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American Idol

Watch CJ Harris Sing “Radio” in American Idol 2014 Top 13 — February 26, 2014

Though we definitely got a preview of Live Performances during American Idol’s all-new Rush Week, the time we’ve been waiting for has finally arrived. The final 13 contestants will be battling it out in the hopes of becoming the next big superstar — and the fun and craziness all begins tonight (February 26)!

In another effort to distinguish the show from the previous 12 seasons, Idol producers have decided to be a little bit more lenient with their weekly themes. Instead of going with narrow and recycled themes like Motown and Billy Joel, producers have opted for broader topics, like tonight’s theme, “This Is Me.”

Fifth to take the stage is CJ Harris, the 23-year-old country boy from Jasper, Alabama. After barely earning one of the judges’ wildcard picks during Rush Week, CJ knows he needs to blow them out of the water with his rendition of “Radio” by Darius Rucker. Unfortunately, the judges seem a bit conflicted.

“That song seems like it would be among 20 songs at a concert,” says Harry. “I wish I could have heard you sing something that [showcased] that cry in your voice. I thought it was just an OK song choice.”

Do you think CJ deserves to make it to the Top 12? Sound off in the comments!

02.26.2014 / 12:00 AM EDT by Jager Weatherby
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