Jimmy Iovine must be some sort of mystic, because he predicted DeAndre Brackensick would be in the Bottom 3. Though he made it into the Top 8, the 17-year-old American Idol contestant seemed to connect with voters only sporadically. He was sent to the stools of sadness when Erika Van Pelt was sent home during the Top 10, and this week he joined Hollie Cavanagh and Elise Testone there again.
With his clear, high voice and mass of curls, DeAndre is certainly a memorable performer, but it seemed like Jennifer Lopez was usually his most vocal fan. The other judges rarely had bad things to say about DeAndre, but they never seemed to believe he could make it all the way to the title slot. In fact, last week, Jennifer raved about DeAndre, but she wanted him around for “a few more weeks” — which gave us the impression she didn’t expect to see him around ‘til the end.
When he sang for his life, DeAndre revisited “Master Blaster,” which was one of his most memorable performances. Yet Jennifer’s lone vote to save him wasn’t enough. Do you agree with Jennifer that DeAndre deserved to stay longer, or do you think it was time for the curly-haired falsetto singer to go home?
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