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

Cortez Shaw got the ending “pimp spot” on American Idol 2013 this evening and it is well deserved. This is a huge performance and there is no doubt he will be going through to the next round. Cortez has proven he is a contender tonight.
 
American Idol judge Keith Urban loves the song and thought it was a "bold, brave move" for Cortez to try it as a ballad. He isn't blown away by it and thinks Cortez didn't really nail the vocals. He thinks the really big notes did help carry him through the performance though.
 
Nicki Minaj loves Cortez and thinks it was a really sexy good song choice. He's going to get her vote for sure.
 
Randy Jackson is also liking the performance and thinks he has a huge range and a unique voice.

Mariah Carey thinks the arrangement of the song was cool and Cortez gave a great performance. She wants to see what he'll bring to the stage next.

We’ll all get to see what Cortez Shaw will do next, since he earns a place in the American Idol Season 12 Top 20.

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


Credit: FOX Photo: Watch Cortez Shaw Sing “Titanium” in American Idol 2013 Las Vegas Round 4