Credit: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images Photo: Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young at the American Idol 2012 Finale

Who knows the pain and joys of being an American Idol contestant better than a former finalist? No one! That’s why we are so very pleased to share a fabulous guest blog by former contestants Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young breaking down the Top 8 American Idol performances from this week!

 

Last night on American Idol 2013 was a giant mixed bag of awesome and abysmal performances. Country singer Janelle Arthur redeemed herself in spades after a weak showing in her duet with rival Kree Harrison. Angie Miller, one of the favorites to win this season, disappointed the American Idol judges and her fans on Wednesday with perhaps her worst performance all season.

 

Oh, and we can’t forget the guys and the insanity that happened with them last night. Devin Velez, Burnell Taylor, and Lazaro Arbos gave a horrifyingly bad group performance that resulted in Nicki Minaj shouting them off the stage in outrage. None of them really managed to compensate for that disaster with ‘wow’ moments in their solo performances. Devin Velez, who is our prediction to be the one who got voted off American Idol this week, basically blamed the group fail on everyone but himself.

 

So what did lovebirds Ace Young and Diana DeGarmo think about the American Idol performances from the Top 8 last night? Read their review of the Top 8 at Parade.com!