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American Idol

Watch The Backstreet Cowboys Sing “I Want It That Way” in American Idol 2014 Hollywood Week Round 2 — February 6, 2014

Audition rounds are finally over and now the American Idol 2014 hopefuls are busting their busts in Hollywood! After throwing the contestants a curveball — a sudden death “Hollywood or Home” elimination round — Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban, and Harry Connick Jr. are ready to see what these people are made of!

After some stellar solo performances from the likes of Majesty Rose and Kenzie Hall, it’s time for the contestants to split off into groups. Will they manage to remember the lyrics and nail their harmonies? Or will the all-night rehearsals and clashing personalities become their downfall?

Next to take the stage is the Backstreet Cowboys, a group consisting of Southern boys Dexter Roberts, Casey Thrasher, and Ben Briley. All dressed in plaid, they bust out an unexpected rendition of “I Want It That Way” by (you guessed it) the Backstreet Boys.

“Very entertaining,” Keith exclaims following the performance. “I love seeing three Southern guys doing a song that really has nothing to do with what they do musically, and making it work! That’s what this moment’s about.”

For a second Keith starts the deliberation process, but then decides to cut it short. “Oh, who am I kidding? You’re all going through!”

Want to know if your favorites makes it through to the Top 31? Read our spoilers here!