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Katelyn Epperly – The Scientist – Video MP3 American Idol Top 20 Performance

Katelyn Epperly sings “The Scientist” by Coldplay on the American Idol Top 20

Coldplay! This was so slow.

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Ellen DeGeneres: I fell kinda asleep. It was so slow. Way too slow.

Kara DioGuardi: I kinda love you.

Randy Jackson: It was great until the last couple notes. I liked it.

Simon Cowell: I thought it was a smart choice of song. You become quite corny when you perform. It was a million times better than last week.

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dee
dee

shes one of the best! Siobhan, Crystal, and Katelyn are my top 3 girls. Im trying to like Didi but I think its not going to work out.

dan cooper
dan cooper

is it too slow?i think it cant be speed up.she sang great and for sure top 2 performance of the night.

Nainai
Nainai

She got my attention, last week I didn't even care to listen to her peformance. But this week, she is great. Great song choice and great voice..

Kara
Kara

I Voted For Her Last Night!!!

mike
mike

@ Lucy

Clearly you are totally tone deaf. She was SO boring, and the tempo made me sleep. She murdered that song (in a very bad way)

don
don

I love this version. The judges are idiots for not picking this as performance of the night. It was "HER" moment! Randy, STFU and die! Ellen, deaf as a bat! Btw, Natasha Beddingfield is a lame overrated hag!

Lucy
Lucy

Hauntingly beautiful. I thought she was superb. This gal did not get the props she deserved. Clearly one of the top performances last night.

DJ Jayito
DJ Jayito

She does an amazing sounding performance and gets somewhat SLAMMED and LEE on Tuesday sounded AWFUL and gets called a FRONT RUNNER!? Tell me why!?

Dave
Dave

I've been listening to a number of last night's performances over and over, and this is the only one that gets better each time I hear it. Her voice is just beautiful, and she sings beautifully (those aren't the same things).

She can't blow a week, though, the judges have their favorites, clearly. She needs to stick with numbers that showcase her strength--the quality of her voice. If she did some kind of dance track or something, where the quality of her voice doesn't come through, she could find herself going home. Crystal Bowersox and Lilly Scott have a lot of experience, they are polished performers. Siobhan Magnus has that powerful voice. Katelyn needs to hit her sweet spot, and keep hitting it, because the women are tough this year.

On the guy's side, there is Lee DeWyze (who actually has two albums available on amazon) with his Danny Gokey/Eric Clapton voice, and then there's everybody else. So if Katelyn wants to make the final four, she needs to build a fan base, and knock off Siobhan, Lilly, or Crystal. The girls will be splitting the girl's vote, shoeing Lee into the final 4, leaving 3 spots for the ladies.

Jack
Jack

Ellen seriously has no idea what she's talking about. Katelyn's performance is EPIC. After Kradam last year, I thought this season's crop of talents were completely worthless - until Katelyn came on tonight!

coldplayfan927
coldplayfan927

she destroyed that song it was ment for chris martin and only chris

Bill
Bill

I thought Katelyn's performance was riveting from beginning to end. It's the judges that need to be criticized here, not the performer. Sometimes, their comments make absolutely no sense and make me wonder how much they really appreciate music. Katelyn, both you and your performance were wonderful tonight.

Cathy
Cathy

I like this young lady. She has a very nice quality to her voice. She needs to keep her hair down and wear as less makeup as possible. She is a natural beauty.

Cher
Cher

I thinkl she sounded great both weeks. I had not planned to like her because I had other early favorites like Crystal and Lilly but I think she is better than Lilly. Yeah , Lilliy is defferent and unique but Katelyn actually has the better voice of the two girls . Still prefer my girl Crystal and I like Siobhan too but Katelyn is in the top 3 0r 4 .

mike
mike

lol Simon is actually right. She looks like a total retard when she sings. Besides she is totally lying when she says she haven´t heard Natasha´s version before!, they are pretty much the same version.

sweetangel1051
sweetangel1051

I agree with most here who said the judges did not give this performance enough credit! She sang it soo dang well, I was really impressed. Yeah it was slow, but it was a nice-slow to me. Screw the judges, I sometimes mute them.

Tara
Tara

this was actually very good. she should've gotten better remarks from the judges. i'm looking forward to more.

Pie2
Pie2

Katelyn is one of the only girls that has true, raw talent on this season. She can sing heartfelt pieces but can also belt it out if she wants to. My favorite by far.

Emily
Emily

LOVE her! Seriously love her. Crystal Bowersox is my #1 but she is a CLOSE 2nd. She is fab.

a Rose
a Rose

I was really impressed by Katelyn tonight. To be that composed and confident this early in the game says a lot about her ability. She played it smart and chose a song that suited her vocals well. I felt she also connected with the song and the audience.

krisis
krisis

That was by far my favorite performance of the night. She is so self-possessed and consistent. And, no one on Idol ever does that sort of stripped down, plaintive ballad without over-singing. At least, they don't do it that well.

jojo
jojo

I have to take offense to Randy's claims of her last notes being "pitchy." Listening back proves that simply is not true.

A beautiful performance.

Cooper
Cooper

I am now a fan of this blondie! Siobhan and Crystal were my favorites. Now add Katelyn to the list. She stole my soul!

Brian
Brian

Surprised me with what a masterclass this was. The most goosebump raising performance of the night. Perfect tempo... what's the point in rushing the Scientist? It wouldn't work sped up.

jgu22
jgu22

This is one of my favorite renditions of the song I have heard. It was captivating and enthralling. I'm not sure why the judges hated it as much as they did.

chessguy99
chessguy99

Amazing voice, tempo was taken down to much. She should have watched Natasha Bedingfield's version on Youtube, the tempo would have suited her better. It would have been an Idol moment.

Jerry Clark
Jerry Clark

Well, yes, she is a bit gorgeous and that could be half the battle of being a diva, eh? But she sang good. The SONG is boring but somebody wrote it and sombody has sang it in the past and put it on the market. So this means the singer isn't boring...it may have been a bad song choice. But this Carrie Underwood look-alike will be around for a while. Song was slow and a bit boring but listen to the quality of her voice, too.

burghman
burghman

I am a huge Coldplay fan, and the Scientist is one of my favorites. I think she did a wonderful job with it, just slowed it down a bit too much. And yes, I know it's a singing competition, but the piano part sounded pretty far off from the original.

Shollia
Shollia

I thought it was a lovely performance. Yeah a bit cheesy with some of the expressions she was making, but I enjoyed the slower tempo for once. It suited what she was doing and she sang it well.

Nick
Nick

i thought they threw her under the bus a little bit. i also agreed the judges comments were way off tonight. she was way better than they gave her credit for.

Claudia
Claudia

Better than the judges give credit for

Jay Tee
Jay Tee

Those high notes gave me chills. So clean.

Loonyluna
Loonyluna

This was really good. The judges can suck it.

Maxine
Maxine

Other than with Crystal, I thought the judges were on the whole pretty off with their comments tonight. Katelyn had me holding my breath the whole time -- I could really tell she connected with the song and it made her performance that much more powerful for me. I hope she sticks around for longer!

Kyle
Kyle

oh i liked this mostly!

Jason
Jason

Fantastic, I really love it....

bwatt27
bwatt27

I actually liked this. I love this song, and though the arrangement was great. Whoever said she was canon fodder a few weeks ago, I don't think so now.

Not the best, but she was definitely good!

jansporter
jansporter

The song suited her voice very well. It was very soulful and she really had a connection with the audience. I hope she performs with the piano again next week. I really loved her performance. So far, this is the performance worth downloading. I hope Siobhan does not disappoint me too. :)

david
david

I thought she was by far the best of the night vocally. I disagree with her song choice--slow songs like this should be saved until at LEAST the top 10. Katelyn needs to do high energy, showstopping numbers right now. And I think she has it in her.

Nick
Nick

she's pretty but her voice is amazing. it was the only thing kara said tonight that made any sense. and yeah it was slow, but it was heartfelt, she connected with the song. top 3 performances of the night behind crystal and siobhan. i thought she got ripped off last week too, it was a brilliant vocal performance. the judging was really weird tonight.

Marie Ruffin
Marie Ruffin

You were blinded by her beauty, because she's bor-ing! Kind of reminded me of Kat McPhee, who I also consider boring.

Kyle
Kyle

yeah some of the "fodder" is outshining the ones they wanted to do well haha

Charlie
Charlie

One of my favourite songs and probably my favourite off the night but i bet she was a bitch in high school