Credit: Michael Becker/FOX ©2012 Fox Broadcasting Co. Photo: Burnell Taylor Performs in American Idol 2013 Las Vegas Round 4

Let the sappy backstories begin! American Idol 2013's Burnell Taylor talks about the bad times of dealing with Hurricane Katrina, but there is nothing disastrous about his voice. The judges are all over it and so are we.
American Idol judge Keith Urban compliments Burnell’s performance and says he is an original.
Nicki Minaj says she would pay to listen to him sing and he is the best singer tonight. She says no one else is even in his league.
Randy Jackson says he didn’t think it was Burnell’s best performance, but he loves his originality and the emotion of his performance.

Mariah Carey says Burnell is genuine and she really wants him to stay in the competition. Which he does, since the judges pick him to go through to the Top 20.

Read our full recap of the final Las Vegas round and watch all the performances here.

Credit: FOX Photo: Watch Burnell Taylor Sing “This Time” in American Idol 2013 Las Vegas Round 4