeneres: I like that you rocks the onesie. It just didn’t work for me.

Kara DioGuardi: The problem is you are always doing too much.

Randy Jackson: It was so close but so far at the same time. Not a great performance.

Simon Cowell: We’re frustrated and disappointed. Nobody can take you seriously.

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Sallie Wellin
Sallie Wellin

Jermaine can sing. He doesn't need American Idol. American Idol is not for real singers! Judges are not qualified to judge.

don
don

I HATE JERMAINE SELLERS.

JoeAlmighty
JoeAlmighty

How did he make the top 24? O.o His attitude blows. His overconfidence is unjustified. And now he's asking the judges what to do. What kind of artist asks others what he should create? Pathetic...

mike
mike

What the hell is up with his hair?, looks like a turd.

YAWNNN
YAWNNN

He took a song that probaly means a lot to a lot of people and simply made it a mockery. I know god? shouldnt he be the 1 in the hospital, this guy has imaginery friends.

a Rose
a Rose

Ugh, I find this guy to be majorly annoying! Not so much when he sings but afterward when he opens his divo mouth. Jermaine: I know God too and he's far too busy with what's going on in the world to worry much about a singing competition. You're on your own, dude.

Jermaine doesn't have a bad voice but I'm afraid he's going to piss people off and get himself canned before he has a chance to really show what he can do. OTOH, he's certainly more memorable than some of the other guys (i.e., John Park) so that may hold him in good stead for awhile.

Jeer
Jeer

i think Simon is wrong... if they say Jermaine is always doing too much... why?? Jermaine has his style.. he has type to sing like that., he has big talented and awesome vocal... if people say he have a horibble vocal... just give him a chance.
Jermaine have a big Talented! GO!! Jermaine..

Brian
Brian

Absolutely horrible.

alex
alex

He needs to watch some of Nikko Smith's performances for some inspiration. Nikko had a powerful voice but he knew how to tone it down for his performances except for a FEW runs that fit with the flow of the song. Contestants try too hard to "make it their own" when really, if they have a great voice then there's really nothing wrong with just singing the normal version.

sarahv2480
sarahv2480

I LOVE Jermaine! Not only is he deliciously diva-tastic, but I really think he can SANG! I do think he tends to be over the top in his arrangements... he doesn't need to do all that crazy stuff. We already know what he can do and it's not necessary all the time. He needs to dial it down a few notches and he'll be good to go. I think he needs to stay though because he adds a little spice to the show... most of the other guys are pretty frickin' boring.

Ollie
Ollie

Oh Puleeze gurl

He has a whole lotta tude.

Kevin B.
Kevin B.

That first half of his performance was as bad as anyone has sung in the final round in the history of Idol. Truly horrible. It got better in the second half -- but by then, the damage was irrepairable.

Marie Ruffin
Marie Ruffin

I hate this guy. I hate his hair. I hate that he thinks he's ALL THAT.
Does he take those singing lessons they give?

Aprylette
Aprylette

Ha,ha,ha!

You are terrible, Rickey! Jermaine merely needs a bit of composure. Some lyrical control & he can be a strong competitor in this race. He IS 1 of the Top guys.

By the way, I never went anywhere. I am often overseeing your "doings" here. Buahaha..

Marie Ruffin
Marie Ruffin

No, it's his attitude. He's cocky and thinks HE's ALL THAT and he's not. He has -0- star power.

Quinton
Quinton

agree 10000000000000%....If Jermaine work on his pitch. He will make Top 12. It's past 12am on the East Coast so we cant vote no more! I hope TEAM JERMAINE & TEAM TODRICK put in the work for our two singers!!

Aprylette
Aprylette

Have been waiting for a soulful singer to come along & deliciously kill 1 of my faves by 90's R&B star, Tevin Campbell. Justice can be done to the "I'm Ready" ballad if sung by Jermaine. I just know it!:)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrXYlObVQ6g

On 2nd thought, the judges would chastise him if he sang it too close to the original.

Hmmm.

Now, if he dared re-ARRANGE it, he would still receive a pummeling because the song does not warrant re-arranging. It is perfect.

Argghhh! He COULD just slow the tempo. Yeah. Now, THAT would be lovely.

Hmmph! As if Jermaine will ever sing the song. Ha!.

Annyway... he needs to remain on AI for weeks upon weeks & showcase (with control) that beautiful falsetto.

Aprylette
Aprylette

Oh, yeah!

I recall season 4 of AI. 1 of the BEST, imo.
Just loved me some Anwar Robinson; the voice, the dreads, the costumes - unique & sexy. Yummy!

Back on point. Nikko Smith sang & danced while performing at a time when Simon was rigidly against the 'dancing' part - until later. Too bad, 'cause Nikko definitely worked it out.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNQvqmjjb2k

Quinton
Quinton

Season 5 AI Finalist, Nikko Smith "Can We Talk" is Awesome too!!
Go Tevin Campbell!! lol!!

Rickey
Rickey

Please don't let Jermaine destroy "I'm Ready" on the show. Leave Tevin alone.

Welcome back Apryl!

Quinton
Quinton

BE HONEST!! In the past 5 years the highest a BLACK MALE has finished is 8TH Place. IDOL is Harsh on Black male Singers!! It’s the TRUTH!

Anwar Robinson (SEASON 4) – 8th place
Nikko Smith (SEASON 4) 9th place
Chekizie (SEASON 7) 10th place

Idol is Corrupt! They want Jermaine and Todrick to FAIL so BAD on Season 9. They also Kept Angela Martin from getting in the Top 24. And it’s wrong!

Just watch ew.com/idolatry. They said the same thing!!

areyouin
areyouin

I commend jermaine for his church singing background. I'm just not too crazy about what he has done so far.

AI Fan
AI Fan

Compared to Kris' amazing performance of this song last season, Jermaine was completely horrible. I hated it.

D.J.
D.J.

It's very clear that American Idol is not similar to a church style competition like sunday best. However I think that its crazy to say that some of these other people have the talent and ability he has. It's hard to hold back when you have a big voice with a great deal of range and a gospel background. Fantasia saved the church for her post idol career. Most of the people that buy her albums are not considered the target market of American Idol. He has to be pitch perfect and almost reserved to make it on idol period.

Marie Ruffin
Marie Ruffin

He's full of himself. And a little cocky. Not good.

merly
merly

I think he sounds good, better than last week, It's not too much for me, his voice is the kind I like! I dunno what direction the judges want the show to go to, they are slamming Todrick and Jermaine, these two have the best vocals in this year's male bunch!

Jalisa
Jalisa

JermaineSellers approached it like a church singer. I appreciate that, but Mainstream America? They don’t know about that.

Aprylette
Aprylette

The positive: Jermaine has singing talent... possesses stage presence... and, has STYLE. I am in agreement with Ellen. The guy has got his own STYLE, as evidenced by last week & I like it & like him. He is cute & memorable.

However, on the negative. And, there is a negative. I think that the majority of the judges were on point in the criticism of Jermaine showcasing most of his vocal athletics in 1 song. It is overkill & a no-n0. He needs to choose another good song next week. I agree with Ellen again, Jermaine made good selections 2 weeks in a row. But, the execution of the songs were not as pristine as they could have been.

I thought that he was not as bad as Simon declared. His notes were kinda all over the place at intervals but on 2nd listen, the performance was okay. Jermaine has a pretty voice & needs to really focus on delivery.

Leila
Leila

Great voice, too bad he's arrogant and obnoxious. I want him to stay. Way more entertaining than most of the overall bland guys this year.

Danny
Danny

Some runs sound terrific; these are totally ridiculous: they detract from the song. Think about Marvin Gaye. He began his career in the Moonglows--that era's version of a boy band. The Moonglows did crossover music, and like all the harmony groups of that era, they were smooth and they were obsessively on key. Even as the music grew more ambitious in Marvin's solo career, he was always "in control" vocally, knew what he was doing and where he wanted to go with a song.... Jermaine should do something totally different now, if he's lucky enough to stay, which he probably won't be. He should cover a hummable Paul Simon or Jason Mraz song, cut out the melisma, and stay on melody and in pitch...if he can. However, he probably can't. Which is why he does the runs--he can't stay in pitch or hold notes.

druzilla
druzilla

Wow, this guy is just a jerk. Is he the one who dissed the band in Hollywood week? The judges are spot on and he just doesn't want to hear it. Marvin is rolling in his grave. The middle was torture. I hope he's gone this week, I can't take much more of his attitude.

American Idol Fan
American Idol Fan

His voice is better than Casey's -- almost no off keys there but it was just over the top

Quinton
Quinton

Jermaine better get himself together, because Simon is saying he’s finished after tonight. I dont believe Simon, becuase it’s worst singers out there than Jermaine. Jermaine come from a church background where those runs sound perfect with the Gospel music. Simon really needs to go to church and listen.

winterwood
winterwood

this guy needs to STFU .
i bet that he's going home for sure this week.

Alex
Alex

He is out this week! Totally hate this version!

Quinton
Quinton

sorry Alex....That will NEVER happen!! Jermaine is not going no where!!!!

Danny
Danny

Jermaine is totally lost. He can't find the melody, much less stay on it. He sings around the tune not because he's a showoff, but because he can't find the melody.

Sad. He has a lovely voice, but he can't think clearly, and he isn't an artist. He wants to show his range, when really an artist conveys an idea.

Kyle
Kyle

i am in love with jermaine <3 such a diva

S
S

kinda feel the same XD he is so not what i thought as a nice church choir boy back in the first audition, but his diva actions make me start growing on him 4 some unknown reason, umm.. interesting

Quinton
Quinton

Jermaine has really been a dissapointment. Jermaine finished in 4th place on Sunday's Best 2 years ago. He's not picking the right song.

We must prove Simon wrong and Save JERMAINE!! Let's go TEAM!!!

bwatt27
bwatt27

just forget the performance. This guy is hilarious. I wish he'd do stand-up comedy.