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American Idol

Watch Spencer Lloyd Sing an Original Song in American Idol 2014 Hollywood Week Finals — February 12, 2014

We’ve reached the final round of American Idol Hollywood Week, and let’s just say the process has been a doozy! Grueling rehearsals, clashing personalities, and mounting illnesses have all taken their toll on the contestants — not to mention the possibility of their dreams coming crashing down around them.

That said, some of the hopefuls seem more than ready to vie for a spot in the Top 30, including 19-year-old worship leader Spencer Lloyd. A fan favorite from the very beginning, Spencer decides to go out on a limb by performing an original song.

Unfortunately, the risk doesn’t totally pay off, as Harry criticizes the tune for its trite and preachy message. At this point, all Spencer can do is hope that his previous performances were enough to send him through as he takes the elevator ride to learn his fate.

“When I saw you sit at the piano and sing that song [on Day 1], super simple, I felt like, ‘Okay, this guy really stands out,” says Jennifer. “[But your original song], even though it showed us that you write and play guitar, the song itself wasn’t something that showcased you.”

That said, the judges do have to look back at everything he’s brought to the table since his very first audition. “It became a really tough decision,” J.Lo continues. “[But] we still want you to be in the Top 15 [guys].”

And with that, Spencer Lloyd has made it through to the next round!

What to know who will be joining Spencer in the semi-finals? Click here for our complete list!

02.12.2014 / 12:00 AM EDT by Jager Weatherby
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